Wednesday, November 14, 2012

5 Simple Ways To Reduce Your Household Expenses




Are you surprised when seeing your family expenditures every month? The expenses seem to rise every month. If you are in this situation, try these 5 recommendations before your extra paid money accumulates to a considerable amount! 

1. Recycle those junk letters. 
Each month, you probably receive a dozen or more letters from direct mailing companies in your mailbox. Some of these letters are printed on one side only. Why don’t you try collecting them and combine them into a writing pad? You can also use them to print draft documents or even better use them to create some art work with the kids! Besides saving money, you are also saving a lot of trees. 

2. Install water saving kit in your toilet cistern. 
When flushing the toilet, the amount of water used is usually more than required. By installing a water saving kit in the cistern, the amount of water saved can be as much as three gallons per month. 

3. Use the fan 
Whenever possible, use the fan. The air conditioner is a major contributor to your utility bill. By using the fan, not only are you saving on your utility bill. Another advantage:  you are also building up your body's tolerance to heat, so your chances of getting heat exhaustion or heat stroke during the hot summer season are greatly reduced. 

4. Do not throw away that old bar of soap yet. 
As your wash your hands with soap on a daily basis, the bar will become thinner and thinner until it is almost to use it. Instead of throwing it away, simply stick the old bar of soap onto the new one. (Just make sure both of them are wet when sticking them together). 

5. Cut the tube of toothpaste into half. 
When you can no longer squeeze out any toothpaste from the tube, just cut it in-half. There is some more toothpaste left that can last you for a couple of days if you have a large family. If you live alone or with your spouse only, the extra toothpaste can last up to five days or even more!





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13 comments:

  1. I really liked your ideas. I admit I came to your blog skeptical. But I have really learned some new ways to save and my family and I need to save any way that we can with the 9 of us. The junk letters one was my favorite. I had heard of most of the others but in a little different way. Great Post!

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    1. thanks for stopping by, lol but why where you skeptical?? glad to hear you found the tips useful! be blessed!

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  2. Great tips! I do all of these things, and they do save a lot of money. For small bits of bar soap, a mesh bag (like produce comes in, or one of those scrubby puffs with the string cut so that it becomes a long tube and you can tie a knot in the bottom) keeps them together and also improves the lathering.

    Here are my thrifty tips.

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    1. super! thanks for sharing, i bet the readers will find those tips very useful as well! thanks for reading! have a great weekend!

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  3. Good tips...some new to me. Every penny counts with our economy today and a desire to be good stewards of God's resources.

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    1. Amen to that Pam! thanks for stopping by! have a blessed weekend!

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  4. Those are some great tips! Many I had not thought of! Thank you for sharing and linking up at Simply Helping Him :) Blessings!

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    1. Thank you for hosting! ;) have a great weekend!

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  5. Thanks for all the tips! I guess I've never thought to open up the junk mail and keep the paper and I am a huge list-maker, LOL! I need to save on paper any way I can! I'm visiting from the Weekend Whatever link-up!

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  6. Thanks for sharing these tips at Frugal Thursday Rewind! Just the other day, I found my kids had thrown away their toothpaste because it was "out." All they needed to do was roll up the end and squish all the toothpaste inside together. It's good for a little longer now.

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  7. I am always happy to learn something new, and being a good steward is the right thing to do. You write a wonderful blog!! Thank you for linking it up at DeepRootsAtHome~ I hope you will return and that it will bless many:)

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  8. You can save water in the toilet simply by putting a bottle of H2O in the tank.

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  9. Ooh, thanks for the soap idea. Didn't think of pushing it into a new bar of soap! We put a milk jug into our toilet's water tank and it really helps! Thanks for sharing at Thrifty Thursday!

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