Household Tips to Squeeze Out Extra Cash From Your Home Expenses

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These household tips are practical money saving ideas that can help you cut down your home expenses and free up some extra cash to make ends meet. With the rise of the cost of living, job loss, unemployment, and families living on one income, it’s imperative for you to start finding ways to stretch out your remaining source of income to cover your home expenses.

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Together we shall explore various household tips that we can put into action in our homes to ensure our home expenses are fully paid for and have some extra cash for other uses.

As I always say, go with the tips that fit in well with your lifestyle, beliefs, and financial goals. If you pick tips that don’t fit in well in those three areas of your life, you will end up frustrated or throw away your hard-earned money buying money saving gadgets that you will never use after the initial trial.

Save on Power Bill

The cost of electricity has gone up, so cutting down your power consumption is a choice you can make with these power saving tips:

  • Use energy saving or compact fluorescent light bulbs.
  • Turn off small appliances and lights when not in use.
  • When buying new appliances, look for ones with auto shut offs to reduce wasted energy.
  • Unplug or switch off from the power socket TV, computer, and other electronic devices while away from home.
  • Get a battery charger for battery operated toys.
  • Use a motion/occupancy sensor in your rooms.
  • Instead of using electric water heating and lighting system, use solar water heating and lighting system.
  • Power saving gadgets.
  • ...more power saving tips.

Save on Water Bill

Even if you get your water from a private well or borehole and you don't get a water bill at the end of the month mean that you can't apply these water saving tips. Every drop counts.

  • When washing dishes by hand, fill one sink or basin with soapy water. Quickly rinse under a slow-moving stream from the faucet.
  • Replace old-fashioned taps and shower heads with water-saver heads to reduce flow.
  • Consider installing an instant water heater on your kitchen sink so you don’t have to let the water run while it heats up.
  • Install irrigation devices that use water most efficiently.
  • If you wash your own car, park on the grass and use a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle.
  • Use a displacement device such as a blcok of wood or bottle to cut down on the amount of water needed for each flush. Be sure the installation does not interfere with the operating parts.
  • Construct a rain water collector.
  • Choose new water-saving appliances, like washing machines that save up to 20 gallons per load.
  • Cook food in as little water as possible. This will also retain more of the nutrients.
  • Install a rain shut-off device on your automatic sprinklers to eliminate unnecessary watering.
  • Water saving gadgets.
  • ...more water saving tips (101 tips).

More Household Tips

  • Growing your own fruits and veggies.
  • Repair versus Replace.
  • Get help from neighbours.
  • Cancel/change your pay TV subscription/package.
  • Drink treated tap water.

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