75 Super-Stingy Ways to be More Frugal

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Home is where the heart is but, it can also be an expensive place to be. 

 

Learn to cut down on your household expenses with these 75 super frugal living tips. It may feel trivial but over time, these tips will save you $100’s in the long run. Living more frugally will put money back in your wallet and savings back in the bank.

As another TOTAL BONUS - being frugal helps pull a family together. We’re “all a team” in this effort - and it’s win/win for everybody.

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75 Super-Stingy Tips To Reduce Household Expenses

  1. Stay home and enjoy what you have
  2. Develop a budget and stick to it
  3. Turn the heat down to save on gas bills
  4. Ride your bike, walk or use public transportation
  5. Hang your clothes to dry. Use a clothesline in the summer and a drying rack in the winter
  6. Become a one-car family
  7. Cut up the credit cards
  8. Pay in cash 
  9. Stay at home (no-spend weekends)
  10. Run the dishwasher & washing machine only when full
  11. Shop different stores to get the lowest price
  12. Grow your own produce
  13. Maximize the use of your freezer
  14. Staycations
  15. Unplug appliances that aren’t being used
  16. Pack a bag lunch
  17. Turn off lights to save on electricity
  18. Eat leftovers
  19. Cut the cable
  20. Ditch your landline 
  21. Opt for sweaters, slippers and blankets before turning up the heat
  22. Meal plan
  23. Switch to cloth napkins
  24. Ditch your single use paper and plastic items
  25. Downsize your home 
  26. Sell stuff you don’t use
  27. Cook from scratch
  28. Use it, mend it, re-purpose it, or recycle it
  29. Trade your skills with others to save money
  30. Make your own cleaning solutions using vinegar, water and baking soda
  31. Check the sales flyers and coupons before you shop
  32. Cut up old t-shirts and use them for cleaning rags
  33. Buy in bulk
  34. Workout at home and use free online workout videos or DVD's
  35. Buy used clothing instead of new
  36. Purchased used furniture instead of new 
  37. Do your own painting and redecorating
  38. Make a grocery list and stick to it
  39. Discover YouTube, if something breaks or you need to learn how to do something, YouTube it.
  40. Buy generic goods to save money
  41. Weatherstrip the windows and doors
  42. Keep emergency cash handy
  43. Be prepared for changing seasons
  44. Don’t wait till the last minute with anything, repairs, groceries, planning and etc
  45. Cut back on entertainment expenses
  46. Do your own housework, landscaping and maintenance work
  47. Purchase quality products that will last
  48. Learn to say no
  49. Learn to use household tools
  50. DIY your gifts - Bonus idea: Plan ahead for the holidays & design photo books on Shutterfly.
  51. Use reusable shopping bags and re-purpose your plastic bags
  52. Shop local
  53. Buy energy efficient appliances
  54. Install low flow toilets and shower heads
  55. If you don’t have a tool or appliance borrow it, or rent it instead of buying it
  56. Replace all your light bulbs with LED bulbs
  57. Start living with less
  58. Drink more water and less soda and juice
  59. Instead of bottled water, invest in an insulated water bottle
  60. Invest in a good slow cooker
  61. Use reusable soap dispensers
  62. Freeze your leftover vegetables to use in soups or casseroles
  63. Invest in a good coffee maker or teapot and make your own at home
  64. Use cash envelopes
  65. Have open communication with your spouse regarding money, goals and life
  66. Stop buying dryer sheets and invest in dryer balls. They work great and save a ton of money!!
  67. Stop buying expensive planners and make your own bullet journal
  68. Keep your tires filled to optimal PSI
  69. Refinance your home or car loan
  70. Use a programmable thermostat
  71. Lower the temperature on your hot water heater & install a water-heater blanket
  72. Reduce the number of meals eaten at restaurants
  73. Shop around for homeowner’s and auto insurance (and consider bundling them)
  74. Use timers and power strips to reduce energy usage
  75. Save money and conserve water with hose timers

Trying a few of these strategies could lead to huge savings down the road. Meanwhile, trying all of them could literally transform your financial future – one dollar at a time.

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