Posted by admin on February 2, 2010
With news that the number of people falling into debt is increasing, I thought it would be suitable to write this little guide about how you can save money around your home. Although plenty of people are tackling their debts, by entering IVAs (Individual Voluntary Arrangements) for example, it is still crucial that you do all you can to avoid debt.
The tips provided here are simple to put in to action, and should help you save money around your home.
Close the windows, doors and curtains
One of the main ways we lose money at home is by letting the heat out. It’s an easy mistake for us to make and as a nation, it can cost us millions (if not billions) each year. However, by simply making sure that when you are heating your home, you close all windows, doors and curtains, you can keep your house warmer for longer – meaning you won’t need to waste money heating it back up again.
If you want to save even more money, you should invest in thicker curtains, wall insulation and double-glazed windows – although these will all cost initially, they will help keep the heat in your home and your money in the bank in the long run.
Switch off and unplug
Ok, so this is the obvious point to make – but it really is surprising the amount of people who fail to do it. Appliances such as your microwave or electronic items such as your T.V. can pull power to the socket even when they are switched off. So, to stop wasting money on this, make sure you switch off and unplug after use.
Energy-saving = money-saving
Energy-saving products, such as energy-saving light bulbs, can actually save you a lot of money. My motto is: energy-saving = money-saving…and you should have this mentality too. Even if buying the energy-saving product does cost quite a bit, you should look at it as an investment, because it will save you money in the long run – for example, if you need to replace your washing machine, buy one that can wash using less energy and at a lower temperature.