Personal Habits That Will Help You Save Money

September 10, 2018

The topic of money can be a pretty big deal for most people. Being short on cash is a huge burden that can affect relationships and various parts of your everyday life. If you are trying to save money there are some great tips to help you succeed. By adjusting some of your personal habits, it will not be long before you start noticing the extra money in your savings account.

1- Start Conserving Energy

Many people get up in the morning, turn the lights on, walk into another room and turn those lights on and then another. Before you know it every light in your home is on. You may not think it is a huge deal, but when you are leaving things on, like electronics and lights on a daily basis, it can really add up on your utility bills over the course of the year. Also remember to unplug devices when you are not using them, because they will still draw energy as long as they are plugged in.

2 – Get Rid of Unnecessary Memberships

A great way to save money is to rid any unnecessary memberships. If you have a gym membership solely to use the treadmill, ditch the membership and do your jogging in the fresh outdoors. If you have a Netflix membership, just to help you pass the time, ditch it, and head to your local library where you can rent movies and television series for free!

3 – Save Your Receipts

By saving your receipts, and going through them on a monthly basis you will see where all of your money is going. Take note of items you could have done without, and make sure not to make the same mistake next month. If you happen to notice that you are spending too much at the grocery store, revise your budget and make it work.

4 – Buy Quality Items

When you are trying to save money, more times than not, you will find yourself searching for the cheapest items. However, sometimes this can actually hurt you in the long run, because generally the cheaper the item, the cheaper the quality. Instead of going straight to the discount store, consider looking into quality items for your larger purchases, like furniture and appliances. While it will cost you a little more upfront, you will not find yourself having to repurchase it in the near future, due to it falling apart.

What personal habits have helped you save money? It’s amazing how all the small things really add up!

The topic of money can be a pretty big deal for most people. Being short on cash is a huge burden that can affect relationships and various parts of your everyday life. If you are trying to save money there are some great tips to help you succeed. By adjusting some of your personal habits, it will not be long before you start noticing the extra money in your savings account.

Comments (9)

  • Claire

    July 4, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    These are really useful tips. It’s so easy to waste money without even realising.

    Making small changes can make a huge difference x

  • Jenni

    July 4, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Some good tips here – I always get receipts for everything, and then log them in a big housekeeping book (well, these days I use a spreadsheet) to see how much we spend in different categories (food, clothes, toiletries etc) It’s what my mum always used to do – and probably still does.

  • Kelly

    July 5, 2019 at 7:30 am

    We have actually looked at our spending over the last few months and we need to stay away from BnMs. So we need to budget better.

  • Rachael

    July 5, 2019 at 10:36 am

    I always save my receipts and I have a little table that I input the prices into and what it was spent on, then I can see clearly where my money is going. I also save all my receipts to scan in apps that give you money back. 😀 I agree with buying quality items, especially kitchenware and clothes..things like that.

  • Sonia

    July 5, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    I really need to look into our energy consumption as I am sure we could save a fortune there. Quality items are really worth the investment x

  • Sabina Green

    July 5, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    It is scary how much we spend on trips to the shops. It is so tempting to but things we don’t actually need and can easily turn into a big overspend!

  • Alexandra Cook

    July 6, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Love this topic. Every single of them.is such an important habit that we should really practice.

  • Anosa

    July 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Buying quality items is definitely something I have noticed saves me money plus I cancelled all unnecessary subscriptions

  • PlaydaysRunways

    July 9, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    I have only just said to my husband we need to look at our direct debits to see if there is anything we can get rid of.

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