Last year Really Simple Money published the 100 best money-savings tips which was a big hit with readers.
This year we have decided to come up with more money-savings tips that will help you save on your bills.
To kick off this year’s money-savings tips, Really Simple Money will focus on the home and how you can introduce some simple measures around the house to cut back on your bills.
- Stop buying paper towels. It is one of the best ways to save money at home. Instead see if you can use an old t-shirt or cleaning cloth which you can easily wash and reuse.
- Stop buying expensive air purifiers and fresheners and turn to nature instead. Buy some air-filtering houseplants as they help remove toxins from the air and keep your apartment fresh.
- Cut down on the amount of television you watch. Not only will you cut down on your electricity bill, you will also have more time indulging in more worthwhile pastimes like reading a book or doing some exercise.
- Drink more water and cut down on your intake of wine and alcohol. You will feel healthier and better for it. Drink a glass of water before you sit down for the evening meal, this will make you feel full and ultimately eat less. This will help you cut back on your food bill.
- Cut down your shower time to four minutes or less. Install a water-saving showerhead, it will help you save on your water bill.
- While waiting for the shower water to warm up, save the cold water in a bucket and use it in the garden or to water your pot plants.
- Dishwashers generally use a lot less water than washing your dishes by hand in the sink.
- Front loaders use less water than top loaders.
- Wash clothes in cold water – your clothes will look better and last longer
- Turn down your gas heater by a few degrees, it will save you money on your gas bill. You will also not likely to notice a huge difference in temperature if you lower it slightly.
World’s best savings tips 2018: Share and win!
Last year, we brought you the 100 best savings tips of all time – and it proved to be one of your favourite stories.
Now we presenting the 2018 list – and we want your help!
Visit our Facebook page and comment with your favourite savings tips – however small or old – and we’ll publish them. And we’ll award a bottle of French champagne or equivalent for the best.