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Saving around the house
15. MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR UNWANTED STUFF
Sell your old mobile phone, sell old DVDs, in fact, sell anything you don’t want anymore. eBay is a great place to start and there are loads of other sites out there that will give you cash for your things.
16. COLLECT SPARE CHANGE
Have a change jar in your home, ideally by the front door. That way, when you come in you can get rid of what’s in your pockets and have it all in one place – you’ll be amazed at how quickly it adds up.
17. TAKE YOUR THERMOSTAT DOWN A DEGREE
One degree difference in your home won’t be felt – apart from in your wallet!
18. MAKE YOUR OWN CLEANING PRODUCTS
Vinegar is a great all round cleaner that costs much less than loads of different cleaning products – and is less harmful to the environment as well. If you have the time you can save loads doing this.
19. USE YOUR DISHWASHER
Running your dishwasher for a full load costs less than washing by hand as it uses less water and detergent.
20. LEARN HOW TO DIY
It will cost a lot less to do minor fixes yourself than to keep getting a tradesman in.
Just make sure you are comfortable doing this, otherwise you may end up paying more if it goes wrong – you could look at asking someone else to do it and swap a skill so you do something for them in return instead.
I totally love making money from the stuff I don’t want anymore – it feels great to get something back for it rather than it just lingering or throwing it out. As such, I’m always looking for places to use….
Next up we’re looking at transport and bills – places that can be real money wasters if you’re not careful – hope the tips that follow help…