If you’ve already done your spring cleaning this year, you’re really on the ball! But your house isn’t the only thing that needs tending this season – how’s your budgeting going? If you’ve made some New Year’s resolutions about getting your budget on track, the spring is a great time to reevaluate where your money is going and what you can fix. Maybe you’re looking for ways to save money for a summer trip! Here are 5 cool ways to save money this spring.
- Grocery shopping: Of course, you should always take a list with you when you go to the store, but also consider buying generic brands instead of the more expensive brands. Planning out meals ahead of time will help you focus on only getting what you need. Also, making your own cleaners out of basic grocery items will be better for your health and budget.
- Utilities: The weather during the spring is usually a great time to leave your heating/cooling unit off. On warm days, open the window and let the sun in, and on the cooler days, leave your curtains or blinds closed to help your bills stay low. If you’re seeing nicer weather, consider using your grill instead of your oven for cooking. It’s also a super time to go through your living space and unplug appliances that you don’t use.
- Go to free local events: Spring usually means the start of a ton of free events happening in your area. Concerts, classes, plays – they’re all out there for you to see for no money!
- Stay home for Spring Break: If you have a spring vacation, your best bet might just be to stay home and have fun – you’ll not only save money, you’ll save on gas or other waste that vacations might contribute to.
- Have a yard sale: What better way to celebrate the accomplishment of spring cleaning than to have a yard sale! You’ll meet some new people, get rid of old stuff, and maybe even make a couple of bucks – every little bit helps.
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