April 16, 2013

Save Money on the Basics at Home in Order to Afford the Luxuries

Who among us can honestly say that wouldn't fancy getting a Jacuzzi installed in their house or an Olympic sized swimming pool put in their back garden?

It would be lovely to add some luxuries to our houses but how will you do it without winning the lottery or receiving an unexpected inheritance from an eccentric uncle? Well, one step is to save money on the basics so that you have more cash for the things you really want. So how can you do this?

Cut Down on the Electricity Bills

One of the easiest ways to save money at home is to cut down on your electricity bills. This can be done in a number of ways and perhaps the simplest one is to go online and look for an alternative energy supplier. Apart from this, you could also look at blocking draughts and using more energy efficient appliances around the house. If you want to take the long term view then fitting solar panels to the property can give you free energy for a long time. Another simple idea is to monitor your energy use and therefore be in a better position to control how much you pay out in the future. We all waste energy now and then so controlling you usage makes a lot of sense.

Do Your Own Repairs


If you need to call in tradesmen for every repair you need to do then the cost of keeping your home looking good can soon mount up. If you make the effort to learn how to do some repairs around the place then this can save you cash while also giving you a new hobby. For example, if you go on one of the local plastering courses in your area you can carry out this essential work yourself and avoid paying out a lot of money to plasterers. The same principle applies all across the property and you might be surprised to see how easy some of the jobs which you have been paying experts to do actually are.

Sell What You Don’t Need

You might not make a fortune on selling your old things but you will at least make a start on your swimming pool fund while clearing out some spaces as well. By going to a car boot sale and selling whatever you no longer need you can free up some cash which could come in very handy for other things later on.

Cook at Home

Many of us spend a lot of money on eating out or buying in take away meals. Cutting down on this by cooking at home might not seem like a big deal but the savings can add up over time. If you start to make more of your own food then you will soon see how you can put away more savings in order to finally get those luxuries you have been dreaming of.

This post was brought to you by Anthony Bendel who writes for www.scissorlift-training.org.uk

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