I think that in today’s day in age, we are all looking to cut costs and save our pennies. Here are a couple of ways we’re saving money in our household.
1. Learn how to cut your husband’s hair. If you are fortunate, like me, to have a husband who could care less about their hair, this might be an easy way for you to save $13 every 6 weeks. For a $26 investment in a pair of hair clippers from Costco, we have saved an estimated $117 over the course of one year! And that’s easy money – if your husband doesn’t mind an occasional head gouge or a slight learning curve with the first couple of haircuts. I also cut my son, Lucan’s hair, but cutting a squirming, crying two year-old’s hair is far less enjoyable. So much make sure you are up for the challenge when you try and cut your toddler’s hair.
2. Evaluate whether or not you need that cable television package. I know, I know, it’s hard. Let me tell you, I can personally sympathize. Especially giving up the DVR. But saving close to $75 a month is substantial. And much easier than trying to earn an extra $75 a month. And I bet if you give up your pricey cable tv, you’ll find yourself doing better things with your time because Real Housewives of Orange County is NOT a good use of your time.
3. Which leads me to my next money saving idea: free and cheap movies and television. There are the easy and much suggested, Redbox, Hulu and Netflix, but have you ever thought about utilizing your resources at your public library? I love my library. Story time, magazines and a great selection of FREE movies and television shows –what’s not to love? My library is particularly wonderful and keeps a very up-to-date selection. In the last month we’ve borrowed Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty and Argo. I’ve also borrowed all seasons of Downton Abbey too. Again, I love haunting my local library. And it’s all for free. Unless you are bad with due dates. Which I am.
These are just a few ways to save more of your hard earned money. Stay tuned for more tips in upcoming days!