Since saving money is one of my favorite past times, I thought I would share some more ways to save $200. Saving money usually doesn’t take much time. Be intentional and you’ll see how quickly you can save a lot of money in a short amount of time.
How To Save Money:
Save Your Loose Change – One of my daughters has a big jar that she forces herself to put all her loose change into. She uses it as her travel fund but you could easily use this idea to help increase your savings account.
Make Your Own Gifts – There are many easy ideas on Pinterest for making your own gifts. Many gifts require no talent or imagination and just require purchasing a few ingredients and little assembly. This can save lots of money over the year and provides a unique gift that people can’t get anywhere else.
Buy Clothes at Resale Shops – When you buy an item of clothing new and wash it once, it looks like most of the items I see in resale shops at a fraction of the cost. Most cities have a good selection of quality clothing available at resale shops. Shop the ones in your area and keep going back to your favorites. You will save lots of money over the years.
Use the Library instead of Buying Books – I have a friend that has 7 children and she reads to them many hours a day, yet she only has 1 bookshelf in her house. She gets almost all her books and videos from the library. This not only saves money but also saves storage space in a house. I love how little clutter she has in her home.
Eat Out Less – If you eat out 3 times a week, how about switching that to once or twice a week? How ever much you eat out, try reducing that a little bit each month. It will take a little planning on your part but can be a huge cost savings over a year. If you need help cooking from your cupboard, check out my ebook Cooking from Your Cupboard for help with eating out less and eating at home more.