Tips To Saving Money | Part 4

Tips To Saving Money | Part 4

Now that you’ve made it all the way to the end…here are the last 4 steps that will help you save money in 2020!!! Keep these tips handy and bookmarked on your phone as friendly reminders to get you towards that savings goal.

  1. Use the Library | Is there a book you’ve been eyeing? Whether a book for leisure or an educational book, check with your local library to see if they have it in stock for you to check out. There are also plenty of library apps that you can look into https://ebookfriendly.com/iphone-ipad-apps-borrow-read-library-books-audiobooks/#:~:text=%20The%20best%20iPad%20and%20iPhone%20library%20apps,iPad%20%26%20iPhone%20gives%20access%20to…%20More%20 Don’t be hesitant to look for audiobooks or digital copies because those may be more affordable than holding onto a physical hardcopy of that book you’ve been interested in.
  2. YouTube it – you can DIY anything and everything | There are so many things that you can make yourself without breaking the bank. There’s a trendy new thing called “replica surfaces” and the company sends you a pretty surface that you can use for flat lays of any item you want to take photos of. However, these surfaces can go upwards of $50+. You can easily pick up a piece of ply wood from your local hardware store and apply sticky wallpaper to replicate those fancy surfaces for half the price. Utilize google for tutorials before spending your hard earned money on something that you could have potentially made yourself.
  3. Make your own COFFEE!!! | Who wants to make their own coffee at home? Especially when you have to grind, brew, pour, and then wash everything afterward. Now that there are coffee shops on every corner, it is extremely easy to pass by and pay for a good cup of coffee. But, with your average coffee costing around $4 a cup, you are spending upwards of $28 a week or $112 a month. That is money you could have been saving. Invest in a coffee machine and watch those savings pile up.
  4. Have you heard of “staycation”? | Vacations can be quite pricey. Travel expenses, food, housing…all that really adds up and may not be the best utilization of your funds. Instead, opt for a staycation. Explore the city you live in and venture to places you haven’t been. This will save you money and also allow you to discover hidden gems in your hometown that you didn’t even know existed.
  5. Marie Kondo your home and then SELL IT ALL! | Marie Kondo is best known for her organization approach to decluttering your home. Anything that no longer brings you real joy should get the boot. Follow her checklist https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/tidying-up-with-marie-kondo-what-is-the-konmari-checklist.html/#:~:text=Here%E2%80%99s%20the%20exact%20order%20Marie%20Kondo%20wants%20you,item%20for%20serving%20its%20purpose%20and%20move%20on. and get to decluttering your home. Once you’ve built up a pile of your personal belongings that no longer bring you joy, list them for sale online using platforms like eBay, Poshmark, Mercari, Tradesy, Etsy, Offer up, Let Go…etc. Not only will decluttering your home refresh your day to day BUT it could also make you some money as well!