Frugal Living Hacks Everyone Should Know

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Most people have many excuses as to why they can’t save money. However, the truth of the matter is that it is possible to save money, no matter how much money is being earned.

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It is completely possible to break the cycle of living from paycheck to paycheck. We will cover some of the best frugal living hacks that will help anyone to save money and have a more financially stable life.

Eat More Leftovers

Most people spend a lot of money on food and one of the best ways to reduce this is to eat leftovers. Simply store the remaining food from meals into safe storage container and store it in the freezer. When ready to eat, take out the bowl, allow it to defrost and reheat.

It is even possible to turn left overs into completely new meals. For example, if there is some leftover rotisserie chicken, simply mince the chicken and turn it into a burger patty. Lightly cook the patty, place it between a hamburger bun, add lettuce and tomato and it’s a completely new meal.

Stop Using Disposable Storage Bags

Now, many people who practice frugal living often use tons of ziplock bags to store food, personal items and other odds and ends However, this is quite wasteful and environmentally unfriendly.

A better alternative would be to purchase a couple of reusable silicone bags, especially for storing food in the fridge or freezer. This will save a lot of money in the long run.

Get Rid Of Cable

Cable and internet is quite expensive, so its a great idea to cut these services. Instead, ask a friendly neighbor if they want to share their internet and in return, offer a few free meals a month or any other type of assistance they may need.

Cutting cable is also a great idea since there are lots of great free shows and entertainment on YouTube and other websites.

Stop Using Brand Name Items For Cleaning

Instead of using expensive cleaning solutions to clean, use cheaper, all natural alternatives. For example, baking soda and vinegar are quite excellent cleaning agents and can be used to clean toilets, floors, mirrors and other surfaces.

Cut Utility Bills

Saving electricity should be another priority since most people spend quite a bit on power. Instead of using a dryer to dry clothes, air dry them instead. Dryers are notorious for using a lot of electricity, so this can significantly cut the bill down.

Adjust the thermostat so that it doesn’t need to use as much energy to heat or cool a room. Instead, when its winter, only raise the temperature a little and simply layer on extra clothes to keep warm.

Low-Cost or Free Hobbies

Having hobbies and other forms of recreation is important for life quality as well as mental health. However, instead of opting for costly hobbies, look into free or inexpensive ones. Some of these include drawing, bird watching, gardening, visiting animals at the local shelter, and origami, to name a few.

These are some of the best frugal living hacks that will help to reduce monthly bills and increase anyone’s savings. Be sure to put them to the test and continue to look for more ways to save money and live frugally.

About the Author

John M Lesko

John M Lesko, Certified Financial Educator & Licensed Consultant
Helping coaches, consultants, and advisors use true financial wellness -behavioral economics and financial therapy - in their practice.

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