If you own a business or do work on the side that provides a service, see if you can swap your service for another. For example, if you’re a certified personal trainer, maybe your hair stylist would be willing to give free cuts for free training sessions. This ends up being a thrifty win-win for both of you. Not to mention, if you build great rapport with that person, they may refer you business in the future.
Take care of your stuff
We live in a world where expensive items are staples in our lives, like cell phones, tablets, and cars. An easy way to be thrifty is to keep these items in good shape. Losing or breaking your cell phone is a sure-fire way to waste $200 to $300 on replacing it. Not to mention, if your stuff is in good condition, you can sell it later on to make a little extra cash. Put regular car maintenance appointments on your calendar so you don’t forget and bring your laptop to do work while they take care of one of your most expensive items.
Save on energy bills
If you live in an old house, in a place where it gets cold in the winter, you know the pains of paying for heat. What you might not know is that you can cut your bill down quickly and easily by covering your windows with plastic. This keeps heat from escaping, keeping it warmer inside. This means you don’t need to turn the heat up, or keep it on for as long (all of which up your bill) to keep your house warm. Spend a little extra for energy efficient light bulbs as well, which will also help with your energy bills. Here are more secrets to save on all your household bills.