19 Must-Have Items That Will End Up Saving You Money
Spend your money wisely by investing in pieces that will cut your spending in the long run.
It is almost five times more expensive to order delivery from a restaurant than it is to cook at home, according to Forbes. A slow cooker can help make affordable home cooking more manageable. Not only can you prepare big meals in bulk with this product, but you’ll also save money on your energy bill and make tough but cheap cuts of meat tender and tasty, according to greatist.com. According to thekitchn.com, you can even use a Crock-Pot to make items you would normally buy pre-made, such as soups and broths, for cheap. Here are the money habits of people who are great at saving money.
Stainless steel food container set
Ditch the plastic wrap, tin foil, and brown paper bags for lunch with this stainless-steel bento box. Bringing lunch to school or work is an excellent money-saver on its own, but reusing a lunch box makes it even more cost-effective. According to huffingtonpost.com, packing reusable, waste-free school lunches could save families as much as $417 per child every school year on average.
Filtered water bottle
Not only are plastic water bottles in landfills bad for the environment, but 2013 research found that bottled water is about 300 times the cost of tap water per gallon, businessinsider.com reports. That’s why a filtered reusable water bottle is such a good investment.
If you can do without paper books, an e-reader such as a Kindle could be a good investment for avid readers. According to lifewire.com, you’ll make back the money after buying about 14 non-fiction best-sellers. Then, after factoring in the cost of the device and the average cost of e-books, you can save about $5 each time you buy a digital copy instead of the print version. These are 14 items that are a waste of money in brand-new condition.
Rechargeable batteries really are cost-effective. Families that regularly use batteries can save as much as $77.44 per year using rechargeable ones. That’s not something to stick your nose up at if you constantly find yourself at the pharmacy buying AAA batteries. These are 13 shopping tricks you’ll wish you knew all along.
For people who want to skip extension cords and batteries altogether, products like these LED solar-powered fairy string lights are a smart move. No more buying replacement batteries!
Cable TV is almost a thing of the past. With smart TV technologies and affordable devices like the Roku, people are ditching traditional viewing options. The Roku is a portable streaming stick that connects you to everything from Netflix to Hulu on your regular TV so you can give up your cable plan for good.
A draft stopper might not be an exciting purchase, but it will save you money in the long run by keeping air in and out of your home. The long snake-like device ensures that the money you spend on energy heating or cooling your home doesn’t escape through the cracks—literally. These are 15 things you never thought of borrowing to save money.
Put every last drop of toothpaste to work with this eco-friendly dispenser. In addition to portioning out your toothpaste, the organizer keeps your brushes clean and organized.