Check out these 5 super easy ways to save. I know that saving money can feel like hard work. Really hard work.
That’s why, when I try something new that saves money and is actually quite easy, I wanna share it. Might as make saving a bit easier for everyone!
Whether you’re looking for some easy ways to start saving or you’ve done all the big, obvious things, these are 5 super easy ways to save a bit more money.
1. Unsubscribe from marketing emails
If you’re trying to save money, being bombarded with marketing emails doesn’t help. Even if you manage not to click through and buy, it makes resisting those great deals and new summer styles much more difficult.
Unsubscribing will make not buying things easier. And it’s just a click of a button.
2. Clear out your Amazon wish list
I love Amazon. Everything you could need in one place, next day delivery and great prices. The problem is it’s too good! Periodically, go through your wish list and wittle it down. There’s probably stuff in there you no longer need or don’t really want, so you might as well remove it. A smaller list means less temptation to buy things.
3. Washing clothes
I talked about saving money on washing clothes in my lazy frugal tips article, but here’s a bit more.
You can keep the costs of washing clothes down by:
- Washing at lower temperatures
- Choosing a shorter cycle
- Making sure your machine is full (2 half loads use more electricity than 1 full load)
- Using a combined detergent and fabric conditioner (I don’t like these, but it’s worth trying for yourself)
- Using Aldi washing liquid (I highly recommend this. I prefer the biological liquid, but they also do non-bio)
- Using less washing liquid and fabric conditioner than required. The escape artist does a good job of explaining why in his article The alignment of interests (or how much washing powder to use?)
4. Switch electricity provider
This may seem daunting if you haven’t done it before, but 20 minutes of work comparing providers and choosing the cheapest can save you money. All. Year. Long. It’s got to be one of the easiest ways to save a good chunk of money, and it could be several hundred pounds.
5. Downshift your toiletries and cleaning supplies
Last year, I tried loads of own brand stuff. I’d already swapped to non-branded food items, but didn’t realise I was still a brand snob where toiletries and cleaning products were concerned.
I swapped washing up liquid, detergent, fabric softener, hand soap, shower gel, tooth paste, toilet rolls, bleach and a load of other things I can’t remember. There were only two things not as good as my usual items, the fabric conditioner and the toothpaste, so I just swapped back.
Super easy ways to save
Saving money doesn’t have to be hard or time consuming. As well as these super easy ways to save, you might like my lazy frugal tips, and the weirdo things I do to save money (which aren’t so weird after all!)
Do you have any other super easy ways to save money? I’d love to hear about them. Hopefully I can rack up even more savings without too much hard work!