Learn how to save money in unusual ways with these simple tips.
LEARN TO BARTER WITH FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
Barter is trading something of yourself, your talent, your goods, vegetables, for some service or goods from the other person.
MAKE YOUR OWN LAUNDRY DETERGENT
Laundry detergent can be very costly. Depending on the size of your family and the amount of times you do your laundry, buying laundry detergent can really add.
To make your own laundry detergent, just purchase your favorite soap (this can be ivory, caress, Irish spring, etc), grate it, then get washing soda (I recommend Arm and Hammer Brand) and Borax.Add to your blender, food processor and mix it all up in a pot or large bowl. There are lots of articles and videos on the Internet that will give you simple instructions in doing this like youtube and ehow.
PAY BILLS ONLINE-
Save money purchasing stamps by paying the utility bills, the mortgage and others online. If the company does not charge a fee for paying bills online, then go ahead and use it. Some companies may charge a fee, then do not use it.
PRINTS CHECKS ONLINE- Look for trial programs online like Avanquest Check designer, where you can download the software and print your own checks.
CHOOSE A BANK WITH LIMITED FEES OR NO ADDED FEES
To save money at your bank, inquire about if there are any fees when you use the ATM at your bank, if you will be charged if your account is not at the minimum balance,any fee if you request paper statement, overdraft fees and the prices of checks.
GROW YOUR OWN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables can be quite costly. You can plant tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, peas, peppers, squash, parsley If you are not sure how to grow your own fruits and vegetables, ask friends, neighbors, coworkers, relatives and there is also valuable information on the Internet about doing this.
MAKE YOUR OWN HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS
Instead of purchasing these, make your own. It is possible to make your own all purpose cleaner, bathroom cleaner, Glass Cleaner, hardwood floor cleaner, furniture polish, Carpet Cleaner and Stain Remover. Use baking soda and vinegar.
RAISE YOUR OWN CHICKENS
You will get your own meat and eggs.
CRAIGSLIST- Make full use of CRAIGSLIST free section.
SHOP AT THE DOLLAR STORE- Every dollar store has a variety of different products. Check it out before going to your regular supermarket or Walmart
PURCHASE STORE BRANDS INSTEAD OF REGULAR BRANDS
This can be with your food items, pasta, snacks, vitamins, hair products, skin products, soap, detergent etc
MAKE YOUR OWN FOOD
Make your muffins, bread, baby food