August 7, 2013

10 ways to save money around the home

Not only are we at Qmee committed to getting you money for nothing, but we also love sharing simple little life hacks that can make things a lot easier for you! Here are our latest ideas to help you save money around your home:

  1. Always comparison check online – even if it’s only for food shopping. If you can get 10 chocolate bars instead of one, well, that’s just a bonus!
  2. Check your car regularly and after long journeys – particularly the oil levels, this will stop little problems building up, which means less pennies for the mechanic and more for you.
  3. Substitute ingredients in recipes – if you only need a small amount or you don’t use it that often. If you want extra thrifty points then grow the herbs that you use the most yourself.
  4. Shop at the end of the season – some vital items for next year, such as bikinis and coats, won’t go out of style if you choose wisely. But, let’s face it, if you like it – who cares?
  5. Switch your light bulbs to CFL bulbs – they use 20% to 25% of the electricity normal light bulbs do – yay environment!
  6. Freeze leftovers – this ensures they won’t go off and you’ll be grateful for them when you’re starving and impatient, or running late, at some point in the future.
  7. Get rid of your landline – it’s easier to keep on top of how much calls are costing you on a mobile so you’ll have no nasty surprises at the end of the month.
  8. Plug all your electrical equipment into extension leads – then you only need to remember to turn one switch off instead of everything individually, because we’ve all had a panic about leaving the hair straighteners on as soon as we leave the house…
  9. Install adjustable thermostats – and always remember to adjust them if you’re leaving the house or you’ll be kicking yourself later.
  10. Wait until you have enough washing for a full load – washing machines use the same amount of energy for both small and large loads. Put them on a quicker cycle at a colder temperature, it will keep your clothes in a better condition in the long run anyway 🙂
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