Everyone wants to save money! It can be really good to incorporate different inventions and DIY projects into your home to save more money. Look for ways to reduce waste, cut back on purchasing, and work for sustainability. This can lead to immense savings overall.
If you’re wanting to start small, however, these projects can be great to get to work with! All of these projects are easy to manage, quickly done, and all are within an affordable budget.
Composting can be really easy to do, especially if you have a garden. If not, you can talk to a neighbor or friend who might have a garden to see if they would be willing to allow you to fertilize it with compost.
To start composting simply grab an old coffee can, or a similar container, and a few tools. Make the coffee can into a bucket, and you have a composting bucket to keep in your kitchen! Keeping the bucket in your kitchen means that you can throw away any extra compostable food waste and reuse it for a garden–possible one that grows more food!
If you find yourself paying extra money on products that don’t have harmful chemicals, you need to learn to make your own materials! Things like laundry detergent, deodorant, and toothpaste can be really easy, cheap, and sustainable to make at home.
Laundry detergent is really easy to make! First, grab your materials: 4.5 ounces of bar soap, 14 ounces borax, 14 ounces washing soda. Once you have all your ingredients, mix them all together until they’re not separated and then it’s ready to use! Use 1 tablespoon per small load.
If you’re wanting it to be a little bit more blended, you can even put the ingredients in a blender or food processor to get the mix at a consistency that can dissolve in even cold water!
In addition to making your own laundry detergent, you might want to consider having a laundry line instead of using a dryer. This can reduce your electricity bill immensely, and leave your clothes feeling softer in the long term.
Heating and Air
There are so many easy things you can do to reduce how much it costs you to heat or cool your house. Shut your closet doors and make sure your home is properly insulated.Sign up for your utility’s time of use plan, which is common with most regional power supply companies. You can also turn down the thermostat on your water heater, 110 or 120 is plenty hot to keep your house and water warm.
It can be hard to save money in a home if you don’t know how to manage it or don’t know what you’re doing. Things like installing dimmer switches and new lighting fixtures might be too hard for the average person, but anyone can shut their closet door and leave a bucket out for composting.