We’d all like to save money, but we also can’t bring ourselves to give up all our little luxuries to stick to a budget. We all know that the cost of our daily coffee and pastry will eventually add up, but you don’t want to give up the best part of your morning. Fortunately, there are a few money-saving tips available to help you strike the balance between budget and treats.
If you want something done right, do it yourself. From doing your own home repairs, to making your own beauty products, there really isn’t much you can’t do yourself. You’ll have to get creative, but you can save money and still have a fresh look each season. There are plenty of home remedies online for face masks, or hair products, which only require things you’d put on your grocery list. You could even set aside a Saturday and do a spa day in the comfort of your home for a fraction of the price.
Coffee and cake at home
If coffee shop pastries are your weakness, learn to make them at home and have unlimited access to these tasty treats. Just be careful to keep a secret stash hidden; once your family learns of this delicious secret you’ll have a hard time keeping any for yourself.
As far as coffee goes, most people are advised to make their own brew at home and take it to work in a travel mug. However, if you feel that your instant coffee doesn’t have the same kick as the freshly ground brew from your favorite stop, then you should invest in a coffee maker with a grinder. It may seem like a big cost at first, but soon you will get your money’s worth once you stop frequenting the coffee shop. Look on CoffeeGrinderHub.com to find your dream coffee machine.
Be honest; when is the last time you used your gym membership? Despite your best intentions, it’s difficult to muster up the energy to go to the gym first thing in the morning or after work. Cut out the middleman and start working out at home. There are a wide range of exercises you can do at home without equipment, or you can buy one exercise machine if you feel that you would benefit from having one at home. Even the cost of a treadmill will be less expensive than wasting money on a gym membership you hardly use.
New wardrobe for free
Everyone needs to buy new clothes at some point, whether for practical purposes or because they’d like something new for the changing season. The easiest solution is to shop in thrift stores, but if you’re handy with a needle, you could upcycle your clothes into something new or simply repair a few holes. If you have friends who are also looking to buy new clothes get everyone together for a clothes swap. You’ll all have a whole new look, without having spent a penny.