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Little things count – Go frugal and Save More

Go frugalHey, Reduction Rebels, today I have a guest post from one of our own. Audric Stevens is a financial expert and a contemporary writer. Though he writes a lot about debt, For Eve of Reduction he’s sharing some proactive tips to being frugal and fending off debt before it temps us. 

Nowadays the cost of living has increased so much so that it has become almost impossible to manage the expenses. Therefore, the more you can make the better will be your situation. However, considering the economic situation of the nation very few can make as much as they have been making before the financial meltdown. In such a situation, changing the lifestyle or the way in which you live would be a wise decision. If you are trying hard to save money and lower your expenses, try frugal living. Frugal living is the art of saving more through your everyday expenses. Frugality means smart living through which you can not only save more but also reduce junk, as soon as possible.

6 Ways to be more Frugal

1. Sell off all those things which are lying unused in your home – This action would help you in making your rooms clutter free. In addition, this would also help you in making some extra money in the process.

2. Use programmable thermostat and weatherproof your home – If you want to save more money, start using a programmable thermostat. In addition, work on weather proofing your home, so that you don’t waste electricity.

3. Wash laundry in cold water and line dry them – Wash your clothes in cold water in order to save money and then line dry the clothes rather than using the washing machine.

4. Install wider windows but well sealed ones – Wider windows can not only improve the look of the room, but also help save money on electricity. If its summer, you will be able to get more airflow into your rooms. Then, you would also be able to get more inflow of sunlight through the glass, even if you keep it closed.

5. Recycle items and compost the trash – Recycling your items and composting the waste is a good way to save money. Composting is nothing but a frugal and at the same time environment friendly way to use the kitchen waste as fertilizer for your garden.

6. Do not waste the rainwater as it can help save on water – Rather than letting the rainwater getting wasted, collect it. You will then be able to sue it towards watering your garden and washing the path leading to your home, and more. In fact, it is not only the rainwater, you can also collect water while washing vegetables and fruits for watering the garden.

Bonus tip: Penny Hoarder wrote an informative article on saving money at CVS!

So, the above are some of the tips which can help you in saving more every day through frugal living and living a clutter free and stress free life. If you can have more money in hand, you may not only be able to save more but also pay down debts settled through negotiations with the creditor.

Audric Stevens is involved in various online activities through which he imparts financial lessons to people with diverse needs. In addition to that, he is closely working with the ‘debtconsolidationcare community’ at the moment that has several interesting and prudent financial tips for people to use.

I’m Cristin Frank (AKA Eve). I love all things frugal and crafty. My mindset is always on upcycling, repurposing, reducing waste and saving money – and Eve of Reduction is my roadmap. You might also want to check out my book, "Living Simple, Free & Happy."

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One Response to Little things count – Go frugal and Save More

  1. Robin June 8, 2015 at 12:55 pm #

    I would use caution when negotiating with creditors for pay offs of less than you owe. First off, any debt reduced will be considered income and additional taxes could be owed, since you will receive a 1099 at the end of the year. And secondly, it appears on your credit as if you filed for bankruptcy, which of course lowers your credit rating. The other tips are great, thank you!
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