Sometimes you need to spend money to save money! Yes, you heard right it does work like that sometimes! The good news is most of us like spending so this shouldn’t be a problem! Enjoy and start saving money.
- Tip 1: Buy a Swiss Army Pocket Knife: While buying something may seem counter-productive to saving money, a Swiss Army Pocket Knife will save you money. You can fix things around the house, and it also saves you buying other tools. And you will instantly have more street cred when you pull that one out at parties or the local ATM.
- Tip 2: Buy items that are multi-functional: This is a relatively simple tip. If you buy a good quality product that serves four functions, you don’t need to buy four separate items. For example a combined food processor, a wok with a steamer and a multi use remote control would all be considered to be multi functioning items, as would a Swiss Army Knife (yes we are fans of them!).
- Tip 3: Buy a tap aerator: Adding an aerator to your tap will reduce the flow by around 50 percent while still making the water feel like it is coming out quickly.
- Tip 4: Buy rechargeable batteries: Let’s face it batteries cost a fortune, especially if you have a lot of kid’s toys or digital cameras. Invest in some “high quality” “high power” rechargeable batteries that you can use over and over again. Note: Make sure that you run the batteries completely down before recharging, otherwise your batteries won’t have enough power (read the internet for the reasons why!)
- Tip 5: Buy a safety Deposit Box: While not saving you money directly, if an accident happens etc, all of your important documents and information are safe.
- Tip 6: Buy an induction cook top: If you are in the market for a new oven or cook top then consider an induction one. They are around 80 percent more efficient than standard electric cookers and even more efficient than gas.
- Tip 7: Have an expert teach you to be a home handy person: Rather than paying for a home handy man every time something breaks, hire a home handy man to teach you how to fix this. You pay for the service once, and then you will be able to fix it every time.
- Tip 8: Arrange your own flowers: Let’s face it, as nice as flowers are they are an expensive item for your budget. Grab a book or DVD from your library on flower arranging, and then either go to farmers markets, or grow your own, and make beautiful flower arrangements in your home.
Some added recycling tips! Recycling. It is so in and cool! Enough said!
- Tip 9: Cut open containers: Toothpaste containers and shampoo containers which appear empty can still be used if you cut open the containers. You can then use these containers (especially the shampoo to store stuff). A trick learnt from our University days.
- Tip 10: Reuse your take away containers: Take away containers can be reused for almost anything. If you are using them to reheat food make sure they are microwave safe.
So there you have it, eight products you can buy that will save you money, and two bonus recycling tips that will make you respected by all the Greenies out there (myself included!).