Well, I had wanted to post sooner but the thing about poor health is you never know when you’re going to have bad days. I had a series of bad days, then a series of doctor appointments which leads to this: I am cancer free! But I still have treatments to go through in order to surpass remission and approach a cure. Because of all of this, I haven’t been able to run my January expenses and savings yet so instead I am going to make a list of my money saving things.
- Turn down the thermostat in the winter. I live in a winter state and keep my house at 64 most of the time I am home. When I am not home it goes down to 62. Overnight, it’s on a cycle between 62 and 64, depending on the time.
- Use ceiling fans in the summer. I have low ceilings so I only use my fans in the summer and only when I am in the room.
- Turn up the thermostat in the summer. We keep it at 78 and only run lower that than when it is way too humid to breathe.
- Turn off the lights. When it’s daylight, you probably don’t need any lights on.
- Do maintenance on your house when you need to. A small leak can turn into a big disaster without repair.
- Check for deals before you go shopping.
- Make a list of what to buy and stick to it.
- Take shorter showers.
- Drink tap water.
- Do laundry during the night in the summer so the dryer doesn’t the house as much.
- Wear pants more than once before washing,
- Bake muffins for breakfast.
- Take orange juice in a thermos in the mining.
- Don’t go to coffee shops.
- When buying things you want, wait a day to make he purchase. You may find you don’t really want it.
- Repair things rather than buy new.
- Pay your bills on time and in full.
Okay, there is nothing groundbreaking there. We aren’t extreme. But we do pay attention. That’s all it takes.