If you are like millions of people in the world, coffee is the beginning of your day. This tip is for saving money on coffee which can give you more coffee for your dollar. Each time you buy your favorite blend of coffee, also buy the cheap brand too. You don't have to have a really equal amount of each, but at least some of the coffee you will buy will be inexpensive to augment the high price of your more expensive java. When you get both home, mix them into one canister, so the flavor of your favorite coffee is blended with your other more economical brand.
Prices of everything is going up almost on a weekly basis. The price of laundry detergent is no exception when you go shopping. Look online to making your own liquid or dry laundry product. It is far more inexpensive and takes only some of your time to make. Pre spray all severe stains to help your detergent go further no matter what laundry detergent you are using. Pre soak hard to remove stains. Sometimes a little extra time for soaking can save money in the long run. Use a little less detergent than advised and see if that still does a good enough job. Begin with only tablespoons less and gradually use less.
If you are making your own orange juice or other refreshing drink, this tip with fruit juicing will save you money. Before you serve the juice, add some water to the beverage. The amount of water is a personal choice. Experiment with a small amount and then increase the amount of water added as time goes by to save even more money. Buy fruits in bulk and make your own juice. This will seem like an expensive task, but the doctor bills will go down with the added nutrients you are serving verses the store bought already made fruit juice.
There are still money saving ideas to implement when you think of electricity. Make sure your open your dishwasher before the drying cycle starts. If your dishwasher has the energy saving ability of turning off the drying cycle on the selections, choose that so the heating element is not used for drying. Do not let the water run while doing some task that does not require constant water usage. This will save on your electric since you use electric to pump water. Use cold or cool water to save on electric hot water usage with electric hot water heaters. Tell the family these tips to save even more.
You would be surprised at how the little change saved can quickly mount up to be a lot. Start a jar or container to put loose change in today. Do not use or take money from this spot. After 6 months, count it and see what has been saved for a big surprise. Tell family members to contribute for a vacation or trip. When at all possible do not put pennies in with silver coins. Pennies can be saved separately if desired. Roll coins when you have enough for those. This will prevent using these until the amount is collected for that vacation adventure.
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