The Ultimate Guide To Saving Money Throughout Your Family Home

It’s a shame that a lot of the best things in life are overshadowed by money. For example, having kids with someone and starting a family is an absolute gift. It’s the best thing to ever happen to you. But, raising a family is expensive, and you’re constantly having to manage your money and worry about saving every single penny.

Likewise, moving into a house with your family and owning a property is another amazing thing in life. Again, this comes with the lingering shadow of money problems. Owning a family home can be very expensive. Houses can necessarily leak money from so many different places, making them tough to own while having a comfortable life.

It’s difficult, but not impossible.

The key is taking a step back and looking at your home from a new perspective. You have to view your property with the thought process of ‘how can I save as much money as possible?’. When you start thinking about it, there are so many aspects of your home that leak money, and these leaks can be plugged up with some clever thinking and small adjustments.

Bearing this in mind, how can you save money throughout your home? Well, the best thing you can do is read the advice in this guide. It will help you save as much money as you can, which helps you and your family live a more comfortable life.

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Make Your Home Energy Efficient
This is the biggest money saving tip out there with regards to your home. It tackles one of the largest sources of money loss - your energy bills. Every month you have to pay an energy bill that takes into account your gas and electricity usage. First thing’s first, here’s a tip for you to save money without doing anything in your home; find a bundle deal. Typically, it’s a lot cheaper to bundle your gas and electricity together instead of paying for them separately.

Anyway, back to your home. There are so many ways in which your house can use up far more energy than you need. Most of the time, this is down to carelessness more than anything else. For example, someone leaves their bedroom light on all day long. Or, someone turns the lights on when it’s still light outside, and you don’t need them on. Here’s one easy tip for you now; open your curtains and make use of natural light. If it’s bright outside, you don’t need to waste electricity by turning your lights on, open the curtains and let the sun inside.

The key here is making your home more energy efficient. What this means is that you only use as much energy as you need. Whenever the electricity or gas is being used, it’s for a good reason. Stop turning things on when you don’t really need them to be on, and can look for alternatives that don’t use up energy. For example, if you’re cold, put on a couple of extra layers before you turn the heating on. Then, when the heating needs to be on, ensure it isn’t on full blast throughout the day. Only turn it up to a temperature that’s effective, a lot of the time it doesn’t need to be sweltering.

One of the best pieces of advice for saving money in your family home is to use renewable energy sources. More specifically, get solar panels for your home. Admittedly, they can be costly, which might sound counter-intuitive. But, sometimes it makes sense to invest in something now and reap the rewards for years to come. As it says on sites like cleantechnica.com, there are loads of benefits. With solar panels, your family can generate its own electricity. This means you subsidize your electricity with solar power, which is entirely free. Essentially, you can knock your energy bill down quite dramatically by using solar energy.

The main thing to think about is saving energy in your home. Save energy, be more efficient, and you will save so much money every month.

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Stop Paying For Repairs

Immediately, I can see this point needs to be cleared up before some people take it the wrong way. I’m not saying you should stop paying for repairs and just leave them as they are. No, doing this will only cause repairs to get worse and worse until they’re so bad you can’t avoid them and need to pay more to get them fixed.

Instead, I'm suggesting you tackle repairs from a different perspective. Don’t pay to bring someone in for every single issue in your home. There are plenty of home repairs you can complete by yourself, or that your partner can complete. What I’m really trying to say is; stop paying for repairs and do them yourself!

Seriously, you’ll be amazed at how much you can do with a set of tools and a little bit of research. Of course, you have to pay for the tools in the first place, which costs money. However, there are sites like ToolNerds.com where many tools and power tools are reviewed. So, you can ensure you buy ones with good reviews that are built to last. As a result, you pay for a tool once, and it stays with you for decades before you have to replace it. It’s a small investment compared to consistently paying overpriced handymen to come in and repair things for you.

Honestly, the prices some people charge for frequent repairs is staggering. Plus, you get the benefit of not relying on someone else as well as saving money. All things considered, this is a massive area of your home where you can save a fortune over time.

Waste Less Water

I’m willing to wager that almost everyone reading this will lose water in their home. It’s something we all do without actually thinking about it. We leave taps running, we spend an extra ten minutes in the shower daydreaming about our day ahead - we literally waste water every single day.

The main issue is with your water bill itself. If you’re at a fixed rate, you might be paying for too much water. The reason we think it makes sense to get on these fixed tariffs is that we waste so much!

But, if you switch to pay as you use tariff, you will only pay for the water you use. Now, this is where wasting water becomes vital. If you stop wasting water and only use it when you need it, then you can save lots of money on your water bill every month. It’s remarkable how much less you’ll use when you’re cautious, and it’s incredible how this translates into savings.

How do you waste less water?

It’s simple;  stop running the tap when you brush your teeth. Shorten your showers. Hand-wash things instead of using a dishwasher or washing machine. Don’t flush the toilet every time someone goes for a pee (I know this sounds gross, but you really don’t have to flush all the time; if it’s yellow keep it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down!). There are more tips on sites like care2.com to help you out too.

Apply these tips, use water when it’s essential, and you’ll limit waste, which translates to a lower water bill.

These are the main ways in which your house will leak money. If you can tackle the problems head on, you’ll limit how much it costs to own your home. As a result, your family will live without worrying so much about money.

2 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing this post. I love saving money. I will definitely be doing this.

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  2. It's true raising a family is an costly affairs but it involves love too...your tips are great specially about the water

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