5 Super Easy Things You Can Do Daily To Save Money

3. Use those groceries to pack breakfast and/or lunch for work every day.

As you’re making your dinner at night, prepare an extra portion for the next days lunch. And in the morning as you’re getting ready, leave an extra five minutes to prepare a quick, delicious breakfast. If you eat both meals at work, you will be satisfied throughout the day and won’t feel the need to run out and buy snacks to tide you over.

Of course, if you don’t have time to pack both meals, that’s totally okay. Even packing one is a step in the right direction.

4. Don’t buy your household items at grocery stores.

Products like toilet paper, paper towels and laundry detergent are marked up at grocery stores. Dont settle for a higher price, even if it is convenient. Shop online or goto drug stores and big-box stores to get prices that are more in line with your budget.

5. Unplug “phantom appliances” like your cable box when you leave your home.

As the New York Times reported, about one-fourth of all residential energy consumption goes toward devices that are off or in sleep mode while still plugged in. Appliances like cable boxes, coffee pots, TVs and modems are using energy whether you think you turned them off or not.

If you unplug such appliances before leaving the house, this will cut your electricity bill AND save energy. You’ll be doing something good for your bank account and the environment.

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