There are many ways to save money. In this post, we have put together 10 easy-to-implement savings tips for
Table of Contents
- 1 Invite friends home instead of going out
- 2 Master the 30-day and 10-minute rules
- 3 Write a shopping list and stick to it
- 4 Clean up your closet
- 5 Mend holed or broken clothes instead of throwing them away
- 6 Swap clothes instead of buying new ones
- 7 Avoidance of ready meals or delivery services
- 8 Buy regionally and seasonally
- 9 Free food
- 10 Use flea markets wisely
Invite friends home instead of going out
Activities at home are almost always cheaper than going out. Together with friends you can easily conjure up a nice
dish or ask each guest to contribute a small amount. A fun game, a film, or a lively conversation round off the
Home-cooked food is not only cheaper but also usually much healthier with little effort!
Master the 30-day and 10-minute rules
Before you buy something, pause and reflect on whether you really need it. For smaller impulse purchases, hold the
item in your hand for about ten minutes and look around the store a little longer. Before making major purchases,
take 30 days to find out whether the purchase is really necessary. Read this 10-minute rule to take action and get more done every day.
Write a shopping list and stick to it
Basically only go shopping if you know exactly what you need. Always make a shopping list for regular purchases.
Only things that are on the list go into the shopping cart, no matter how tempting the offer may seem. For small
purchases in the supermarket, you should do without the shopping cart right away.
Clean up your closet
Far too often we buy clothes that we don’t really need. If you want to save something or need money quickly, take a
closer look at your closet. There are sure to be a few pieces that you can sell. If you’re never quite sure what exactly
to clean up now and what to wear again, try this trick.
If you come across items of clothing that you cannot or do not want to sell, read this article on donating clothes.
Mend holed or broken clothes instead of throwing them away
In the past, clothing was repaired much more often. Today they are often carelessly thrown away. Paradoxically,
however, there are also new items of clothing to buy that are trimmed to look “old”. Instead, why not mend broken
items of clothing yourself or make a new one from two old items of clothing? Try it! It’s a lot easier than it might
seem. This can save you a lot of money quickly, and with a little skill and creativity, you can create clothes that your
friends will envy.
You can save particularly fluffy clothing with this little trick.
Swap clothes instead of buying new ones
Almost everyone knows the problem: the old clothes just get boring and how nice it would be to be able to wear a
new piece. The old clothes are still perfectly fine. You can address this problem with a clothes swap party. Organize it with a few friends in private or in a public place. Your “old” treasures will continue to be used and you will receive a wide range of clothing items.
Avoidance of ready meals or delivery services
Instead, cook twice as much as you need!
After a long day at work or in the classroom, something to eat should often be on the table. Instead of using the
delivery service or ready meals, cook twice as much more often as you need. So you always have a second meal in
the refrigerator, which can be warmed up quickly.
Buy regionally and seasonally
Not always, but often the cheapest way to buy regional fruit and vegetables that are in season. For example, apples
and tomatoes do not have to travel long distances or be kept fresh in cold stores. Let yourself be inspired by our
shopping calendar for regional and seasonal fruit and vegetables.
Supermarkets have to sort out unsold food that is actually still perfectly fine. There are also often people who harvest too much at once in the garden or who do not want leftover food to rot on holiday. The food-sharing platform was founded to combat food waste. Have a look to see if there are free groceries in your area.
Use flea markets wisely
Many things for the apartment, the garden, or even for the wardrobe do not necessarily have to be bought new. Used items in good condition are usually just as useful and often cost less than half the price. This approach may take a little more patience than going to the next IKEA, but it can save you a lot of money. In addition, you get things with more character than with standard goods, which can be found in every second household. But be careful: Flea markets can also easily tempt you to make pointless purchases that you later regret. Keep a list of things that you really need and use the 10-minute rule to make sure you’re not wasting money.
Not every tip fits every situation in life, but this list should be a good start if you want to save some money. If
you have any other ideas, share them in the comments!