Creative ways to save money

There is a lot of stress about money during most of the year, but around the holidays it can be even worse.  We have spoken to the experts to find some of the most creative ways to save money. 

1. Cut down on food expenses by drinking more water

Over 30 per cent of Australians are chronically dehydrated, which can trigger a false feeling of hunger. Drink more water and see your food costs go down and your pant size.

2. Toilet train your cat

There are tutorials online, and it could save you hundreds every year

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3. Use hand lotion instead of night cream

It has the same ingredients and can save you so much money.

4. Go on coupon websites before you shop

ShopaDocket, OzBargain and All the Deals are good places to start. Otherwise, simply Google “coupons for …..” or “discounts for …..”

5. Put natural honey on burns, cuts and irritated skin

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Honey has healing properties, and a jar will cost about $10 from the markets and last forever.

6. Sharpen disposable razors

Wait! Before you throw out that blunt razor, why not sharpen it? It’s as easy as running the razor along your arm in the direction of hair growth six or seven times. Alternatively, you can do this on your jean leg. One man online said he used the same disposable razor for years.

7. Stream exercises!

There are a lot of great YouTube exercise channels.  They can save you a lot of money by not going to expensive exercise classes when you can do a lot of them from the comfort of your own home.

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8. Eat vegetarian meals

Save your wallet and your health but having one or two vegetarian meals a week.

9. Call your insurance and ask for a discount

It’s really as easy as that. As a loyal customer, you deserve a discount, and as they say, if you never ask, you’ll never know.

10. Learn to upcycle furniture

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Instead of buying brand new, why not make something old look new? Bunnings often have free DIY workshops which show you how to make some drab into something fab.

11. Put more air in your tyres

Fuel consumption can be impacted by how much air is in your tyres, and you can use a lot more petrol if you’re flat. Go to the servo every few weeks and check the levels.

Do you have some money saving tips you want to share with us in the comments below?

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