5 Easy Life Hacks That Save Money

Today is another installment of my series The A To Z Of Savings. Each day in April (except Sundays because Sabbath is cool) I’ll be sharing money saving tips that correlate to a letter. Yesterday I covered G and focused on groceries: How To Save Money On Groceries Without Coupons.

Today I’ll be covering the letter H and focusing on hacks. Specifically life hacks that will save you money. Maybe even thousands every year!

5 Life Hacks That Save Money

Life hacks are those cool things that our ancestors might’ve known about but we never really picked up on. You know, things like perfectly halving grapes and tomatoes:


Yeah, my grandma totally knew about that, but it took a viral GIF to really catch on.

Life hacks come in a wide variety. You can find useless lifehacks that you’d rarely use (if ever) to ones like how to properly eat a banana that you could totally use right away. By the way, to properly eat a banana, you open it from the blunt end, NOT the stem end. You’re welcome.

Anyways, let’s get on to the money saving life hacks, shall we?

Fill your prescriptions at wholesale stores without a membership to rack up extra savings. The feds have strict regulations on pharmaceuticals. One of which being that you can’t be required to have a membership to buy a prescription. So, fill your scripts at Sam’s Club or Costco to save a little extra on pricey meds.

Dry your clothes the old school way. Did you know you can dry your laundry for FREE? If not… dude, you totally can! You can actually save a few hundred dollars every year by not using utilities or paying at the laundromat. Just pick up a rope and some clothespins and hang up your clothes to dry on a sunny day. If you don’t have space outside to dry your laundry, you can get a folding rack to use inside. Just set it up in the shower and let it dry while you’re at work. Make sure there’s some ventilation and that you leave the shower curtain open too!

Get more ink out of your printer. You don’t even need to do anything fancy. Just change whatever you’re printing into the Garamond font. It’s been proven to use less ink!

Get extra produce for free. When shopping for weighted pounds of produce like potatoes, onions and fruits too, you’ll notice the label that says “5 pound” or whatever weight. Here’s the thing: that’s the MINIMUM it’s supposed to weigh. Take your time shopping and consider weighing a bag or too. Get the heaviest one you can find. It will still cost the same, but you’ll get more!

Stop buying air freshener and fancy candles. Instead, just tuck away a dryer sheet or two in each room. They’ll leave a light fresh scent in the air.

If you loved these money saving tips and ideas, you will absolutely adore my Easy Money Saving Tips board on Pinterest. Follow it here.

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  • Stu
    September 11, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    On the laundry idea, I learned to run the washing machine in the evening, then set up the drying rack with the clothes hanging overnight. They would not be done by morning, but the six to eight hour head start let them get done by the time I got home later that day. Maybe just a flipping over at breakfast. It helped that I had a family room that got some sun through much of the day. Even if I did need to finish some items in the dryer, most of the work was done for free, and the dryer only ran a few minutes on those couple, not most of an hour on everything.

  • Carrie Bowers
    April 12, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    I love the printer ink idea and the produce. I always buy the 5lb bag of potatoes, but I just grab one. I will have to weigh them next time! Thanks for linking up at Friday Funday and please come back again this week!

  • Jess
    April 11, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Omg. I love saving money! I’d happily brag about how much I’ve saved rather than spent any day! Great post – always useful tips ☺

  • Ann
    April 11, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Drying your laundry for free. What a concept!! LOL. I am going to try the font thing, too. That is some smart research, there! Thanks for linking up at Frugal Fridays! 🙂

  • Melanie Frost
    April 10, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    That font idea is crazy. I’m totally going to try it.

  • sam@livingthedutchdream
    April 10, 2016 at 3:01 am

    Our printer ink is always running out – I would never of thought of using a different font – who knew?