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!
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.