The cost of feeding, clothing, and providing a safe and comfortable house for your family can seem astronomical at times. Now what happens if you are currently enrolled at Maryville University in the Doctor of Education program so you don’t have the time available to have a full-time job? This is exactly why we’ve put together these tips that you can use to help save money in your household. These household savings will make it much easier to pay for your online EED program, and take the burden off your shoulders.
Cut Out the Bottled Water
Here’s an area most people don’t even think about but did you know that in a typical household it's common to spend about $5 a week on a case of bottled water? If your family goes through a lot of water, then you may in fact need to double that amount. Instead invest in a pitcher that filters tap water. The savings will add up very quickly.
If you like the convenience of bottled water, you can purchase a reusable insulated water bottle that you can take with you on the go.
Change Your TV Package/Plan
While it’s great to have endless channels on the television, the fact of the matter is that it can get pretty expensive. Instead you may want to look at streaming options such as Netflix or an Android Box, which will cost a fraction of the amount. As well you can watch fairly new release movies on these devices, which can help you cut back on entertainment spending.
Install Low-Flow Faucets
Many homeowners have started to notice the rather large increase in price over the past few years when it comes to their water bill. A great way to tackle savings in this area is to install low-flow water faucets. Just by doing this you will be able to save up to 60% on your water bill. This is also a quick and easy DIY project you can do yourself.
Stick to the List
When it comes to grocery shopping, this is another area you could save a lot of money. Instead of walking through the aisles aimlessly, write out a meal plan for the week in advance. From this meal plan you can then check what items you don’t currently have on hand, and put them on the list. When you do the shopping, you need to stick to the list and not be swayed by impulse items. Not only will this save you money on your grocery bill, it will also make sure that food isn’t going to waste – which is essentially throwing money out the window.
Install CFL Lightbulbs
We all know that it saves money to turn out the lights when you're not in a room, but how about saving money even when the lights are on? This can be done when you switch out all your old lightbulbs and replace them with compact fluorescent light (CFL). These lightbulbs use up to 75% less energy.