Here are just a few things we’ve been doing to save those pennies. Please comment below if you have any other ideas of things to cut out/downsize!
1.) Down to one vehicle
This really wasn’t done by choice, sadly. However, We’ve turned this into a positive. Here are the monthly savings:
Car Payment: $150
Garage Stall: $40
Gas: Roughly $90
Insurance: Roughly $70
2.) No more dryer
The dryers in our apartment building are crap, so this decision was not hard to make.
Cost per load: $2.25
Loads done/month: Roughly 6
3.) No more cell phone
I purchased a no contract phone, so this is easy. I’ll keep 10$ on it for emergencies, but I switched over to a land line (one of those Magic Jack plus deals).
Cell Phone Plan: $37.50/month
Total Cell phone cost/year: $450
Cost to install phone (including phone itself) $80.
Total savings in 12 months (yearly cell phone cost – start-up cost): $370!!!
4.) No pop
These figures are based of the delicious fountain sodas I used to get at Super America.
Cost of a 32oz Dr. Pepper (mmm). roughly $0.74 (it’s been a while!)
Cost per week: $3.70
Cost Per Month: $14.80
5.) No Fast Food
Better health, big savings. Win/Win!
Average cost/week: roughly $15.00
6.) No Paper Towels
Who needs to kill trees when a washcloth can clean up the same mess?
SAVINGS: $25/Year!!! (we bought the cheap stuff. GO GREEN!)
Total savings in 12 months: $5654.60!!!!!!!!!!!