A Few Ways to Save Money Around the House…

Now is a great time to think about saving money around the house.  And believe me, there are a ton of different ways to do it – from small projects, to quick phone calls, to huge undertakings that will take a lot of time.   No matter how big or small your ambitions are, here are some great ways to save money around the house.

Small Projects

The first thing you should think about when looking to save money around the house are small projects you can do to save some money.  For example, you could turn down the temperature setting on your hot water heater, and save on your energy bill.  Or, you can switch your old light bulbs for CFL bulbs to save money on your electricity bill each month.

Another thing to consider is weather-proofing your home, especially before the cold weather comes in the fall.  By keeping the warm air in, you can further reduce your energy costs.

Quick Calls

Another way to save money is to make some quick phone calls and see if you can lower your bills.  For example, if you haven’t looked at your insurance policy in a while, it may be a good idea to see if switching can save you money.  For example, you could call a competing company like Castle Cover home insurance and see if they can give you a better rate than what you’re currently paying.  A short phone call could save you hundreds.

Also, you can apply the same tactic to your utility companies as well, and see if they have any better rates or promotions they can give you.

Big Ideas

Finally, there are always big ideas that can help you save money.  For example, you could consider getting solar panels for your home.  Not only could you possibly eliminate your entire electric bill, in some cases you could sell back your excess electricity to the grid and get paid for it.  That could make it worth the big expense of investing in solar panels.