Since my daughter was born in 2013, I’ve subscribed to e-mail newsletters with children’s clothiers ranging from Carter’s to Gymboree to The Children’s Place–even Old Navy. And I’ve told myself that all of these e-mails I receive daily–sometimes as many as five and six daily from The Children’s Place alone–are helpful. After all, I save tons of money on my daughter’s clothes, right?
Well, yes and no.
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I’ve already said that you can save money by swearing off soft drinks. But if you’ve started replacing your soft drinks with water and you’re getting that water from a plastic bottle, reconsider. Aquafina, Smart Water, and the like aren’t exactly cheap.
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In my experience, it’s one of the most difficult ways to cut corners.
But if you can find the willpower to take your lunch to work–and actually eat it rather than picking up lunch at Chick-fil-A or going to Texas Roadhouse with your favorite co-worker–doing so is one of the fastest ways you can save money.
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If you’re trying to save money on your heating bill this winter, I’d suggest bundling up . . . even if you’re indoors!
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When I was a child, I hated my family’s clothesline. I don’t even know why. I wasn’t required to hang clothes on it. I certainly didn’t hate the smell of the clothing that dried on it. And my mother used some tactic or another to keep the clothing from getting that “crunchy” feel to it. But I hated it nonetheless. I never had any idea of the cost savings possible with a clothesline versus using a dryer.
As an adult, I feel very differently about the clothesline. I like the smell of the clothing that dries on my backyard line. I like feeling as though I am helping the environment. And although I spend more time hanging laundry on the clothesline than I would if I were just to throw it in the dryer, by my estimation, I save as much as $20 per month on my electric bill and likely some wear and tear on the laundry as well. I suggest installing a clothesline to anyone looking to save money.
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