Saving money is no easy task. Sometimes it can be hard to do when you’re on a tight budget, but it is possible! These are some of our favorite tips and ways to save money that you might not have thought of yet – so keep reading!
5 Unique Ways To Save Money
1. Skip the restaurant!
If you’re trying to find ways to save money, dining out should probably be kept to a minimum anyway. However, if you want to go out for food one night, consider hitting a food truck or a local cafe instead of a fancy restaurant. Food trucks and small cafes can sometimes have meals for a fraction of the price!
2. Use everything in your pantry!
It can be easy to buy food and never end up using it causing the dreaded pantry build up! Instead of just forgetting about what’s in there, keep it to a minimum. Use as much as you can every week and don’t leave anything behind if you have the option! By cooking more at home and trying to utilize all the ingredients in your pantry, you’ll be cutting down on food waste and saving money every week!
3. Use gift cards!
Have you ever seen the deals at grocery stores where you can earn double points for buying gift cards? Take advantage of those! You already know you’re going to be shopping at the store for groceries anyway so rack up those points by buying gift cards for money you’d planned on spending anyway! Whether those points translate into gas savings or rewards, you’ll be saving money and this is a unique trick to help you save!
4. Visit your local beauty school.
If you’re due for a haircut or want to get a style, consider stopping by your local beauty school. The prices are extremely cheap in comparison to salons and the students could use the experience as well! If you’re really particular about your hair, this might not be one of your favorite ways to save money, but in a pinch, it is a lot better to spend less on something like a haircut. After all, it grows back!
5. Avoid ATMs.
ATMs can come with hefty fees for withdrawing money, so avoid them when you can! Instead, consider getting cash back when depositing your check and keeping cash on hand every month just in case you end up needing it. Of course, you likely won’t always be able to avoid ATMs, but any chance you can is money saved!
These are some of our favorite unique ways to save money. What are your favorites? Let’s discuss this in the comments!