Today I thought I would share 5 simple things you can do to save money this Spring. This year is zipping by so unbelievably fast. How are we up to Spring already? As scary as it is, I must admit I am looking forward to some warmer weather. I don’t hate Winter but by the end I am definitely glad to see the back of it. To see my other posts with ways to save click here.
Make your own cleaning products
The start of Spring means it’s time to give the house a good old Spring Clean. Store bought cleaners are generally full of nasty chemicals I don’t want in my house, and can cost a small fortune. Home-made cleaners are much less toxic and far cheaper. Save yourself some money by making your own cleaning products. If you’d be interested in a post with recipes for some of my favourite homemade cleaners let me know.
Plant a veggie garden
This isn’t something I have ever done very well with. I am by no means a green thumb, but if you are, plant yourself a lovely little garden now and reap the rewards in the coming months. Things always taste better when they are homegrown!
Clean your air conditioner
While we might not be up to turning the air con just yet, those hot days are coming! Do yourself a favour and prepare now by giving it a thorough clean (check your manual for instructions). This will help save your power bills when the temperature soars.
I mentioned in my very first ways to save post that skipping the dryer and hanging your clothes out to dry will help you save but sometimes in winter the sun just isn’t up to the job. As it gets warmer and the days get longer, take advantage and save your power bill by drying your washing outside.
In Winter, when it’s cold and dark outside, it’s lovely to snuggle up on the couch for an evening of Netflix. Take advantage of the extended evenings as the days get longer, turn the TV off and get outside. Have a BBQ, go for an evening walk, watch the kids play. It’s only a little thing, but it will save you a bit in power, which will add up over time.
So there you have a few tips to help you save money this Spring. What are your best tips for saving money as the weather warms up? I’d love to hear them in the comments below!