Whether you want to save a little money before the holidays or just want some extra cash, these tips will be sure to save you some serious money! They might require you to spend a little up front, but you'll reap the benefits soon after.
1. Skip Starbucks
Instead of going to Starbucks every morning, make yourself a cup of coffee at home. You'd be surprised at the magic a good quality creamer can do for your coffee. Plus, you can make it just how you like it and avoid any eye rolls in the process. By doing this, you'll save money, stress, and time!
2. Hydrate the Smart Way
If you're still buying bottles of water, you should consider trading it for reusable bottles. Not only will it save you money, it'll also help the environment! Think about all of the water bottles you could've saved in the last year. Plus, you can get cute colors and patterns. If your water getting warm is a problem, you can easily fix that by getting an insulated cup. Saving the environment, money, and being cute while doing it? Count me in!
3. Ditch Tampons and Pads
All of us women know tampons and pads are expensive. How does it sound to never have to pay for them again? Menstrual cups are reusable collection devices that can be used in the place of tampons and pads. They can be worn for longer and come in a variety of sizes, so they are typically more comfortable than tampons as long as you pick one that will work for you. Just like the water bottles, this switch has environmental benefits too. All of the trash you produce from your period can be completely eliminated by making this switch. Before buying one, I'd suggest researching and watching YouTube videos so you can pick one that'll be right for your body.
4. Cut the Cable
The percent of people making the switch from cable TV to streaming services has consistently been on the rise, and for good reason. Streaming services include Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and many more! They offer movies and TV shows for a fraction of the price of cable. Another benefit is that you can watch all of them without any commercials and don't have to wait a whole week for the newest episode of your favorite TV show. Most of these streaming providers also have their own shows that can be seen exclusively if you have a membership. If all of this wasn't enough to convince you to make the switch, you can also try most of them for free and decide if you want to continue using them.