You look at your shopping list. Shower cleaner, bathroom deodorizer, toilet cleaner, laundry soap, and the list goes on…
You are probably thinking, “How am I ever supposed to save money if I have to keep the same things all the time?”
I get it, and I’ve been there.
But, I have good news.
You can save money on those very essentials that you have to buy so frequently. In fact, you may even be able to buy them less frequently if you follow a few simple tips! Are you ready to save some money?
Okay, follow these suggestions and start saving today!
I know. There are lots of things that you need to run your household smoothly (and cleanly). I’m not going to tell you to just stop buying those items. (An extremist might, but I won’t!) Instead, I’ll show you a few ways you can save on some of those necessities, so you can manage your budget a little more effectively.
1. Use Coupons
I’m not a couponer myself, but it goes without saying, using coupons is one of the easiest ways you can save money on some of your household necessities.
This tip works especially well if you have any brand loyalty because most big brands offer coupons regularly.
Look in your weekly paper and even search online, and you should be able to find coupons for brands like Glad, Ziploc, Clorox, and more.
2. Try a New Brand
This change was a tough one for me in the beginning.
There is just something that feels more reliable about grabbing a bottle of the “good stuff” rather than the off-brand. But, you know what? Nine times out of ten, when I tried the off-brand, I liked it just as well (if not better).
My suggestion is to compare the active ingredients in two comparable brands.
If they’re the same or close to it, try the cheaper brand.
You can always switch back if you’re not satisfied.
3. Use Amazon Prime
One of the newest ways I’ve discovered for saving money on some of our essentials is using Amazon prime.
By signing up for a membership, we pay a low yearly fee and enjoy free shipping on tons of items.
Using our prime account, I set recurring orders for our household essentials, like toilet paper, so I never have to run to the store to pick up these items.
Plus, when you set a recurring order, you get additional savings. Want to try Amazon prime for yourself? Check it out and sign up for a free trial! (There is an extra bonus, too.
You’ll be able to stream over 1 million songs and watch 40,000 movies and TV shows for free!)
4. Make Your Own
Another way I’ve really cut down on our monthly expenses is making my own varieties of cleaners and detergents. By making your own, you’ll be able to purchase some primary ingredients in bulk and add additional savings.
Vinegar is one of the primary ingredients in my cleaners, so it’s safe and frugal!
Check out a few of my recipes, or do a quick search on Pinterest, and you’ll be able to find anything you need!
5. Buy in Bulk
I’ve hinted at this one already, but buying in bulk is one of the best ways to add extra savings to your household essentials.
Even if you’re purchasing things like soap or deodorant, it pays to buy the multi-pack so that you get a better price per unit than buying a single pack.
Want to get even more savings options? Try visiting a warehouse store to purchase some of your household essentials.
Cleaning supplies, hygiene items, and other household essentials make up a large portion of the budget every month. But, you can add some savings here, too! Use these simple tips and save money on your household essentials every month!
I do, and I know you can too!