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5 Habits to Help You Save Money

Take note of these easy home practices that you can do

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Photography: Paolo Feliciano

With so many bills to pay, we can't help but feel that we weren't able to save money. However, if you really want to cut on costs, there are a few easy ways that can help you.

Develop habits that encourage you to take note of expenses while helping you make the most of your budget. Here are five must-dos to get you started: 

Consider DIY

Thinking of working on a couple of home improvement projects? Why not try your hand at DIY? You can learn how to deal with minor home problems by being armed with basic how-tos. If you've always wanted to improve a plain area at home, you can always work on simple decor pieces. Just make sure to leave those that involve complex procedures to the pros.

READ: To DIY or Go Pro?

Use natural cleaners

You can actually use ingredients from your kitchen as natural cleaners! Homemade solutions like vinegar and baking soda are great alternatives that you can use to clean and disinfect your furniture as well as your kitchen countertop.

Repurpose and recycle

You don't always have to buy new furniture or decor for the home. Check the items that you already have and see which ones you can repurpose or recycle. For instance, check the cabinets in the kitchen and look for old bottles and jars. If you got tons, you can easily turn these into decor pieces!

Got an extra chair in the dining area? You can use it as side table in your bedroom!

Beat impulse buying

Spotted a cute wall decor or lovely coffee table? Don't be swayed by aesthetics alone. Consider the function of each piece and where you will place it. Keep in mind that it's better to invest in quality pieces that you can use for a long time instead of buying something that will just end up in the storage room in the long run.

Write down and track your expenses

It’s good to be on track of your home’s budget by listing down everything that you spend your money on. Once you’re done, assess your list and see where you can make adjustments.

READ: 5 More Ways to Save Money and Reduce Waste 

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