15 Ways To Live A Budget Life And Avoid Over-Spending

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We live in a world where every activity we undertake requires some monetary fuel to work effectively. Most of these activities add a significant amount of exhaustion in our weekly and monthly expenses.

In the past few decades great men and women in the tech innovation sphere and entrepreneurs have been looking for ways to help people cut down their expenses but also at a particular “expense”.Bloggers on the other hand we have not fallen behind, we constantly spend our time looking for ways that will help our audience cut down their expenses up to a zero level, if possible.

Technically, it is hard to cut down all expenses to level zero, but, there is still a way to reduce the amount you are spending significantly. Below are a few ways to help you avoid over-spending and live a budget life.

1. Take Advantage Of Coupons

As a way of boosting sales, lots of companies and enterprises have incorporated coupons as a part of marketing campaigns. These coupons are mainly discounts offered on particular products that are entitle to the buyer.

2. Start Your Own Farm

If you have an extra space in your backyard you can put it into some good use by cultivating it. You seriously don’t need to buy everything at the market. You may choose to plant fast-growing vegetables like radishes and spinach or even flowers.

3. Cut Off Bad Habits

Bad habits cause addiction, addiction hurt our innocent and complying wallets, at the end of the day we end up spending a lot of cash on unwanted things that may have been avoided in the first place.

4. Use Public Transport

Using public transport reduces over three quarters of cash that you would have spent on private transport. Plus it reduces traffic and air pollution which is good for environment, right?

5. Walk And Burn Fat

We’re living in a world where most of us get sick for living a pathetic lazy lifestyle, we use electronics for everything we need. I can’t wait to see a day when people will use bicycles to go to office. And without making sweating as an excuse.

6. Unplug All Unused Electronics

Some gadgets are just there to suckle your precious electric power for nothing. Unplug them if you only use them once in a while.

7. Sell All Unused Stuff

If you have gadgets that are of no use in your house you’d best sell them to free up space for other important stuff. If they are beyond selling you can check out number number 8 below.

8. Recycle Unused Gadgets

A lot of gadgets and tools nowadays are made of materials that can be recycled, this means you can still earn cash for your old model computer or cellphone.

9. Make Your Own Financial Strategy

Making a financial plan helps in knowing what your expenses are and how you can minimise your spending depending on your earning.

10. Use Wi-Fi Often Instead Of Cellular Data

Studies show that Wi-Fi usage consumes less data compared to cellular network, plus Wi-Fi is much faster and drains less battery life than a cellular network. A little tuning of your internet usage can save you tons of precious data and money.

11. Limit Streaming Content

Today streaming media has become more popular and one of the most compulsive internet data parasite. A lot of people nowadays rely mostly on audio-visual content to be entertained or gain knowledge. Always limit streaming content by downloading your videos over Wi-Fi and watch them offline.

12. Often Air-Dry Your Clothes

By air-drying your clothes you spend less energy compared to an electronic dryer, plus, air-drying clothes extends the lifetime of your clothes.

13. Often Check For Water Leakage

Clean water is wasted every day because people give no concern to the little drops of water that come from leakages. You should often look for water leakages and keep taps tightly closed to avoid loss of precious water.

14. Turn Off Unnecessary Lights

Different kinds of lights consume different amounts of energy. You don’t need to turn on your toilet light when you are not using your toilet. Depending on your electricity usage you may cut down a significant amount of power expenses by keeping unnecessary lights off.

15. Don’t Flush Your Toilet Often

There is this popular song that goes, “if it’s yellow, let it mellow, if it’s brown, flush it down”, as weird as it sounds but it does make sense when it comes to saving water.

Every time you flush the toilet after peeing you waste lots of water. If you live alone avoid flushing your toilet every time you pee, this will help reduce water bills.

Did you find these tips helpful? What would you like us to add? Share your knowledge and let us know in the comment box.

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Silvaro D'Silvas

An adventurer on pursuit for knowledge and to share it with the World.
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