Save Thousands by Switching to These Products Today
You’re trying to save money.
And you want to stretch that penny as much as you can to save even more. I get it, I’m right there with you.
What if I told you, spend a little extra right now, to save thousands later?
While you may already be using some of these products below, you may find something that you haven’t tried yet.
Purchasing some or all of the below will make you save money in the long term. Whatever the reason you’re saving money, whether you have debt or are saving for a down payment. These products will help you save money.
Below are over 15 products or timing to switch and save money each month. If you do all of the below, you’ll be able to save hundreds or thousands of dollars each year. Remember, little savings add up. The frugal in you will thank you.
1. Dryer Rack
Because we live in an apartment, I know that every dryer load will cost us $3.00.
To me, that’s a lot! When you think that the dryer rack we bought costs about $30.
If we do 2 loads a week, that’s $6×52 weeks= $312, which doesn’t account for when we do our linens… The first year with this rack we saved $282. Now we’ve had it for over 4 years, so that’s an extra $1,218 that has been applied to savings.
A couple extra points to note about the dryer rack: your clothes will last longer and they won’t shrink as much!
You might think it’s a lot of work to put all those clothes on the rack every week. You can simply turn on the tv or the radio. It goes pretty fast and it gets you up and moving.
2. Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Invest in a stainless steel water bottle. It will save you extra money from buying plastic water bottles. It will also keep your water a lot colder!
Since I’ve bought my water bottle 2 years ago, I’ve been drinking more water at work. I fill it up every morning and bring it with me. I’ve also started bringing it when I run my errands in case I get thirsty. Those $2 plastic water bottles add up over time.
3. Unpaper Towel
If you buy paper towels like we used to, there’s an alternative! You might be buying it so frequently and also think to yourself, ALL THAT PAPER, YO?!
Buy these instead and it will save you money in the long term and help the environment: they’re called Unpaper Towels, and they’re basically reusable cloths that snap together! If you do buy these, I suggest you do like I did, buy 3 different colours. One for the cleaning, one for kitchen/food spills and one for the pets.
Accumulate a large amount of products that you’ve found an amazing sale on. You should be budgeting this cost in your budget (Read my post on how to budget after this post). That way when a sale comes up, you’ll have the funds to grab more than you currently need. Some great items to do this with:
It’s no surprise that I would grab extra hygiene supplies when they go on sale. I have a small closet in my apartment. I’ve claimed a corner for these supplies that I buy in bulk and on sale. These include for me:
- Bars of soap
- Razor Blades
- Hand soap
- Shampoo and Conditioner
Also if you’re one to buy tampons or pads, have you heard of the menstrual cup? It’s been saving me money and creates less waste! It’s claimed that it will last about 15 years, I’ve only had mine for 2 years, but that’s a pretty solid investment if it’s true.
Frugal Pro Tip: If you’re buying on Amazon and you find yourself with a small amount that you need to achieve free shipping. Why not go to the Add-On section and grab something in the Hygiene Department. It’s better than going way over the amount you wanted to pay for your item. And you get product instead of shipping fees.
Things I don’t buy in bulk due to expiration: Toothpaste and chapsticks. I figure if soap expires, it’s still good, but that’s just me, you might not want to use expired soap.
Are you buying the small regular version of your cleaning supplies? Do this instead: I stockpile these as well, dish soap, laundry detergent and cleaning products. I’ve bought the small version of these 4 years ago. Now I just make sure to keep an eye out for the big version to go on sale. These last me forever!
For our floors, we use vinegar and water. Because we basically wash them daily. We have fur babies (our Chihuahuas are 3 and a half years old and will always be our babies). It’s just fewer chemicals for them to walk on. And if they decide to lick the floor, it’s just diluted vinegar.
Now, we buy our vinegar at the Dollarama because it’s $2 and it’s used mostly to wash the floors. Our regular grocery store charges $4, DOUBLE, for vinegar. The two stores are within the same strip mall. So, we have no problem walking over just to grab some vinegar.
Frugal Pro tip: If you’re buying these items online, make sure to sign up for EBATES! If you haven’t signed up yet, use my link and you’ll receive $10 to get you started. As well as, Cash Back for the purchases you’ll be making!
Just to recap.
You’re wanting to save more money and with the above product switches, you’ll be able to do just that!
From Dryer racks, stainless steel water bottles and stockpiling, you’re now on your way to saving thousands of dollars.
What switches have you done in order to save more money? Tell me in the comments!