When it comes to spring cleaning, you don’t have to stop at your home. Why not do a little spring cleaning of your finances too?
We could all use little extra money in our pocket, and there is no better time than right now to start saving money. If you’re looking for practical and smart ways to save money, here are 5 Smart Ways to Save Money this Spring.
Save on cleaning supplies
Spring cleaning is an inevitable part of spring. Unfortunately cleaning your home isn’t free, and those cleaners can get expensive! Before you fill up your shopping cart, here are a few ways you can save on your cleaning supplies to save more money this spring.
- First, see if you can make your homemade cleaners! There are great recipes, which you can find on our Pinterest boards for everything from glass cleaner to oven cleaner. Homemade cleaners require only a few ingredients and only cost pennies to make.
- If homemade cleaners aren’t your thing, take advantage of great sales and coupons for your cleaning products! Cleaning companies know that spring cleaning is upon us so that they will put out high-value coupons during this time of year.
Grow your own garden
Even if you live in a tiny apartment, you can still start your garden! Growing a garden can help relieve some of the burdens of buying produce, and can lower your grocery bill! You can grow herbs and superfood sprouts from your windowsill, or you can start an entire vegetable garden right in your backyard! Start growing vegetables now for a great harvest during late spring and early summer.
Check out this video that shows you how to grow micro greens in small containers.
Take advantage of freebies
With the start of spring, you will find a lot of opportunities to score some freebies! Ice cream shops will host free cone days, libraries will host spring events, and your town (or a nearby town) will start hosting events to get people outside.
Make sure you follow local businesses on Facebook, and clip coupons out of handouts/junkmail/newpapers to take advantage of this free entertainment and grab them while you can!
Declutter your home
While you’re doing your spring cleaning, take this moment to go through your house and get rid of anything you aren’t using anymore. You might be shocked how much stuff you are holding onto and even some finds you didn’t realize you had!
You can turn your junk into cash by selling them at a yard sale, online, or also be donated to charity. Your home will feel so much lighter, and you will be less tempted to buy things, and that will lead to getting your clutter under control once and for all.
Save on your spring and summer clothes
With the change of the seasons, it’s time to break out our warmer clothing! This is about the time that you realize that your clothes no longer fit you. If you are in need of some spring and summer clothes, the start of spring is the time to buy them! Look for a great jump into spring sales at your favorite stores, or stop by high end neighborhood Goodwill stores, and save even more money.
As you can see saving money can be easy if you start with intention. Follow these five ways to save money, and keep more of your hard-earned cash in your pocket this spring.