Spring clean if you want to save money

SPRING CLEANEverybody in the whole world would like to save money. Even the exceptionally wealthy and the terribly poor are aware of saving a dime here and there. But sometimes we get far too caught up in saving money in the conventional ways that we don’t realise how we’re spending unnecessarily every day.


There are many things you can do to save money. And there are many reasons why you should make an effort to save. Rainy days and holidays are of course the best reasons, but other issues easily crop up and in this economy, you can’t afford to accrue any more debt.


Your home is likely your safe haven to rest your weary head. But your home could be costing you unnecessary amounts of money. Of course, you can save cash by repurposing your furniture or hosting a garage sale. You can make use of discounts, wait for deals or search online for cost savers. You could scour through sites such as eHome’s online store to find premium goods at cost effective prices. Many online stores offer great discounts which surpass the sales in brick and mortar stores.  


You can also make an effort to switch off your lights and save electricity, or create a greywater system to save on water. You can eat only fresh foods and curb your weekly takeaways while only drinking water. But these things make incremental differences. They’re worthwhile but they don’t save you enough money for when the paw-paw hits the fan and you need to fix what you broke. And this is why spring cleaning your home properly and regularly can save you money in the long run.


This should motivate you to grab your bucket and mop, but if it doesn’t we don’t blame you. Spring cleaning is a laborious task and less than fun. Have a look at these ideas which are also money savers.


Your fridge needs a dusting


Your fridge is one of the most expensive items in your home. And it’s a must-have in any kitchen. But the inner workings of the fridge and the coils that are found in the back and underneath are notorious dust collectors. When the dust settles in and cakes around the mechanics of your fridge it is making the system work harder. This means it’s costing you more in electricity and it’s likely to break. So prevent both of these money-wasting issues by giving your fridge a good dusting and vacuuming.


Clean and clear out your car


No one really likes to have to spend their weekend cleaning and vacuuming their car. But a dirty car doesn’t always run properly. Your engine can become very dirty and this will affect the running of your car. What’s more, a full car lugging around extra weight takes its toll on your vehicle and its fuel efficiency. So you’re paying more on petrol because your car is lapping it up trying to work at optimum.


Give your windows and doors a thorough cleaning


Not only does it look better but this is how you can check for broken seals, leaks and holes. If your windows and doors are not sealed properly you are possibly using your heater too much. And heaters eat up electricity which means your utility bill in the colder months will be costly.


Cleanliness is close to Godliness, supposedly. But more than that keeping a clean home will protect your finances in ways that you don’t necessarily account for in daily life. What’s more, a dirty home that’s filled with dust and potentially mould can make you ill. And today there are not many people who can afford comprehensive medical cover. This means that when it’s season change or it starts getting colder and all the seasonal bugs are out you could end up catching them and having to visit the doctor more often than not. A consultation alone is going to cost you a chunk of cash each time not to mention the medication you’ll need to assist you getting better.