Thursday, February 21, 2013

Saving Money Can Become an Interesting Hobby

The idea of saving money is something which we often look on as being a bit boring but does it have to be like this or could you spend less while having a good time?

A good place to start looking at saving money is around the home. Houses can eat up a huge amount of our wages if we aren’t careful so any little tips or tricks to help us spend less are more than welcome, especially if they can turn into exciting hobbies. The following are a few of the best ideas to get you started.

Grow Your Own Vegetables

One of the simplest ways of cutting back on your monthly food budget is to set up a vegetable patch in your garden.  There are some other great benefits to be had from doing this as well. For example, you will be eating more healthily if you grow your vegetables in a completely organic way. If you have children then this can also be a terrific way of showing them how to live a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. This method isn’t a huge money saver on its own but if it encourages you to eat more home cooked meals then it may have a knock on effect of helping you spend less on takeaway food and ready meals.

Do Your Own Repair Jobs

Perhaps a bigger and more impressive saving will be made when you start carrying out all those little repair jobs around the house. Every property needs things done to it now and then but calling in the experts can be a hugely expensive business. Instead of doing this you could get, for example, some plastering training carried out. Learning how to do jobs like this can be a great boost to your confidence and it can also save you a lot of cash in the long run. The exact skills you look to pick up will probably depend upon what you feel most comfortable with the idea of doing. However, you should also bear in mind the sorts of problem which you think that your house could be most prone to. If you know that it has had problems with dodgy plasterwork or badly installed pipes in the past then you might already be half expecting the next problem to come from those areas.    

Make Your Own Furniture

The idea of making your own furniture might sound terribly adventurous but it isn’t as difficult as you might think, and it could save you a fortune as well. The making of a new table or chair is a relatively long project and you will want to take it one step at a time, though. Thankfully there are plenty of internet sites and YouTube videos which will help you get going. If you learn it well and really enjoy doing it then this could even up some business opportunities for you if you feel confident enough to sell some of your furniture to other people.


  1. Saving money is good friend of futures, I am agree with your all point but generally, I am using coupons that are good way for saving money. Currently I am working on point way to making saving money like Bulk buying and signing up for supermarket loyalty cards, immediately eliminate unnecessary routine purchases, Cell Phone Saving Plans, Cut Down on unnecessary Entertainment that’s another way to save money.

  2. These are wonderful. practical tips. Sometimes, we tend to take for granted of the simple thing that can help us save a lot.


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