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6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Savings Strategy

Spring is finally here, even if the weather doesn’t seem certain yet. That means that we have endless opportunities ahead of us to get out and enjoy the sunshine, smell the fresh flowers, and refresh our outlook on life. Usually, Spring is a time of the year when we like to get rid of the clutter in our homes and try something new.

However, it’s not just a good time to spring clean your property; you can also spring clean your saving strategies too. There are plenty of great ways to start working on your budget in the months ahead. Here are our top tips for 2019.

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1. Hang Your Washing Out to Dry

We know how difficult it can be to find a day in the US when it’s not pouring down so that you can hang up your washing. In the spring, there’s more chance that you’ll get at least a couple of hours of sunshine that you can work with. However, even if you don’t want to hang your washing up outside, you can try a clothes dryer instead. The sunlight will still dry your clothing faster than you might think. There’s also the option of a heated clothes dryer too, which only cost about 10c an hour to run.

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2. Download Some Plugins

The chances are that you won’t want to fill your browser up with endless plugins designed to save you money. However, there are some apps that may be more helpful than you’d think. For instance, a single automatic coupon app that works on every website will be able to tell you whether you’re really getting the best price on your products before you hit the “Buy Now” button. You could save a fortune with coupons and voucher codes that you never would have found on your own.

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3. Compare More

Remember the days when you used to spend forever walking from one store to another trying to find the best deals? Fortunately, those days are over. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be comparing prices anymore. Instead, you can do it all from your smartphone or desktop computer instead. Simply log online and compare the costs of the products you want to buy with a quick search on Google. There are even comparison websites available where you can check you’re getting the best deal on your loans and finance (even with bad credit), car insurance, energy bills and so much more.

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4. Have More Bubble Baths (or Showers)

Who doesn’t love a nice relaxing bubble bath after a long day? Filling a bath around half way will cost you about $10 a year when you have a standard gas boiler installed. On The other hand, baths aren’t the best idea for people who have an electric immersion heater. If you have an electric heater, then you’re going to be spending almost triple as much as you would with a gas boiler. In that case, you’ll be better off having a shower instead. Find out what kind of boiler is heating up your water and start from there.

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5. Use Your Phone

We’ve already acknowledged that you can use your phone to compare the price of crucial products and services online. However, did you know that you can also take your strategy to the next level with money apps too? Your phone’s app store is brimming with fantastic tools that help you to track your spending and improve your budget. You can even find apps that will invest any leftover pennies you have from your purchases into businesses. In no time, you could be making some serious cash off the change that you wouldn’t have noticed without your new app.

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6. Use Your Spring Cleaning to Make Money

It’s the season of spring cleaning – so why not make the most of it? If you’ve gone through your clutter and found a bundle of things that you’re sure someone what might want, put them on eBay and see whether you can get a hit. There’s also the Facebook marketplace and other selling groups that you can try out too. Remember, you might not make a fortune selling things this way, but if you were just going to throw the items out anyway, then you might as well see what you can get. On the other hand, if you can trust the weather for an afternoon, you could pay the minimal entry fee and sign up for a local car boot sale if you think that will get you some more buyers.

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