60 Ways to Save Money

While I am doing the 52 Week Challenge, there are many more ways to save money than just 52. Here are 60 ways to save money that will improve your finances! And once you’re done reading and ready to take on some additional challenges of ways to save money, then reading tips on extra ways to save money, along with fun ways to save money will be perfect way to continue your quest on ways to save money!

60 ways to save money

60 Ways to Save Money

  1.  Get as many free samples as you can through social media, newsletters and on freebie websites and blogs. The stuff you get here prevents you from having to buy it. You can check out the freebie section of the blog for the latest samples and freebies.
  2. Eat smaller portions. The less you eat, the less your grocery bill will be. There are also great grocery money save ways to check out to help you save on your grocery bill.
  3. Buy seasonings and spices in bulk. You will pay approximately 75% less for them than if you buy them in packages/jars.
  4. Downgrade your living space and rent somewhere smaller. If you are not renting, where can you downgrade in your home?
  5. Weatherize your home for both warm weather and cooler weather. Air leaks lead to lost energy in both heating and air conditioning.
  6. Cut your own hair and your children’s hair.
  7. Borrow everything you can. This can be tools, books and movies or anything you can think of! Look in your community for resources and lending libraries. Many communities even have lawn and garden lending libraries, so save your money on purchasing these and borrow instead.
  8. Wash some of your clothing by hand. Delicates, jeans and rags can often be washed by hand and hung up to dry.
  9. Make your own cleaning supplies. Just do a quick search on Pinterest and you will find many recipes for anything from laundry soap to toilet cleaner.
  10. Use vinegar to clean. It is amazingly versatile and had antibacterial uses. And, it is really cheap!
  11. Buy dry goods for baking in bulk. Don’t pay extra for packaging.
  12. Use coupons whenever it makes sense to do so. You can find these in newspapers, on websites and available to print online.
  13. Find free ways to entertain yourself. The best places to look for free entertainment is your local independent newspaper and the public library.
  14. Maintain your vehicle with regular tune-ups and oil changes.
  15. Carpool to work. If there is not a carpool system formed, make one!
  16. Take your lunch from home. Brown-bagging it can save you hundreds of dollars a year.
  17. Buy your clothing second hand. You would not believe all the name brand clothing in excellent condition at thrift stores.
  18. Create a gift closet. This is an area in your home where you store generic gifts for things like house warming, wedding, children’s birthday parties and holiday white elephant gifts.
  19. Avoid paying any fees by paying things on time.
  20. Do the 52 Week Money Challenge. By the end of the year, you will have almost $2,000 by just putting away a few dollars each week!
  21. Stop buying convenience food. Many of the things you pay for are simple things you could do yourself with just 5 minutes of your time.
  22. Learn to mend clothing so it lasts longer. If you have no skills, getting things like jeans fixed usually only costs $5 or less. This will save you from having to buy another pair.
  23. Know when to splurge and when to save. Some things really are “you get what you pay for”.
  24. Wash your clothing less frequently. If you only wore it for a couple hours or used a towel once there is really no need to wash it right away.
  25. Create a price book so you know when a sale is a good one so you can stock up.
  26. Cut off cable. Instead, so a streaming service.
  27. Cloth diaper. While this may not sound initially appealing, you will save hundreds of dollars over the course of your child’s diaper years.
  28. Buy from farmer’s markets. You can often negotiate price and most of the time, the food is local. This is a great way to get organic at a lower price.
  29. Get regular doctor and dentist checkups. Keeping an eye out for any medial issues before they become expensive problems will not only save your health, but your wallet, too.
  30. Send in rebates. It is easy once you get the hand of it.
  31. Wash your car at home.
  32. Utilize leftovers.
  33. Buy cheaper cuts of meat and cook them in your slow cooker. Doing so will tenderize them.
  34. Make your own bread. A homemade loaf can cost as little as a quarter.
  35. Teach your children about responsible money use.
  36. Eat food that is in season.
  37. Don’t automatically buy the larger package. Sometimes, the smaller on is cheaper per unit.
  38. Only make as much food as will be eaten and watch food waste.
  39. Re-use everything you can.
  40. Don’t automatically call an expert to fix your problem. You may be able to do it yourself.
  41. Go meat-free once a week. Doing so can save you up to $10 a week or more!
  42. Drive less often. Walking is not only good for you, but good for your car’s wear and tear and your gas tank.
  43. Drink more water. It’s practically free!
  44. Skip eating out as much as possible.
  45. Don’t shop for entertainment. Instead, find something else to occupy your time or set a very strict budget for it.
  46. Sign up for rewards programs. You could save on gas and groceries!
  47. Stock up when you find a good sale. If it is something you use a lot of, get ion the habit of buying at least 6 month’s worth when the sale is good.
  48. Comparison shop. You can do this in-store by just looking online.
  49. Apply for any help you qualify for. WIC, SNAP and LIEAP is there to help low income folks make ends meet. If you qualify don’t feel any share about taking the help that is there.
  50. Make lists before you go shopping. You will feel less tempted to do impulse buying.
  51. Plan your meals. Even if you just do it weekly, you will see the savings add up.
  52. Do some gardening. Just growing a little can save you when it comes time to harvest.
  53. Know when the sales cycles are and shop them.
  54. Buy off label medications. They contain the same ingredients as the name brand stuff and in the same formula.
  55. Don’t impulse shop. Practice waiting to buy especially if the purchase is big.
  56. Buy quality furniture. This is one area where you don’t want to go cheap.
  57. Sign up for Amazon Prime. You can get a free 30 day trail and with it comes free 2 day shipping on many products!
  58. Shop discount stores. You never know what you will find.
  59. Buy meat in bulk. If you don’t have the storage space, go in on a bulk purchase with a friend or family member.
  60. Don’t buy disposables items. Use rags instead of paper towels.

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There are so many other ways that you can save money. I know we just listed 60, but there are hundreds of ways you can save money. If you’re working out in the yard, there are ways to save money Landscaping. Then you can go all hard core- extreme like and find extreme ways to save money.

If you have teens, they can learn how to save money by reading tips on ways to save money teenagers. 

Plus if you have someone going off to college soon, be sure to check out ways to save money college. And for the younger kids, we have great money saving tips for them too with.

What are some ways that you save money?

Tatanisha
Thanks for stopping by! I'm Tatanisha! When I'm not blogging here on the latest Meijer Deals, our latest travel adventures or stuffing my face with a budget-friendly recipe, you can find me over at A Worthey Read! I love to do simple DIY projects, drinking wine, watching the latest reality show or just having fun with family and friends. I'm always looking for ways to save money, but value quality over quantity. I enjoy reading and also finding out ways to keep up with the latest social media changes!
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Comments

  1. That is a lot of ways and some I never even considered before. Thanks for the tips I’m sure going to be using most of them.
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  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Those are all great tips. I am ALL for saving a buck where I can!

  3. Thanks for all of these great ways to save money! These are all common sense things that anyone can do!
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  4. These are great tips! It’s always nice to save money. We did something similar to your cable tip. We cut out our paid channels and use Netflix instead. Saves a ton!
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  5. These are great tips. Some of them seem like small things, but when you add them all up together, they really do make a huge difference.
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  6. That is a fantastic list of ways to save. Several new things to me.
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  7. Thanks for the tips, these are all great and need to share with my kids.
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  8. Living on 1 income as a family of 7 we do many of these ourselves there are things that we do splurge on like cable.

  9. Maria Oller says:

    Amazing tips, but I’ll pass the cut your children hair I had a couple of bad experiences,at least with my daughter.

  10. There are always ways to cut back and save money!! Love all of these tips!!
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  11. lisa jones says:

    Such Great Ways To Save Money I Really Need To Use Some Of These Thank You!

  12. I definitely need to up the water intake in place of purchased drinks. I’m a big fan of rewards programs too!
    Liz Mays recently posted…Get Yourself Some Moonshine BBQ!My Profile

  13. There are a lot of great tips in this post! We changed our water intake last year and started using reusable water bottles. We have seriously cut back on the beverages we drink because of it.
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  14. Great tips! I’ve cut my own hair for years. Partly because it’s free to do it at home and partly because I’ve rarely had a professional haircut that I was 100% happy with.

  15. Thanks those are actually some SUPER useful tips!!!!
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  16. I keep a budget and I save some times because I focus mostly on convenience. I think there should be a universal card similar to a credit card that has electronic coupons people can use at all stores that carry a product. If they had one of those I’d probably save more because I wont lose the coupons and it’s easy to carry around.
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  17. Most of these are good ideas, a lot I do already. But for exmple some are not, like #31 is forbidden in many countries, because of laws against environmental pollution…
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  18. Hi Tatanisha,

    Thank you so much for linking up your 60 tips on our Thrifty Thursday link up last week! Guess what?!? You are featured this week! Feel free to come on by and leave more links! Thanks!
    – Cassie

  19. Great tips !! I love and been doing most of them :) Thanks for sharing !!
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  20. That’s an excellent list of ways to save money! I’ve never thought of some of them from your list.
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  21. Great tips! Most people don’t bother with sending in rebates but I always do! Who doesn’t love a few extra bucks? I really want to do the 52 Week Money Challenge <3
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  22. There are a lot of great ideas here to save money. I am doing the 52 week challenge and trying to find new ways to save money. I do the samples and coupons and reward cards and the new Walmart Savings Catcher has already saved me $30.
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  23. Wow, what great tips! Thank you so much for sharing. I just had one thing to comment on- I hope you don’t mind? I would be very careful in using vinegar as a household cleaner. Many people don’t realize that vinegar is an acid, so when applied to certain surfaces/items, it can actually break down the object over time. Having vinegar make contact with your skin can also cause issues as well, as our natural pH level is nowhere near that of vinegar. Just my two cents, again I hope you don’t mind. Thank you again so much for your list, I will definitely be implementing a lot of your suggestions :)
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  24. This is a very good and diverse list of money saving tips! A lot of different options for saving! I make a lot of my own seasonings instead of buying packets.
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  25. I need to pin this for my husband – he would love to read it! I am forever turning lights off in our house – I think that’s where I save the most!
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  26. What a great list of money saving tips! I love how many different ideas you have! Thank you for all of the help!
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  27. so funny you mentioned going meatless once a week! We literally were just talking about doing that starting next week!!! Its such a great idea since meat is usually the expensive part of a meal 😉

  28. There are a lot of great tips here. I will need to bookmark this so I can implement a few of these ideas. Thank you for sharing.
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  29. I think having a weekly challenge on terms of savings can really earn you a lot. The little things you do to save will mean a lot in the long term.
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  30. There are so many great tips here, thank you for sharing ways to save money I think we all need to at some point and I think I am at the point.
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  31. Wow this is a huge list of amazing ways to save money. I know for one I have about 4-5 apps on my phone for saving money. I always check ebates before buying something online. Also I use coupons.com and print out those a lot.
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  32. These are some great tips! I like the one about creating a price book. Sometimes when I buy something on sale I wonder what I’ve paid for the item in the past and usually I can’t remember. The price book would really help to be able to see if it’s the best deal possible.
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  33. These are great money saving tips. I am always trying to save money. It goes right into my emergency fund
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  34. Whoa, those are a lot of thoughts and ways to save, and I’m liking most of them. Thanks so much for sharing. Some really great tips here. :)
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  35. Fi Ní Neachtáin says:

    These are really great tips. I think I do a lot of these already and they really do save me and mine a lot of money.

  36. Wow, that is a load of list – I guess there is always a way to save money each time, indeed!
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  37. These are all helpful tips! I practice some of them such as buying things in bulk, handwashing the clothes, and signing up for rewards programs.
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  38. Thanks for all the great tips! I have actually tried some of these and know that they are work and am very excited about trying the others you posted. Since I have decreased my work hours and am now spending more time at home with my five wonderful kids, I need all the tips I can get! Keep them coming!
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  39. Great ideas, I can’t do the 52 week money challenge. I never have that kind of extra money to put away. It is always needed.
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    • Gail, doing a little bit at a time on the 52 week challenge can go a long way. Even if you are only doing a few dollars a week. I encourage people to set aside their own amount instead of following the schedule of the 52 week challenge. You can do your own $$ amount.

  40. So many great tips here! Thank you for taking the time to share this with us at Brag About It!
    ~Laurie
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  41. Great tips! I have a weekly meal planning spreadsheet that I use that helps us with our shopping. So, I especially love that tip. :) Thanks so much for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
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