75 Things You Can Do to Save Money (2)

We are counting out 75 different things that you can do to be frugal and save money. Which ones are your favorites? If you missed the first part of this topic, click here: 75 Things You Can Do to Save Money.

42. Carpool.

43. Telecommute if you can or find a way to work from home.

44. Practice gas saving driving, such as keeping a steady pace under 55 mph.

45. Get rid of your gym membership and exercise outside or in your home.

46. Pay bills online.

47. Rent equipment with your neighbors and split the cost, such as a carpet cleaner, a stump grinder, etc.

48. Raise or lower your thermostat by three degrees.

49. Unplug appliances that are not in use to reduce the electricity drain.

50. Get rid of a home storage unit if you pay rent on it.

51. Sell your extra clutter for extra money.

52. Take care of yourself. Regular care will save you on doctor bills and dental bills.

53. Reuse what you have instead of buying something new.

54. Use washcloths, towels and newspaper instead of paper towels for cleaning.

55. Maintain your items and keep them in repair.

56. Wash clothing in cold water.

57. Hang your laundry.

58. Use half of the recommended amount of laundry detergent.

59. Run full loads of laundry or dishes.

60. Use up every ounce of product in a bottle or jar.

61. Skip the fabric softener and use vinegar if you want softer laundry.

62. Cut your family’s hair yourself.

63. Stock up on sweaters and blankets instead of fuel in the winter.

64. Block drafts in your home with caulk, plastic or blankets, whichever applies.

65. Take shorter showers.

66. Visit attractions off season or on off hours. A movie matinee costs much less that the regular price, discounts can be had during certain days for bowling, etc.

67. If you eat out, go on days where kids eat free.

68. Eat out for lunch instead of dinner. Very often the portions are the same but the prices are less.

69. Make your own pizza from scratch.

70. Get food to go and you’ll save on the tip and the drinks.

71. Use cash or gift cards for grocery shopping so you won’t go over your budget. Extra things tend to jump into the shopping cart if you aren’t careful.

72. Shred your own cheese from a block.

73. Wash baggies in the dishwasher and reuse them.

74. Pack your lunch instead of buying it out.

75. Cut your own vegetables and fruit instead of buying it precut.

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Mary Ann Romans is a freelance writer, online content manager, wife and mother of three children. She lives in Pennsylvania in the middle of the woods but close enough to Target and Home Depot. The author of many magazine, newspaper and online articles, Mary Ann enjoys writing about almost any subject. "Writing gives me the opportunity to both learn interesting information, and to interact with wonderful people." Mary Ann has written more than 5,000 blogs for Families.com since she started back in December 2006. Contact her at maromans AT verizon.net or visit her personal blog http://homeinawoods.wordpress.com