Monday, July 19, 2010
Money Saving Monday! Cut Costs this Season
I love coming across ways to save money. Everyone who knows me knows that I spend my days looking out for all the bargains! Found these passages on how to cut costs this season in the June 18, 2010 issue of AllYou magazine.
Pour the remains of your morning coffee pot into ice-cube trays. Whenever you want iced coffee (a great summer drink), the cubes keep it cold and strong, just like at the specialty coffee shops--only free!
Take advantage of free community offerings, like movies in the park and the library's summer reading program for kids. And some movie theaters show family flicks at discounted prices.
Instead of running your dryer in the summer, hang you whites out in the sun. The scent of a line-dried sheet is heavenly.
Save on electricity by cooking dinner on the barbecue three to five days a week. Throw together a salad or grill veggies for variety.
Use your slow cooker to make big meals--including enough for leftovers--without heating up your kitchen. That helps cut down on your air conditioning costs.
When the weather gets reasonable, start running outside. That means you can stop your gym membership, saving a lot of money!