Four Quick & Easy Ways to Save Money this Spring

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Looking for quick and easy ways to save money this spring? Here are four

things you can do to free up a little cash and have a little extra money

to play with.

1. Borrow instead of buying whenever possible. For tools, lawn care

equipment, and specialty items you rarely use, try to borrow them before

you buy. Check with friends, neighbors and family members to see if they

own what you need before you spend money on something you'll use once a

year or less.

2. For your spring cleaning this year, go natural. Instead of spending

money on high-priced—and often toxic—cleaners, try using vinegar first.

It's great for windows, floors, kitchen appliances and more. And while the

scent isn't exactly appealing, you can light a candle to get rid of that

and the cost-savings will be worth the effort.

3. Spend less on soap when you make it last longer. If you take the time

to dry your soap before using, it will last up to twice as long. Simply

open both ends of the wrapper and place the soap in a drawer or closet for

a couple weeks where it will do "double duty" as an air freshener until

ready to use.

4. Turn on a ceiling fan when you use air conditioning and you can raise the

thermostat about 4°F with no reduction in comfort. Just be sure to turn

the fan off when you leave a room since ceiling fans cool people, rather

than rooms, by creating a wind chill effect, so there's no need to leave

them running when you're not there.

There are many more ways to save money during the spring and every season!

Look for the things you and your family can do, then spend your savings on

fun activities the whole family will enjoy.


Darlene 'Dee' Bishop is a professional writer whose work has appeared in

hundreds of print and online publications. In addition, she is the owner

of Business Support Group, where she loves to use her writing skills to

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