Saving money does not always mean keeping cash in the bank. It can also take the form of every day investments that will allow you to save more in the long run. Here are 10 simple purchases that will save you money beginning on Day 1.
- Phone case
Your phone is your computer, camera, calculator, and probably 20 other tools in one. It is a big part of your life so it makes sense to protect it with the thickest and strongest case that you can afford. The last thing you want is to take ages to have it fixed, or worst, have to buy a new one.
- Oven thermometer
Cooking at home will only save you money if you are able to produce delicious meals out of your kitchen. An oven thermometer is important. Some ovens report temperatures inaccurately, resulting in wasted food and money.
- Insulated lunch bag
Brown bags are sure accessible, but an insulated lunch bag will keep your food fresh even if you pack it at 6 AM and get to it at 1 PM. When you are able to keep your packed meals tasty, you will bring it more and save more cash.
- Reusable water bottle
Bottled water is such a waste, both from an environmental and financial perspective. The costs add up too quickly. Buy a reusable water bottle instead. You will be hydrated every day for zero added cost.
- Multiple-use cooker
Honestly, who has space for a dozen small appliances? Invest in an instant pot or other multi-function cookers so you can make a wide variety of meals at home. This can also save you more money when you buy cheaper, tougher cuts of meat that you can cook for longer inside these devices.
- Food dehydrator
If you are a fan of dried fruit or jerky, you will save a lot if you pick up a food dehydrator and DIY your favorite treats.
- Tire-pressure gauge
Did you know that driving with properly inflated tires can improve your gas mileage by up to 3%? You will save on gas and extend the life of your tires, too!