In today’s economy it is important to save when you can. The best way to save money is doing as much as possible yourself. There are many things out there which you can do yourself, but here are five: lawn care, haircuts, coffee, cosmetic renovations and washing your car.
Depending on the size of the property or the individuals schedule some people may opt for professional lawn care or landscaping. There is no reason to do a professional job yourself with so much information out there. You can find landscaping ideas from searching images on Google. You can install an in-ground sprinkler system or manual depending on the size of the property. Technology is making lawn care a little bit easier. If you do extensive research you can properly manage your property without labor costs.
If you trust yourself with clippers, then buying professional clippers is not a bad idea. Buy a book on how to cut your hair and look at blending techniques. When purchasing a clipper set make sure you buy a small mirror to get those tough angles. Clippers can be bought on Amazon.com at a reasonable price as opposed to going to a beauty shop. There are many reasons not to cut your hair yourself, but you will be surprised how much you will save at the end of the year.
So many people spend a lot of money on coffee. You will be surprised how your coffee is cutting into your bottom line. You may even find your coffee expenses turning out to higher than your phone bill at the end of the year. Coffee machine is one the best investments you can make. You will save yourself the heartache of waiting on long lines in the morning. If you want to make the most of your coffee machine you can experiment with different flavors over the weekend.
Cosmetic renovations can make a huge difference to your home and your budget. Cosmetic renovations range from painting to changing knobs. Do all types of cosmetic renovations should be fairly easy. If you have trouble you can always visits sites like eHow and About for step by step information. In fact before you decide to do any major renovations make sure you do cosmetic renovations first.
Washing your car
Washing your car in your driveway not only saves on washing expenses, but it saves you on gas expenses. Most people do not realize or factor in the hidden costs of going to a car wash. Example: If you go to a car wash you will likely buy some food, buy extra things for your car you wouldn’t normally buy, waste gas, take away time from household chores, and etc. There are many advantages to washing your car besides it improving your bottom line.
There are many do it yourself skills out there, but the ones are choose are often overlooked. If you want to save money learn to do it yourself. Good luck!