Hopefully everyone had a beautiful and enjoyable Valentine’s Day, whether you spent it with your beau, your besties, or your bros. If you happened to fall into the numbers stated in the article of How Much Americans Spend on Valentine’s Day, you’re probably ready to pinch some dead presidents this President’s Day.
It’s still early enough in the year to work on your New Year’s resolution to budget better, especially now that the top 3 biggest holidays for spending are over! Since we’re always sharing low price alerts on great items in our store, I thought a few more money-saving motivations each week couldn’t hurt. So here is our first Money-Saving Monday post to encourage even more frugal tips and budgeting hacks.
You may not want to here this today, especially our local Stockbridge and Metro Atlanta customers, but a great way to save money is to turn down the heat on your thermostat. Before you shiver with disbelief, I’m definitely not saying to turn OFF the heat, just to lower it a bit. The US Department of Energy suggests a setting of 68° Fahrenheit or 10-15 degrees lower when you’re sleeping or away from the house.
You can also heat rooms around your home for less with space heaters, natural sunlight, or making sure your home is properly insulated; though the latter may have to wait to be checked when warm weather comes again! You can find Kenmore space heaters, faux fur blankets, cozy fuzzy socks, and more cold-weather home essentials at W&L Experts to get your thought the rest of winter without handing over too many Washingtons, Lincolns, or Jeffersons!
I’m usually always cold, but a comfy blanket, furry house shoes, and warm apple cider make me feel much better than an energy bill that’s the product of setting my thermostat to 80-degrees everyday! Give it a try and see if a few degrees doesn’t drop your bill and boost your budget for other important expenses, like a home improvement check in the spring to make sure you’re saving even more money next winter!
Do you have any money-saving tips you live by? Let us know here or on Facebook. I hope to keep the series going every Monday!