21 simple household tips that could save you thousands of dollars every year
Flickr/Scarleth MarieA little bit of savings every day adds up.
People will go to extreme measures to save a few bucks here and there, but some of the best money saving hacks are simple, and sitting right under your nose.
We rounded up 21 household savings tips that aren't time intensive or complicated, but can reap great rewards in the long run.
Try these out if you want to shave down your monthly bills and potentially save thousands of dollars over the course of a year.Mandi Woodruff contributed to an earlier version of this article.
Unplug your electronics at night and save $100 per year.
Update your light bulbs and save up to 80% on your electricity bill.
Seal windows and doorways to save 15% on heating costs.
Stop buying bottled water and save about $200 a year.
Use curtains and blinds to cut cooling costs by 45%.
Stop buying all-organic produce and watch your grocery bill shrink.
Buy generic for the stuff you don't care about.
Insulate your hot water heater to save up to 9% on utilities.
Use free veterinarian clinics to save up to $340 per year.
Ignore 'Sell By' dates to stop wasting food and save up to $500 a year.
Browse the web for coupon codes before buying anything online.
Implement the 'à la carte' method to save money on subscriptions.
Invest in a programmable thermostat and save about $150 per year.
Change your car's air filter to save gas money.
Clean your dryer lint trap to increase efficiency by 75%.
Use the right-sized cookware and save $36 per year.
Cut cable and save about $650 a year.
Buy produce when it's in season and save up to 15% on grocery bills.