Money Saving Tips for Spring
With a mortgage payment recently added to my rotation of other adult-like bills, the concept of saving definitely seems to be a big theme of adulthood. A few months ago, we covered a few tips on how to winterize your house/save money during the colder time of year. Now that it’s spring, it only seems appropriate to take a look at the other end of the spectrum. As we thaw out from winter, follow these tips to save this spring:
Open your windows. Turn off your heat and let the fresh, mild air outside into your home. I love the lower electric bill, and I’ll usually see how far into the warmer months I can last before turning on the AC.
Change your AC filter. When it is time to crank up your AC unit, a clean filter can save you up to 15% on your bill. It’s a cheap and easy task that’ll save in the long run.
Clean your refrigerator coils. Clean coils increase energy efficiency and can save up to $2 a month on your energy bill. It doesn’t sound like much, but this stuff adds up.
Hang your clothes to dry outside. Let the warm spring sun do all the work. If you do use your dryer, don’t forget to change the lint filter to ensure maximum efficiency.
Sell unwanted goods. Go through your closet and sort through any clothes you no longer want. Sift through your garage and basement. It’s very cliché, but one man’s junk is another’s treasure, so you’re sure to make a few bucks from your stuff.
Shop smart. Keep your eyes peeled for the common spring sale. Winter clothes will be on clearance, so it’s a good time to stock up on next year’s apparel. Planning to travel for the holidays this year? Make your arrangements now for the best deals.
These are just a few tips but the money saving possibilities are plentiful, just as those available to you when you use the Credit Union for your savings and borrowing needs. Have you discovered a great way to save during the spring? Let us know in the comments section!