I save around $30/month by shaving with a straight razor instead of my five blade cartridge razor. For a little less than $100, I had a complete straight shaving kit in hand, and the shaves are much better to boot! In just a year’s time, I’ve saved approximately $250 with the price of the kit included. The savings only add up after that! IYAMCHEAP.
I use sites like Bookmooch and Readitswapit to exchange old books that I’ve read for other second-hand ones. I also buy second-hand CDs from a store which provides paper bags. By re-using jiffy bags which people send me books in and cutting up the paper bags for brown parcel paper, I save extra money by recycling the packaging while also helping the environment. I am eco-friendly and IYAMCHEAP.
I go to dollar stores to pick-up my living basics: deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, shaving cream, body wash, loofahs, cleaning supplies, laundry detergents, dish washing soap, etc. I also picked up cooking supplies, dishes, and utensils while in college at one and saved a tons. For the price of one item at bigger stores, I can easily pick up 2-3+, so I can stock up and make less trips for the basics, which means I’m saving on gas as well. IYAMCHEAP
I like giving gifts for holidays and special occasions, but don’t see the point in spending money on wrappings that will just get tossed aside. I also get “junk” catalogs and fliers that are typically printed on colorful, glossy paper, so I’ve taken to using those as wrapping paper! My friends and family think it’s clever, and it’s much less tedious than hoping you can reuse paper from what was given to you; IYAMCHEAP.
I have a pay as you go phone. 100 bucks and I’m set for a year not a month. Sure it’s not an iProduct, but who needs a phone that does more than make calls? IYAMCHEAP.
Every time I get change I put anything less then a quarter in a jar. Its been a few years but I have saved over $400. IYAMCHEAP
I got myself a crockpot. Getting meals ready with a hectic college schedule is impossible sometimes. Now I throw some inexpensive and healthy (veggies, beans, little to no meat) soup/chili recipe in the crockpot while I do homework and clean the house. The crockpot is huge, so it makes enough for me and my boyfriend to have dinner, and leftovers all the next day. Far better than fast food! IYAMCHEAP
When I was in early high school, my mother would give me about $250 HKD (about $30 USD) for allowance, about once every two weeks. I’d stash $200 in a box in my room and keep $50 in my wallet. Since I really didn’t buy anything, this worked for several months. My mother got really irritated when she found out, especially when I admitted I didn’t know what I was saving up for; I just felt like saving. Even back at age 15, IYAMCHEAP