5 Ways I Saved At Home

Home Stager with Healthyhappyimpactful.com

Do you ever wonder if what you are doing at home makes a difference in your finances?

Here are 5 ways I saved at home this month.

1. We Finished the Basement

In an effort to utilize our living space, we've been finishing our basement since spring.

My husband enjoys house projects, so we went with a hybrid approach. While we paid professionals for the dry wall, framing, and electrical, we've saved thousands by having him finish out the flooring and painting. It requires extra patience (which can be in short supply sometimes), but the wait is worth the savings.

2. I Made Room For Quiet Thinking

As a society, we are so busy that it's hard to plan and strategize. Yet, without reflection, you could be climbing the WRONG ladder. Or you might come up with a million-dollar idea if you just make the room to think.

I started setting aside time on Friday afternoons to brainstorm, analyze, and strategize for my business. It's not much. But I've already noticed that it boosts my creativity and makes my work better.

3. I Put The Kids To Work

My kids have been looking for ways to make money this summer, and I'm tired of juggling it all. So, I decided to help us both out!

I gave my son small technology projects for the business and my daughter (who is a little younger) tasks like cutting, making lists, and re-stocking household supplies.

Both are rather simple, but it has been a mental lift that I dearly appreciate!

4. The Kids Started Investing

We finally did it! My 11-year-old has been asking for forever!

In the end, it was a quick and painless process. I took the easiest route for us, and I wrote out how we did it in 15 stocks for teens and kids >>

5. I Upgraded My Health

Finally, I spent a good portion of July exercising and eating better. I utilized the free commitment card to make and measure my goals, and then to help stick to it.

Here's what was on my card for June & July:

  • 3 Smoothies a week at 9:00 am
  • 3 Salads a week
  • 70-90 minutes of movement daily (Can be light walking, yoga, etc.)
  • Food log 6 days a week

Some might argue that this isn't a money move, but I disagree. Taking care of your body now maximizes your quality of life and happiness. And it also saves you tens of thousands of dollars in doctor bills later. What a double win!

Investing in your health is one of the smartest investments you can make!

What Ways Could You Save At Home?

Could you…

  • Read a money article, read a book, or watch a learning video?
  • Tweak your budget?
  • Declutter your home and sell items?
  • Invest?
  • Choose a cheap activitiy over an expensive one?
  • Start a money saving vacation challenge? 
  • Make a monthly meal plan?
  • Work on your rich mindset?
  • Stop buying stuff you don't care about?

There are many ways to save! Pick one and commit!

Comments (4)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Jennifer - exercising the brain muscles you describe can definitely help lead to better fiscal fitness.  



Aug 11, 2023 10:36 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Great information. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your upcoming

weekend, and sell a house. Bill Salvatore

Aug 11, 2023 11:26 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Jennifer- I think it's wise that you enlist your children in some household activities. You're not only helping yourself and your sanity but also teaching them!

Aug 11, 2023 06:20 PM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Excellent post.Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed week

Aug 14, 2023 02:19 AM