Interesting Ways to Save a Little Money

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These days, who isn’t looking to save a little money wherever they can? Saving money, even if you’re not living on a strict budget, is always a good goal to have. However, you’re probably tired of seeing the same money saving advice every time you turn around. You already know to make a list before you shop, cut out the unnecessary text overages and minutes on your cell phone plan and to price compare before you purchase anything. However, you might not realize that there are more unexpected ways you can save a few dollars here and there.

Check Your Tire Pressure

When your tires are even just a little bit under inflated it makes a big difference in your gas mileage. Since gas is annoyingly expensive at all times, it’s probably a good idea to save a little money on your gas purchases by paying attention to this advice. Keep your tires filled. When they’re low, you use more gas. It’s easy to check to see that yours are filled to the correct level by reading the information on the piece of paper stuck to the inside of your door panel when you open it up.

Go for Cold

It doesn’t really make a big difference what temperature your water is when you wash your laundry, so go ahead and change your washing machine’s settings to cold. You use less energy to wash your laundry in cold water than you do hot water. In fact, you can save upwards of $100 per year simply by changing this particular setting.

Change Your Fan’s Direction

Most people are unaware of the fact that their ceiling fans have a secondary direction. When it’s cold outside you can actually reverse the direction of your ceiling fan so that it brings the cool air up and redistributes it downward as warm air.

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