Most of us dread the monthly bills, especially in winter. However, whether it’s gas, electric or water, there are ways of stopping your money from draining away, along with the soap suds! Bills are never going to go away so finding ways of cutting them back is the best solution.
1. Don’t Fill the Kettle Up All the Way
I always remember my Mum saying this to me – only boil as much water that you need. You use more electricity the more water you boil. If you want two cups, only boil enough for that.
2. Don’t Leave the Taps Running
Don’t wash the dishes under running taps, shower more and bath less. These are all simple things that could help to reduce your water bill.
3. Don’t Leave Electrical Goods on Standby
If you’re not watching it then turn it off. This should be in regard to computers, stereos and TVs. You may be surprised by how much electricity a device on standby uses.
4. Draft Excluders
My Granny had one, and it worked, however old fashioned you may think this is! There are trendy ones on the market too, but more importantly, they are really efficient at keeping draughts at bay.
5. Energy Saving Light Bulbs
This, in fact, is quite a big one. It may seem a tedious thought, to change every light bulb in your home, but LED bulbs will save a huge amount on your electricity bills. It may even be worthwhile phoning your local council, as some of them give them away too as part of energy incentive programmes.
Sensible spending is an approach that all of us at My Financial Broker are in favour of. We work with a number of payday loan direct lenders, and our service is designed to offer responsible lending to those who are in need of short-term loans and able to pay back within fixed and agreed repayment terms.