33 Ways To Save Money That Take Less Than A Minute

save money in less than a minute

One issue many people have with trying to save money is that they believe it takes too much time and effort. The members of the forums came up with 33 money-saving tips, each of which takes less than a minute of your time to implement.

1. Switch the temperature setting on your washing machine from hot to cold.

2. Keep fast food coupons in your car.

3. Close the damper in your fireplace (unless you are going to start a fire).

4. Make multiple portions of dinner. Box up leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch, and freeze portions to eat later.

5. Pay your bills online or by phone. It also saves stamps.

6. Unplug the electrical items you are not using (TV, computer, micr

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8 Responses to 33 Ways To Save Money That Take Less Than A Minute

  1. Amber Yount says:

    Good tips, I really need to invest in CFLs, but they’re so expensive!

  2. joe says:

    “Turn the hot water heater off exept before taking a shower.”

    Any idea how long it takes to heat a 30-40 gallon water heater?

    Do you?

  3. John Jay says:

    In response to Joe…

    Check out the Wikipedia article on water heating: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_heater

    It says that at 100% efficiency (note: gas water heaters max out at 86% efficiency), a 40k BTU gas burner could heat 40 gallons of water in 25 minutes; 30 min for an electric heater. Thus, maybe 30-45 minutes under normal conditions (and with a non-100%-efficient heater) would be realistic.

    Caveat: it’s Wikipedia, and I don’t know enough chemistry to check it.

  4. Norma Walker says:

    http://www.environmentaldefense.org/page.cfm?tagID=602 You cn calculate how much you will save on CFLs.

  5. Veronica says:

    Make a compost, if you pay for garbage this will save you LOTS of money, and saves money on trash bags ect. And it gives you FREE mulch for your garden and grass. Lowes have a build it your self listed on their website. Also coffee grounds and tea bags make great fertilizer too, if you dont have compost bin. It saves the earth too. Give back to Mother earth, we take enough from her anyway! Reuse what you can before you throw it out, like dryer sheets for dusting, plastic forks and spoons, those popsicle sticks from fruit pops (esp if you have kids)

  6. Geri says:

    Since my pay scale is way below the norm I have managed to raise 3 children,payoff my home,etc. by living frugal.These tips make alot of sense.I have lived this way a long time.

  7. Jerry says:

    If you have a Big Lots close to you, they have 3 – 100 watts CFL’s for $2. Seriously.

  8. Jan says:

    Good article. I am already doing a lot of these, but I did learn some new things. Thanks!!

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