Easy Ways to Save Money Around Your Home

Easy Ways to Save Money Around Your Home ()

Unless you have been avoiding all forms of media, you have probably heard of that cost of living crisis that seems to be dominating the news and people’s daily discourse. The cost of living is rising, and unfortunately, many of our paychecks do not match that rise. To that end, we must find ways to save money in different areas of our lives. 

We know that there might be certain areas of spending you cannot control, but there are certain areas that you can control, and they all start within the home. This article will highlight a range of ways to save money around your home and reduce your cost of living just that little bit. 

Our Top Tips to Save Money at Home

  • Eco Programmes on your Appliances

Many appliances (especially newer models) have eco programmes which use less energy and help you to save you money on your bills. The eco programme will typically use cooler water for the washing cycles or cooler air for drying. In your dishwasher, it will often incorporate an 'open door' section of the cycle to help to dry your dishes. These cycles are usually longer than a standard cycle. If saving money is your top priority then try to avoid using the quick wash cycles. These can often be the most expensive to run. Check out some more energy savings tips here. 

  • Switch off standby

Televisions on standby still use some electricity. Why? Because your TV is not fully asleep, it still thinks that it might get switched on, and as such, maintains its power and energy. Switch the TV off completely, you’ll be glad you did when you see your bill. You should also consider unplugging wireless chargers and turning off your phone chargers at the wall when not in use. Small changes will make a difference in the long run!

  • Smart appliances

Many smart appliances have automatic on/off timers and will look to conserve as much energy as possible. After all, they are smart! Whether it's your coffee maker, hair straightener or slow cooker. Just be sure to check the manual as some appliances will go into standby mode rather than fully turning off. 

  • Make your own coffee

This is a big one, and it ties in well with another tip not listed (Spend money to save money). Yes, you might shop in one of our 23 stores nationwide and buy a new coffee machine for ‚ā¨80. But that ‚ā¨80 plus ‚ā¨10 for a new keep cup will work out a lot cheaper in the long run than the ‚ā¨4 per day you spend in Starbucks. ¬†

  • Only use your dishwasher when it is full

Don't waste water and energy just to clean a few plates and a cup? Wait until you have filled the machine up before sticking on a dishwasher cycle. If you have a quieter house, then consider rinsing your dishes before placing them in the dishwasher. this will reduce odours if you aren't turning the machine on for a few days. You can also consider opting for a slimline dishwasher if you don't need a larger model. 

  • Avoid using the oven for every meal

Your oven uses a lot of energy. Try to avoid using it where possible. A slow cooker is a perfect kitchen gadget for keeping your costs down. You can cook in bulk which will reduce food wastage, keep your electricity usage down and save you time. We would also recommend investing in an air fryer. It is cheaper to run than your oven and it gives amazing results. We guarantee your family will love it!

  • LED bulbs in the house

Once again, these beauties fall into the spend more to save more category. LED lights will cost more than regular types of bulbs, but they will dramatically cut costs in the long run. Making the switch asap can be very beneficial. Your future self will thank you. You can also consider opting for some smart bulbs which give you the flexibility to control through your smartphone.

  • Rechargeable batteries

With so many electronics in our homes, you may be spending more than you realise on batteries. Invest in a quality set of rechargeable batteries rather than constantly buying new ones.

  • Check out the range of ex-display and clearance options

If you are updating or replacing an appliance at home head in-store or online to check out our clearance options. We have loads of ex-display or 'last chance' models that are being sold at unbeatable prices. Here at DID, we have regular online and in-store sales, so you can pick up the latest and greatest technology and appliances at a great price.