5. Using store cards instead of coupons
I know I could save more money if I took the time to coupon, but I don’t have a printer and I don’t get the paper ones in the mail so instead I just sign up for store rewards cards and scan them every time I shop. Easy peasy. I’ve saved as much as 20% on my groceries just by scanning the little card on my keychain.
6. Buy more of what you need, less often
If you know you use something regularly, buy the biggest size you can (or multiples). For example, I go through coffee creamer like it’s water so I recently started buying the biggest size they have and now it lasts me two weeks. So I don’t have to go buy coffee creamer every few days anymore. 🙂
7. Unsubscribe from as many email lists and newsletters as possible
If email is a big time suck for you, then I encourage you to go into your inbox now and look for emails that you don’t really want to be receiving. You’re probably subscribed to a lot of stores you’ve shopped at, websites you’ve visited, etc and you may not even read their emails. If it adds value to your life and you regularly read the emails, keep it. Otherwise, unsubscribe each time you get a new email that you don’t want. But you should definitely keep our emails. 😉
8. Block the Facebook newsfeed
Most of the time, I use the free Facebook Newsfeed Eradicator to block the newsfeed on Facebook. You can still go on Facebook and see if you have any messages or notifications, but it prevents you from getting drawn into the endless time suck that is stalking other people’s lives on the newsfeed.
9. Use LastPass for password management
LastPass changed my life. It’s a free password management app that saves all your login info for you so you just login once, save the info to LastPass, and you never have to type it in again. It’s great! Saves hours and hours of time and frustration and looking for tiny little slips of paper that may or may not be the password you’re looking for.
10. Switch to paying all your bills digitally
I have everything set up so my subscriptions, rent, bills, etc are all paid online automatically with a card. I don’t even have to remember to pay them each month because it’s automated. How’s that for saving time? 🙂 Paperless billing also saves trees!