30 ways to save money this September

BrightNest

Finding ways to cut your budget and save money can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially if you’re looking to save a significant amount. Whether you’re wanting to save up for a down payment, make some changes around the home, or take a much needed vacation, there are simple things you can do everyday to help reach your goals. This calendar from BrightNest shows exactly that. Just one activity or change each day can add up overtime to make a big impact on your savings.

Here are just a few of the ways you can save this month according to BrightNest:

Save on utilities

Shorter showers save money and water
Shorter showers save money and water
  • Take shorter showers (under 10 minutes) and you’ll not only save some money, but also conserve water.
  • Check into lowering your cable bill by signing up for special offers or a monthly promotion.
  • Is your cell phone attached to your hand? Consider giving up the land line for a meaningful savings every month.
  • Change your furnace filter to prolong the life of your furnace.
  • Replace your bulbs with CFL lights.

Save on meals

Cook at home
Cook at home and freeze extra to save on your grocery bill
  • Freeze fruits and vegetables to prevent food waste and always have fresh produce available.
  • Make dinner at home instead of eating out.
  • When you do cook, make plenty and use the leftovers for lunch and dinner later in the week.

Save on laundry

Wash on cold and line-dry to save on energy costs
Wash clothes on cold and line-dry to save on energy costs
  • Examine the clothes you always take to the cleaners. Do they really require dry cleaning? If not, consider washing them at home on the delicate cycle or by hand.
  • Make your own laundry detergent. You only need 2 tablespoons per load.
  • Most of your clothes can be washed in cold water, which saves money over washing in hot.
  • Line-dry your clothes. Using less energy means saving more money.

Save on entertainment

Weekend fun doesn't have to break the bank!
Weekend fun doesn’t have to break the bank!
  • Look for fun and no-cost activities to fill your weekend – like hiking or free events in your area.
  • Find BYOB restaurants near you to save money on drinks or look for locations with happy hour specials.

{Get the printable: Your September Calendar for Saving Money}

  1. September 3, 2015 Frank DeBord

    looking for a main floor master plus a 2 car and basement, preferably in Denver area

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    1. September 4, 2015 Lennar

      Thanks for your interest Frank! We’ve passed along your message to our Associates in the Denver area who can provide you more information.

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  1. September 3, 2015 Frank DeBord

    looking for a main floor master plus a 2 car and basement, preferably in Denver area

    Post a Reply
    1. September 4, 2015 Lennar

      Thanks for your interest Frank! We’ve passed along your message to our Associates in the Denver area who can provide you more information.

      Post a Reply

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