If you like many of us are trying to live on a tight budget these years, here’s a few helpful tips for you to get started. Community and good ideas are always welcome in transition phases – and financial chances are no different!
After the crisis a lot of us need to cut costs, to be able to catch new opportunities.
skipping a car
Consider getting rid of the extra car. More often than not it’s possible to borrow the van of your neighbor whenever you need the big car. It really helps on the budget when you can cut a car or maybe two. Maybe you can find work closer to your house that you can actually get to without a car, just try to calculate how much less you have to work if you skip a car in the household.
Downsize your space
Another frugal tip can be to downsize to a smaller apartment. You will be amazed to find out how quickly you can adapt to a smaller apartment. It’s actually cozy and nice, when you get rid of some stuff and move into a smaller space.
The next two tips concern your space, and will help you live well in a smaller space.
Skipping a bedroom
Many of us still have that extra bedroom for whenever Aunt Annie comes by. But there is a good solution to that when you read the next tip.
Instead of having that extra bedroom ready at all time, you can choose to install a Murphy bed in the living room of your apartment. That’s solution really gives you an unique opportunity to downsize your space to one less bedroom.
You know longer have to keep an extra room just in case somebody drops by, now that you can transform your living room into an extra bedroom, in just a few seconds.
Install shelves everywhere
Another good idea is to keep storage above ground. For example inside the toilet you don’t have to store stuff on the ground and around the sink. You can easily install shelves above the door and you can also choose to hang your towels on the inside of the door. This will leave you some extra space around the sink and on the floor so you don’t feel like the place is too stuffed and crammed.
(Picture from GoDownsize.com)
I hope you could use these small tips. Feel free to leave a comment below, if you have any additional tips to share with us all. Thank you for stepping by and reading all the way to the bottom of this post have an awesome day.