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Cutting Costs -Effective Cost Cutting Ideas For Dummies

Updated on July 15, 2013
Cost Cutting For Households
Cost Cutting For Households

Cost Cutting Ideas For Beginners

Cutting costs, saving money, that is we all need irrespective of whether we are thinking about household or business. Cost is going up like anything for everything these days. Is there an end for these costs going up and going up? We guess the answer is ‘NO’. Is our salary or earnings are also increasing in line with these costs ? The answer is a ‘yes’ for a few and a ‘no’ for the majority. If you really can afford the luxuries of life and save for future, it doesn’t matter. But most of us when we eye upon a comfortable retirement life and other worldly pleasures, money matters.

Cost Cutting For Households

Cutting costs with regard to business is a very wide area for discussion, and the solutions and methods varies with regard to the nature and structure of business. With the last economic recession, some IT companies offered their employees an option for working from home for cost cutting. That might not be possible for every business. It differs. But with regard to house holds, the cost cutting techniques will almost be the same.

The basic cost cutting techniques

  • Analyse your personal spending. You could find that even in the last month, you might have purchased a few things that were not exactly necessary. Be stingy.
  • Always stick to your budget. Bugeting sounds boring always. But it makes everything beneficial and makes you aware of the things that you ought to purchase and not purchase.
  • Energy review of your home. It will help you reduce cost and will help the environmental regimes. Save earth, save your money.
  • Make bulk purchases. Bulk purchases are always economical. You can keep the things that wont get damaged over time for further use, or share it with your friendly neighbour or relative.
  • Try the vehicle pooling with friends and relatives or use public transport. With this tiring traffic jams, are you really going to save time if you are using your own vehicle? Pooling vehicle will save you a lot of money, and it will improve your social life also. Be friends with colleagues.
  • Plan before you shop. Shopping is now almost a leisure time activity which will spoil our budget all the time. Plan before you shopping and shop only when its necessary.
  • Take the membership of a wholesale club. Even with the annual membership fee, the whole sale club will offer you more economically than any other retailer can do.
  • Cook in home instead going out for food. ‘Dining Out’ is always a refreshing idea, just check the frequency of dining out. Dining out frequently itself will kill the freshness of the idea. Make it once in a while and cook in home.
  • Wash your dress yourselves. You can try washing the clothes your own than paying for laundry. It will save you money. Keep aside a few hours during weekend for washing clothes. There is not much household expense we can avoid and washing is one we could.
  • Health Insurance is something you should not avoid. This will save you a lot of money at the time of trouble.
  • Do not neglect discount coupons. At the same time, do not buy anything only because its on sale. What they offer is not matter as much as what we need.

Money Saving Ideas


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    • LensMan999 profile image

      LensMan999 4 years ago from Trans-Neptunian region

      Hi ceres,

      Happy to find that you liked the hub on how to cut costs. Ya, your suggestion is absolutely correct. Eating at home is not only cheaper but also good for health.

    • Ceres Schwarz profile image

      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      These are all good tips on how to effectively cut costs. This will be especially useful for those that really need to cut their costs due to financial problems. Eating out can be a good idea but it's important not to overdo it especially since eating at home would be cheaper.