The cost of living crisis has many families up and down the country worried about how they will make ends meet this year.
Whether you’re shelling out a fortune for petrol, seeing your energy costs go up or even just panicking about the council tax hike, money is tight for thousands of us.
And, you might be looking for ways to save money where possible and bring down your bills.
Well, luckily, your electricity bill is one place where little changes can save you money in the long term.
Jo Winston, Sales Director at St. Modwen Homes, shared their top tips for slashing your bill using little changes below…
No more tumble-drying
Spring is the perfect time to make the most of the warmer fresh air and dust off the washing line, because you’d be surprised how much money you can save by turning off that tumble-dryer.
While it’s nice to sink into a warm dressing gown or have your socks dry in ten minutes when you’re running behind on washing – this saving will be worth it.
Keep an eye on your gadgets
If you’re a household filled with phones, iPads, and laptops that all need regular charging – it’s worth taking note of how long they all sit plugged in for.
It may seem obvious but leaving your devices to charge overnight is no doubt going to increase your electricity bill. Instead, just charge them up for a couple of hours in the day and you’ll soon notice a difference.
A small but vital step.
Defrost that freezer
Believe it or not, avoiding defrosting your freezer could actually be causing you to spend more money.
Quite simply, the more ice gathered within your freezer, the more it is costing you in energy.
So, the best thing to do? Defrost it, and you’ve just made a saving!
Wash your clothes with cold water
A great step to take if you’re looking to spend less money is washing your clothes with cold water.
Most washing detergents and fabric softeners are designed to work just as effectively in a cold wash – so there really is no need to be blowing your budget on hot washes.
Use energy efficient bulbs
Despite having a higher price tag when you initially buy them, energy efficient bulbs can ultimately help you cut down on your electricity costs.
Next time one of your bulbs runs out (or maybe even before), make the transition and you won’t regret it.
It might not seem like a huge saving, but it soon adds up.
So, there you have five simple steps you can take to make a saving.
You’d be surprised how embracing some of these small steps into the running of your home can make a big difference in the long run.
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