Spring cleaning is a great way to clear out your house and start afresh. But did you know that it can also help save you money?
Improve your health
This is especially important if you have family members with asthma or allergies. If your house is dusty, people with asthma or allergies could get sick, resulting in extra time off work or extra medication. A quick dust and vacuum of the whole house could make all the difference.
A new outfit?
If you clothes cupboard is so full, you can’t see the back of it, then it might be time to clean it out. You may find several pieces of clothing you forgot you had and never wear. It’s like having a new outfit without having to spend anything.
However, if these clothes don’t appeal to you anymore, you can make extra cash by selling them.
Have you ever found money in your pockets or in your car that you had forgotten about? There’s a good chance that your house could be a treasure chest of coins and notes floating around. Pay special attention to the bottom of your handbag and pants/shirt pockets!
Find more in the fridge
Clearing out the fridge has several financial benefits. Firstly, many people who have a cluttered fridge often double up on ingredients as they can’t find them in the fridge. If you organise your fridge, you will have a better chance of finding what you are looking for.
Secondly, you could use this opportunity to make several meals out of leftovers and/or products that are close to their expiration date. Not only is this cost effective, but cuts down household waste as well.
At least once a year you should check the interest rate on your mortgage to ensure that what you are on is still competitive. Go online and find out what rate you are on and then check out some of the mortgage comparison sites to see if you are paying too much. State Custodians pride themselves in offering market leading interest rates on their home loans without compromising on features.
Although these are fairly small changes, having a clean house will not only improve the look and feel of the place, but it could also improve your spending habits over the long term.