If you ask me what I love most about working from home, I can go on and on about this subject until my voice gets hoarse or until you tell me to clam it up, LOL! In fact, I’ve given you 15 reasons why I love working from home.
Today I’d like to focus on one of those reasons which happen to be one of my all-time favorites, saving money by sharing the five ways I’m saving money working from home.
Let’s Get Right To It, Shall We
Fuel – With the cost of fuel nowadays this is the best perk yet. I used to fill up my car’s tank at least twice a week. My commute was about 28 miles from my house to the office and I used my car to run errands for the company, so yeah the gas would go quick.
Food – I did the math one day and I used to spend at least $150 a week on take out alone. This included stops on my way to work, lunch, a snack, because we worked across the street from the best BBQ place that had the best homemade chocolate and sock-it-to-me cakes, and take out for dinner at home for a family of six. When I put our receipts together for taxes purposes, I realized we spent approximately $1100 in a year on McDonald’s alone! That’s a lot of money.
Wardrobe – I don’t have to buy business casual clothes and the matching accessories anymore. You’d find me at the mall buying an outfit every week. Come on ladies, you know we can’t wear the same thing twice! And the shoes? They had to match the outfit of course, right ladies? Now I’m more of a t-shirt and jeans kind of gal and instead of shopping at the mall, I’m at Old Navy taking advantage of their sales on denim.
Other Ways I’m Saving
Beauty Maintenance – Not that I don’t take care of my face, skin, and hair but I look for places to get the better value for my money now. Before this, I would just go to the nearest salon and paid whatever because I didn’t have time to shop around.
Daycare – When the kids were too little to be latch-key, my mom would watch them for me. Although she didn’t charge me and didn’t expect me to pay her, I would still give her something for her troubles. After all, she was watching four busy little ones and they were a handful.
And there you have it. Five easy ways I’m saving money. It may not seem like much on the surface but I have noticed some extra change in my pocket. Yes, I love working from home.
Over To You
So what are some ways you’re saving money now that you’re working from home? Why don’t you tell us all about it in the comments section below this post.
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Corina is a work-from-home mom rolling with the punches while trying to balance a family and an online business. She is dealing with teens, grey hair, and wrinkles all at the same time! She recently launched a new blog known as Not Now Mom's Busy which talks about teen issues, juggling family life with work life, living on a budget, and so much more.