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If you’re working from home, you’ve probably already noticed the drastic savings. You’re already saving on your commute and work clothes, but there are even more ways you could be cutting costs in your home office. Working from home can save you up to $5,000 per year. Here’s how you can make sure you’re saving the most while you work from home.
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Cut Out Your Gym Membership
Maybe going to a gym was all part of your work-from-office routine because it was in the same neighborhood, or on the way back home. However, now that your office is your home, why not make your home your gym as well? Working out will be easier to fit in and take less time, since you don’t have to factor in travel. Introducing an exercise routine in the middle of the day can help break up your work schedule and re-energize you as well. Depending on what activities you like to do, setting up a home gym can be pretty easy and cost-effective. Considering the average gym membership costs $38 a month, you’ll be saving $456 a year if you work out at home.
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Join a “Buy Nothing” Facebook Group
“Buy Nothing” groups on Facebook are people in your area who are looking to give away items. The best part is, the items are always free. If you’re looking for a printer, a computer chair or even just a wastebasket, you’re likely to find them on Buy Nothing. Members post multiple times per day, and something is bound to be to your liking. You can also declutter your space by offering up your own items that you don’t need any more.
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Regulate The Temperature
Keeping an eye on your thermostat will help reduce your electric bill. You can at least cut down on usage by doing some simple tricks. Make sure your home is properly weather-proofed in the winter by sealing up any cracks in the windows and using sweepers under your door to block air from getting out. During the summer, run a fan instead of the AC unless you absolutely have to so your bills stay low.
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Make Your Own Coffee & Lunch