Cutting back on spending? You might be doing it all wrong.
Reusing things around the house is a great way to save money, but people on the r/Frugal subreddit have shared ingenious everyday hacks that really caught our attention.
From reusing old cereal bags to coat giving hanger clips a second life, these frugal tips are bound to make your pennies stretch further.
12 Amazing Frugal Hacks From Reddit to Help You Save Money
Ready to waste less and gain more? Here are some of our favorite finds from Reddit.
1. Saving Money on Running Gear? Love It
Trying to save money on the best running shoes is already a challenge. It’s easy to spend money on unnecessary gear too, like say, a fancy elastic armband to hold your house key.
Just look at this no-brainer free solution instead.
Another frugal way to keep your key safe on a run?
Undo one of your shoelaces and pull it out of the top hole. Then thread your key onto it, rethread the lace and tuck the key into the center of the shoe where the laces criss cross.
The key will lay flat under and in-between the crisscrossed laces. It won’t cost you a cent and there’s zero chance of losing your key.
2. Cut Down on Food Waste by Making a Menu
Visualizing the meals you’ll make with your groceries can help you reduce food waste and save money.
If you’re meal planning on a budgettry shopping for specific recipes and purchasing versatile ingredients you can use in a variety of meals.
One mom on Reddit noted how creating menus makes it easier for her kids to choose what they want to eat.
“They’re much more willing to eat what I cook now that I’ve done it this way and the menu helps me remember my meal ideas so things don’t get wasted as often,” wrote lilly_kilgore.
3. Keep Losing Your Bag Clips? Check Out This Ingenious $0 Solution
Binder clips can also serve double duty as chip clips.
Or if you’re willing to splurge, you can usually find a six pack of bag clips at the dollar store.