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Working from home can include a lot of costs. Office supplies, furniture and lunch – yes, lunch! – can be really expensive. So why not figure out ways to save all that money you’re making?
Here are six easy ways to cut costs when working from home:
Stock Up on Coupons!
Let’s face it, if you’re working from home all day there will likely be many trips to the refrigerator. Coupons can help tremendously with supermarket shopping – and many stores even offer coupons for office supplies and furniture. We absolutely love Cellfire, Grocery IQ and Coupons.com for savings!
Invest in a Keurig Coffee Machine
Forget Starbucks – that can get super-expensive! If you need to save time and money, a Keurig coffee machine will offer a huge savings on both. Working from home can feel like a long day. Setting up a carousel of 10 different kinds of brew can instantly lift your mood and your bank account.
Walk Or Bike To Your Appointments
There’s a misconception that working from home means you save on gas. Many work-from-home employees need to go to appointments. And gas prices are about to go through the roof. So what’s the best solution? If you’re close enough, you may want to consider walking or biking to appointments. If you’re not close enough, try to schedule appointments that are close to one another back to back. That way you’ll save on gas.
Buy Used Office Supplies, Desks and Chairs
This may seem obvious, but if you’re working from home you don’t need to have super-fancy office furniture. Check websites like Facebook Marketplace and OfferUp for lightly used options. Also look at the clearance section and sales tags at Target, Wayfair and Overstock. You’ll be surprised how many awesome finds there are.
Use Streaming Services
Cut down your cable and television costs by using streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Disney+. Using Hulu Premium means you can also watch most of your favorite shows live as they air. A lot of these services also provide seven or 30-day free trials.
Keep Your Doors and Windows Open
Working from home allows you to take a 15-minute walk when you need a break. But the flip side is your air conditioning bills can skyrocket in the summer. An easy fix? Keep your doors and windows open. You’ll save on air conditioning, and you’ll feel so much healthier!