I lit my first fire in my new home! Ahhh, that is so exciting to say and puts a smile on my face. I am still in absolute in awe that this is my home. I love it so much and I am so incredibly grateful.
Living on your own, comes with many responsibilities. One of many being: BILLS 🙈 grrrr! No one likes bills, but they need to get paid. I have been learning new ways to cut back and reduce the amount I am paying.
1) Heat- if you know me, you know I get cold so easily. When I lived with my parents they would tell me to stop turning the heat up so high because they’ll have an expensive bill. I never really listened to them and it didn’t really phase me, until now. I am refusing to turn on the heat in my place, so I rely on my beautiful wood burning fireplace! It gives off a lot of natural heat and also sets a calming tone in my home. Ps… shoutout to my parents! I am sorry I never listened about the heat!!! You guys were SO right! 🙈😂
2) Turn the lights off- when leaving a room turn the light off. If I am not in the room, why is the light on? Saving energy will keep money in your pocket.
3) Make a list- when going to the grocery store, have a list in hand and only stick to that. Pre plan out your meals and your must needs. Don’t exceed past that.
4) Water- same at turning off the lights, turn off the water! Only use what you need.
5) Furniture/ Decor- all the tables that I own are second-hand, which I love! They tell a story. Two of my tables once belonged to a dear friend of mine who is moving to Taiwan. I took them off her hands and refurbished them. My dining room table, use to be my grandmother’s. It’s in great condition, I just need to get chairs for it now.
Also- I love doing DIY projects, so creating decor for my home has been a lot of fun!
Anyways- those are a few things I have learned while living on my own. If you have any ideas of saving, let me know! I am loving every minute of this experience and I feel like I am where God wants me to be.