How to Save Money at Home

Homeowner Tips

We’re all trying to save money where we can these days. 

For example, we’ve seen customers of other security companies switching to EMC Security because our monitoring is much more affordable.  This can make the difference between protecting your home or not.  To us, it’s not worth the risk.  

Below are some other ways you can save money at home:


Cleaning your home.

An at home cleaning solution of vinegar and baking soda make a great duo. Mix them together in equal parts, then wipe down your surfaces with the mixture.

Use a squeegee to clean windows instead of paper towels or newspaper (or even Windex) to save money on your energy bill and reduce waste.

Get a steam mop and use it to clean floors instead of mops or brooms–they’re fast, easy, effective and much less messy than the old-fashioned way.

 A rag can be used as an alternative for paper towels when you need to wipe up small messes around the house (and they’ll last longer too).


Energy costs.

Replace your light bulbs. For example, you can compare the cost of different light bulbs and choose the one that costs less money but still provides enough brightness for your needs. You can also consider using energy saving light bulbs which have longer lifespans and use less electricity than regular incandescent lights.

When you leave a room, turn off the lights. If you can’t see it, you don’t need it on.  If there’s no reason for a light to be on in an unoccupied room (like if you’re upstairs and your family is downstairs), turn that sucker off! You’re saving energy and money by doing so. The same applies for electronic devices such as televisions and computers – turn them off when not being used.

You can save a lot of money and water by taking shorter showers. Use low flow shower heads, limit the length of your shower, turn off the water while you lather up and use a timer to remind yourself when to turn off the water


Plant a garden. 

There are many varieties of vegetables and herbs that will grow well in Georgia. Some examples include tomatoes, green beans, lettuce and basil (or other flavorings).  We’ve fogotten how tasty home-grown vegetables are.  You can really tell the difference.   

Start with seeds instead of seedlings – they cost less than buying plants at the store or nursery! You also won’t have to worry about any diseases being passed on from one plant to another if you use seeds instead of seedlings–they’ve already been exposed anyway so it doesn’t matter anymore!

Try planting something new every year so that your garden stays fresh and exciting; this way no one else will have any idea what kind of crops might be hiding behind those bushes out back.


From scratch.

Cooking from scratch is the most economical way to eat. You can make your own pizza dough, pasta, sauces and desserts. It’s healthier and more fun than processed food. You can make it as spicy or as mild as you like, depending on your taste buds.

Homemade bread is healthier than store-bought varieties because it’s made with whole grains instead of refined flour.

Make hummus, sauces and dips at home instead of buying them at the grocery store or ordering them at restaurants. Homemade hummus is much cheaper than any kind found in stores–and you know exactly what ingredients are going into it! Similarly for sauces: homemade tomato sauce uses fresh tomatoes; jarred ones are often filled with high fructose corn syrup or additives like preservatives that aren’t good for your health or wallet. 

Buy ingredients in bulk.  This is especially useful if you have multiple people in the house who eat different things or like to experiment with new recipes.  



Use cold water. You can wash your clothes in cold water, and this will help to save you money on your monthly energy bill.

 Use less detergent. If you use too much detergent, then this will make your clothes smell bad and also cause them to wear out faster than they should be wearing out anyway! So make sure that when washing your clothes, you use only as much detergent as is necessary for the load of laundry that you are washing at that moment.

Wash smaller loads instead of large ones whenever possible because doing so saves money on both electricity costs and water usage over time.


Buy and sell.

There are great finds online if you know where to look.  A quick Google search will help.  Second-hand and consignments shops are all the rage – check a few out in your area.  

If you have a lot of household items that you don’t need anymore, or if you have some old clothes that are just taking up space in your closet, consider selling them online. Online sites make is easy and quick–just post a photo and description of the item, set a price (don’t go too high), wait for someone to buy it and ship it off!


There are lots of ways to cut your household spending. The most important thing is to not get overwhelmed. Even if you only do one or two things on this list, it will still make a difference in your budget and help you save money!how to save money at home

Contact EMC Security today to find out how you can save money on alarm montoring.