Yeobuild HomeRepair | Blog | Money-Saving Hacks for New Homeowners

Smart Living

Expert Ideas for a Healthier Home

Money-saving for new homeowners is a challenge. Most new homeowners are so excited to move out in their recently bought house. On the other hand, you might be overwhelmed with the expenses to furnish your homes.

Also, considering that you have to pay the monthly bills for your home utilities.

For this reason, it is advisable that you start budgeting. Here are some tips that we think could help you save money and use these savings for other functions:

1. Look forward to furniture and home décor store sales

Your first home needs to be furnished and decorated to make it livable and welcoming. Hence, you need to buy furniture and home accessories. To sum it up, you will probably spend a lot of money on these.

One trick that you can do to start money-saving is to look forward to the sales of some home stores, which offer huge discounts on furniture, home decors, and houseware. Try to surf the Internet for some home stores and visit their websites. You may also sign up on their website to receive alerts on the possible dates of their sales. Probably, you may have 25% to 60% discount on some items that you need inside your home.

On the other hand, you must also consider the reputation of the furniture and home store and buy from the reliable ones. You must read the specifications of the items and the reviews of the former customers too. Having good views means their products are of quality. Quality products can last longer, this will ensure you to have long-lasting fixtures. Instead of buying new over broken fixtures, you can look for quality products for money-saving. 

2. Take into account buying from second-hand furniture shops

Most second-hand furniture shops have antique furniture and home accessories. They are good as new. Besides, the designs are more classical and some are elegant. And of course, they are less costly than the new ones. Try buying from these stores and just upgrade them by repainting or cleaning them well. Indeed, it will make a difference in your home designs, particularly for your money-saving.

3. Do not forget to use energy-efficient appliances and lightings

When buying for your new appliances such as refrigerator, aircon, cooker, washing machine, and dryer among others, look for an energy-efficient label attached to them. Energy-efficient appliances can really reduce your monthly electric bills because they consume less energy. The label consists of ticks.  If you choose the greatest number of ticks means the appliance is excellent in energy efficiency.

Likewise, use LED bulbs instead of the traditional light bulbs or incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs can save almost thrice spent on electricity using an incandescent bulb. In one instance, you will pay around $32 using an incandescent bulb for 5 hours each for two years. Meanwhile, if you run an LED bulb at the same time, you will only pay $12. Using energy-efficient appliances will help you a lot in money-saving.

4. Conserve electricity and water

Saving on utilities such as electricity and water can really slash your monthly utility bills. You can save electricity by unplugging and switching off your appliances and lights when not in use. Aircon can consume much energy. For this reason, it is advisable that you install or rather use a ceiling fan instead of an aircon. You may adjust the temperature of your refrigerator and water heater at minimum degrees.

Likewise, you may run the washing machine and dishwasher when it is only a full load. With this, you can save water and reduce your water bill.

5. Sign up for Electricity Marketplace

The Singaporean bank known as DBS/POSB offers Electricity Marketplace, in which you can save around $300 a year on your electricity bills. All you need to do is switch electricity retailers on the Electricity Marketplace. To do this, visit their website and fill up the registration form by selecting the electricity retailer that will meet your needs, then log in, and switch.

Homeowners can really save money with the above money-saving hacks. This will make your lives easier and comfortable. Likewise, it will make you stress-free and enjoy life to the fullest.

(Visited 64 times, 1 visits today)

Recent Posts

Kitchen Countertop Trends for 2020

The countertop is easily one of the most noticeable and most important aspects of any kitchen. Aside from providing a foundation to the kitchen, it also sets the feel and...

NDP 2020 ~ Celebrating National Day at Home

This year's National Day Parade is unique from the others due to the fact that it won't take place at a central location such as the floating platform at Marina...

House Cleaning Tips that will Save You Time

Cleaning the house is a sure feat, especially if you are faced with clutters. From your kitchen to your living room, these areas will surely be clumped with rubbish after...

Cooker Hood Buying Guide for Beginners

When designing your kitchen, there are a lot of things to take into consideration, from the materials of your cabinet to the fixtures on walls. You would most certainly have...

5 Mistakes That May Break Kitchen Appliances

Kitchen appliances play a vital role in our homes not only because they minimize our labour time within the kitchen but assist in perfecting the meals we serve in our...

Kitchen Trends To Try At Home

Being a new homeowner can be a pain, especially when drafting the layout of your home. From color schemes to home appliances, there should be a lot of planning to...

Top 5 Most Common Autogate Problems and How To Fix Them

The introduction of auto gates created a lot of breakthroughs when it comes to both residential and commercial structures. It does not only offer the innovation from technology but also...

COVID-19 Circuit Breaker: Celebrating Hari Raya Puasa 2020 Under Restriction

With the ongoing restrictions imposed by the country's Circuit Breaker Period, the celebration of Hari Raya Puasa 2020 will surely be different this year as compared to the previous celebrations....

COVID-19 Circuit Breaker: Things To Do To Take Care Of Your Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a lot of negative impacts on the world that we are living right now. With it just clinging around every corner of the world, there's...

COVID-19 Circuit Breaker: How To Store Food To Keep Them Fresh For A Longer Time

With the COVID-19 Circuit Breaker coming along, it is really difficult to go out and buy fresh produce and food supply for the family. The threat of the virus into...

COVID-19 Circuit Breaker: How To Assemble A Home-Based Learning Set up For Students

During the COVID-19 circuit breaker period, all Singapore residents are asked to do home-based schooling and home-based working. With the heightened alert for social distancing measures to stop the spread...

COVID-19 Circuit Breaker: 6 Simple Home Projects During Lockdown

Country's  Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced last Friday, April 3rd that the country will close schools and workplaces except for essential services as a part of the strengthened measure...

COVID-19 Circuit Breaker: 5 Amazing Food Storage Hacks To Make Them Last Longer Inside Your Fridge

Are you here looking for some food storage hacks? Keeping our food inside the fridge is a great way to preserve their freshness and shelf life. A colder temperature is...

Things To Know Before An HDB Renovation

Owning an HDB home is probably one of the most expensive investments someone could have in Singapore. Sometimes owning a piece of shelter is never enough. That is why home...

Essential Home Tools To Keep For DIY Home Projects

Deciding whether we will be doing our home projects "do-it-yourself" DIY  or hiring a contractor is actually very hard to decide on. Well, however, DIY projects could lead us to...

8 Essential Tips For New Homeowners

As a new homeowner, starting up a home is a challenge! Moving in into a new house surely is as exciting as it sounds. But after that, the real work...

Home Maintenance Checklist : House’s Lifesaver

With the financial and sentimental value, our homes are one of our biggest life's investments. When an investment is so big, it comes with the responsibility of maintaining it for...

Tips How To Improve Indoor Air Quality At Home – From A Harvard Doctor

With all the new viruses and diseases emerging in the world, we should make sure that our home remains a safe place for the family. Though our homes are no...

COVID-19 Circuit Breaker: 3 Types of Home-Obtained Disinfectants To Keep Your House Virus-Free

Looking for disinfectants? With the widespread of this year's 2019 novel Coronavirus, keeping up with a well-disinfected home will be a great help. Home is where you and your family...

Differences Between Gas and Induction Cooker Hobs

Creating a kitchen concept for your home makes one of the most exciting things to do. Once you are done with the layout, the next questions include, "What is the...

Your repair's on us! Sign up to our newsletter

and get 20% off on your next transaction!

Do you need a technician now?

We can provide Same-day service if you call us early.