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Top 10 Secrets You Can Do in a Tiny Home to Save Money

Top 10 Secrets You Can Do in a Tiny Home to Save Money

You want to save as much money as possible with a tiny home. However, you have tight spaces and limited resources, so what can you do? Here are our top 10 tips on saving money while creating and improving your downsized house.

1. Wear It Out

The more you wear an item of clothing, the less demand for it on the second-hand market, as people know that as long as they’ve worn their items, the items will sell for less.

So this means that if you’re willing to wear items until they’re threadbare, you’ll be able to get the best price when selling them in person or through sites like eBay or Amazon. Also, with a car built for two people, people are less likely to want your old clothes that only fit one person.

2. Find a Way to Save Space

Use the space under your bed for storage, so you don’t have to buy as many containers or shelves or use it as additional seating that furniture can easily move out of the way if you need the room back. You could also put up hooks along one wall somewhere to hang coats, bags, and backpacks, so you don’t need as many hangers.

3. Have a Friendly Relationship with Your Storage Unit

If you feel like you’re at the end of your rope trying to fit everything into your new home, it might be time to visit your storage unit and see what you can find that hasn’t been touched since before you moved in. If you don’t want to move everything back into your house, at least make sure that what you keep there is useful and valuable, so it’s worth the monthly fee.

4. Make Extra Money by Selling Items You No Longer Need

One of the best things about a tiny home is that should you ever decide to sell it; you should be able to get a great price for it. This is why you need to make sure you aren’t leaving any money on the table when selling your previous life in a traditional-sized home.

If items don’t fit into your new lifestyle or just haven’t been used since you moved in, sell them on eBay, Craigslist, or second-hand sites. Not only will you be making a little extra cash on the side, but as the items sell, it’ll free up more space for you to buy new things without going over your budget.

5. Invest in a Smaller Wastepaper Basket

If you have a tiny home, chances are that there won’t be as much space for all the things you’ve kept that you don’t need anymore. One of those things might be a wastepaper basket.

If you go to buy a smaller and more compact wastepaper basket, chances are it’ll cost less than your regular-sized model and yet still serve its purpose just as well.

You might even find that you don’t need a wastepaper basket at all.

6. Use Your Free Time to Upgrade Your Home

When you have a tiny home, it means that there’s not much room for the things you don’t use too often. However, what this also means is that when you do have some downtime during the week or at weekends, you can use that free time to take your tiny home from drab to fab.

You might notice something about shopping for a house-sized home and a tiny one: smaller homes require much less decoration and furniture, meaning it’s easier to make them look nice without breaking the bank. You can use your extra free time to do DIY projects to make your home look great without needing to spend much.

7. Sell the Items You’re Not Using Anymore in a Yard Sale

Many people who decide to downsize and get a tiny home realize that they no longer need the things that used to take up space inside their house. However, you mustn’t just throw your still-usable items into a box when you go through this process.

Holding a yard sale is a great way to figure out what’s worth keeping and what isn’t, as well as making some extra cash on the side. Of course, if things stay unsold at the end of the day, you can always donate them to charity.

8. Downsize Your Vehicle

If you’re living in a tiny home and using public transport or cycling to get around, chances are there won’t be much point in owning a car anymore. However, it’s important that once you’ve decided to reduce your carbon footprint and downsize your home, you also eliminate the need for a large vehicle that guzzles up gas.

Selling your car can earn you some extra cash, while also freeing up more space inside your house to make it look nicer. If you do still own an old car, consider selling it and buying one which runs on alternative fuel or is electric, so that you can keep saving money on fuel costs.

9. Start Cooking at Home

Even if you have a tiny kitchen, it should still be possible to cook your own meals at home if you’re living in a tiny house. If you’re used to buying takeout or grabbing food on the go, consider giving the act of cooking at home a try. You might even find yourself getting back in touch with your inner chef.

If you are cooking more at home, you will be eating healthier, saving money on buying food outside of the house or eating out, and keeping your kitchen tidier by not leaving all the dirty dishes lying around for days.

10. Visit Free Attractions when Possible

When you’re living in a tiny home, it’s not just about getting down to the basics with your possessions. It also means that some free events and cultural attractions can be quite pricey for any visitor.

If you do have some extra cash lying around, consider investing in buying tickets to at least one cultural event or attraction so that you can enjoy your free time outside of the home without worrying about how much it’s costing to visit.

Bottom Line

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to save money while improving the overall look of your tiny home. It feels unusual at first, but you’ll find out they work like second nature when you practice these into a habit. At Stunning Tiny Homes and Modulars, we can show you our gallery so you can select your prospect house, may it be a cabin, relocatable home, etc. You can call us at 0423 563 357. Give us your first name and contact information, and we shall reach out to you.

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