Speaking of goals, you will never get anywhere if you don’t have one. You might do a few of these things for a few weeks, but then you will blow what you’ve saved on going out to eat. Don’t do that.
This is my favorite way to stash money in savings! Round every deposit down to the nearest $5 and every expenditure up to the nearest $5. It takes almost no time and for me it adds up to about $45 every month that goes straight into savings.
With Michigan’s 10¢ deposit law, cans & bottles are pretty valuable. We live on country roads where a lot of people toss empty cans out of their car windows. A short walk can yield quite a few cans.
Some people do like hanging laundry, loving the decreased wear and tear on their clothing and the positivity of using fewer resources. If you’re one of those people, kudos to you! *high five* I’m not, and using my dryer is something I was crazy-happy to do when propane prices decreased. But when I did hang laundry, I paid myself .25/load, which came out to about $10/month.
When you pay with cash, never use your coins, only paper money. Stash those coins & roll them when you have enough. (My bank gives out free coin roll papers on request.) I have heard some banks charge you a fee to deposit rolled coins, which is ridiculous. If your bank does this, find a new one.