Inflation has hit hard last year anyway, and unless you’re a multi-millionaire, you’ve probably had to suffer the drawbacks too. Would you like to have more money for fun things next year? In this article we share five simple tips to save on your expenses. Then you will have money left at the end of the month for that one beer and bitterballen on the terrace.

Switch to LED bulbs

By replacing traditional light bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs, you can save significantly on your electricity bill. LED bulbs use much less energy and last much longer, which means you’ll need to replace them less often and buy new bulbs less often. In addition, you’ll also have lower energy bills. A small investment in LED bulbs can lead to significant long-term savings.

Look critically at your subscriptions

Do you really need all those subscriptions? Take the time to review your monthly expenses and determine which subscriptions you can cut back on or even cancel altogether. Consider streaming services, magazines, meal boxes and fitness subscriptions. Do you really watch HBO? And be honest:Are you really making a neat visit to the gym every week, or is that a bluff?

Go for energy-efficient appliances

Your home appliances can be sneaky energy guzzlers. Consider gradually switching to energy-efficient appliances with an A+++ label. These appliances use less power and contribute to lower energy costs in the long run. And remember to turn off appliances completely when you’re not using them, rather than leaving them on standby. After all, they still use power then

Smart thermostat and insulation

Save on your energy bills by investing in a smart thermostat. This handy gadget allows you to accurately control the temperature in your home, even when you are not at home. In addition, a well-insulated house insulates better and loses less heat, resulting in lower heating costs. Especially with today’s gas prices, this is a good idea.

Compare contracts

Whether it’s your cell phone plan, Internet provider or insurance policies, it pays to regularly compare and negotiate your contracts. Look for better deals available from other providers and don’t hesitate to talk to your current suppliers to see if they are willing to offer you better rates. With these tips, you can save on your monthly charges!