The Easiest Things You Can Do to Save Money

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We all know that little changes add up to big money, but where do you start? Here are some fast and easy ways to save some dough.

1. Clean with baking soda

It's not just for making little volcanoes. Baking soda can be used to clean just about anything in your home, it's inexpensive, and it works like a charm. From bathrooms to kitchen to laundry (mixed in with less than your usual amount of detergent) to even brushing your teeth, it's definitely something you want to have on hand. Clean (almost) your whole house and body for under a buck!

2. Start couponing

We've all seen the shows about the superstars of couponing with basements full of mustard. It doesn't have to be that way! Clipping coupons is a great way to save money – you just have to stick to buying items you actually need and would buy anyways. It doesn't take that much time to get in the groove, either. Sites like Hip2Save and Moneysavingmom make it super easy.

3. Sell your stuff

A lot of times we take the things we own for granted, especially if we are not actively using them. Selling these things can be a great way to earn and save some extra cash. Kon Mari yourself into a tidier space and a few extra dollars with Craigslist or a yard sale.

5. Do your hair yourself or ask a friend

Getting haircuts or getting hair extensions installed can cost a pretty penny. Why not ask a talented friend to help you out? Do the same for her and you can both stash the extra cash in the bank. Extreme friendship challenge!

6. Take advantage of your local library

Who doesn't love a good read? Books might seem cheap, but for something you mostly likely will only read once, why bother? Your local library is a great place to binge on your "to read" list because you can borrow books for free and many libraries now have online reading apps.

Popular books may have wait-lists, so get on the list in advance and don't forget to return things on time!