Sometimes, working from home means being frugal, especially if you are starting your own business. You may find your income going up and down in the beginning, and even if you have a side job, you still need to save money. I want to help other business entrepreneurs, so I have put together several frugal tips for every work-from-home resident of HighPoint Town Square.
Use Your Kitchen
Your apartment features a fully-equipped kitchen for preparing meals, so use it to your advantage, and leave the restaurants for special occasions. Trust me, the cost of eating out adds up after a while. However, you can find a variety of recipes on websites such as Pinterest, so you can change up your menu without breaking the bank. The money you save on going out can be used to stock up on groceries.
Skip The Coffee Shop
On a similar note, the cost of a $3 coffee is going to add up when you visit the coffee shop five days a week. That’s $15 that could be used towards another expense, and that is if you do not order a larger size. Invest in a coffee maker and skip the daily stop at the coffee shop. With the range of flavored coffee and creamers on the market, you can enjoy your favorite beverages without spending a ton of money.
Want or Need
Living a frugal lifestyle means balancing out your wants and needs. For example, you probably do not need to add another solid-colored T-shirt to your collection. However, you may need to replace your pair of slacks before your next business meeting. It is not always easy to skip an item that catches your eye, but it is worth it to go into business for yourself.
If you are looking for a new community as you start your business, HighPoint Town Square is designed with their residents’ comfort and productivity in mind.