How I save money working from home

How I save money working from home

It's about 20 degrees outside right now. I have yoga pants and my favorite Bud Light t-shirt, and my dog ​​tries to lay on my arm while I write. again . I answer emails and finish work at the end of the day, while drinking hot tea and listening to Nirvana Unplugged.

Today I didn't scrape my windshield. I didn't iron my work suit. I didn't make lunch and I didn't even drive my car. Why? Because I work at home. And after doing it for two full years, I can honestly say that I will never go back.

How I save money working from home

But there are other benefits that come with working from home besides not getting dressed and not having to talk to people in person. Yes, I'm talking about the financial savings that come with doing your work in the comfort of your own home. This is how I save by working at home:

Travel is free

I have a home office, but I prefer to work in the comfort of my family room. I just like it here for some reason, probably because it feels calmer and more serene than my office. Anyway, my commute is only two seconds down the stairs. Maybe ten seconds if I decide to take the scenic route passing the coffee shop on my way.

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Obviously, that means my trip costs zero.nothing. Nothing. We do have a second car, but we only keep it because it's written off and really worthless. When it dies or we need to get rid of it, I doubt we'll replace it. I just don't drive much.

And money aside, I also love working at home because it helps me save time—time that would probably be spent scraping the windshield or navigating through early-morning traffic to get to work. Time to get ready in the morning and put on full slutty makeup to make it look legit. I love getting that hour of my life back every day and not spending it doing things I never wanted to do in the first place.

Save on meals

When I worked 9 to 5, I always packed a lunch and brought it with me to save money. Unfortunately, I didn't always do things healthily and even kept a stash of disgusting frozen lean cuisine that I could eat when I ran out of time or forgot to bring something. Still, there were times when I was asked to go out to lunch, or didn't properly use leftovers because I was busy rushing the kids and dealing with more important things.

Now that I work at home, I no longer have to buy prepared meals, pack anything, or plan ahead. And most of the time, I just eat leftovers for lunch anyway. Not only are they mostly already prepared, but that helps reduce the amount of food we throw away.

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Living with a questionable wardrobe

When more than one person refers to what you're wearing as “your paint pants,” you know you're making a big fashion statement. Unfortunately, my “paint pants” (which are also maternity, by the way) are my favorite damn pair. I love them! And yes, I've painted them once or twice, which is why they have hints of Oyster White and Honeycomb, but I feel like that makes them unique. Seriously.

Jokes aside, the great thing about working from home is that your wardrobe doesn't really matter. I could wear a giant adult monkey all day if I wanted to. Hell, I could work naked! You monsters would never know, although I'm sure you're imagining it right now. (I don't blame you...wink wink.)

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At my old job, I had to play the part and that meant wearing suits, sweaters, and fancy shoes until the cows came home. Now I can wear paint pants. And I like.

Do you think working at home would help you save money? How does your work situation help you save?

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