3 Ways Working From Home Has Saved Me Money

3 Ways Working From Home Has Saved Me MoneyI love working from home. No surprise there as it’s all I really ever talk about lately.

Working from home is great because I can roll out of bed and start working immediately, but there are also financial reasons for why working from home is great as well.

Ever since I started working from home, I have found that I have been able to save several hundred dollars each month. This just makes working from home even better!

Below are three ways working from home has saved me money.

1. We spend less money on food.

While our food spending still needs some improvement, we are spending much less than when we each had a day job. This is because we would often go out to eat to escape from work. Or, we would be too tired to cook for ourselves so we would go out to eat way too often.

I’m going to estimate that we probably save a couple hundred dollars each month on our food costs by working from home.

2. We spend less money on driving around.

We hardly ever drive now. Unless we are on a road trip, meeting up with friends, going to the climbing gym, or running an errand, we are not driving anywhere. This means we are saving a ton of money on gas and maintenance.

We hardly ever fill up our gas tank anymore, maybe just once or twice a month for both of our cars.

With gas as cheap as it is now, this means that we are only spending around $50 a month on gas lately. This is much better than the usual $300 to $400 that we used to spend on gas.

3. We spend less money on clothing.

Clothes are something that I hardly spend money on anymore. When I had my day job, I often had to meet with clients and wear nice clothing. This meant I often spent a decent amount of money in order to look nice.

Now, I just wear what I want. I get great use out of everything I own, and I don’t have to change multiple times a day either (for example, when you change out of work clothes when you get home). This means I am also saving money on washing my clothes since I have less to wash!

I am probably saving around $150 to $200 a month by lowering my clothing spending since I started working from home.

Would working from home save you money? Why or why not?


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3 Ways Working From Home Has Saved Me Money — 10 Comments

  1. I worked from home for several years and saved a ton of money, especially on clothes and gas! It was so nice not dealing with traffic and feeling the pressure to go shopping or eat out with co-workers. Plus, my dogs loved me being home all the time 🙂

  2. I’m with you Michelle! I *LOVE* working from home. And, not just because of the savings.

    In a moment of weakness I considered going back to the corporate world to boost the coffers a bit. After two interviews I shelved that idea. I just can’t go back! So, now the challenge is to boost those coffers in other ways – while working at home.

    I think you could probably add saving on vacations, too. I know I’m less in need of ‘getting away’ now that I work from home. Maybe that’s because I’m less stressed and more content?

    Actually, I think I’d PAY to work from home. 🙂

  3. Working from home is such a money saver! I love not having to buy a work wardrobe or spending on gas for a commute. Those are 2 big things that I keep thinking about when I consider getting another job out of the home.

  4. Working at home is great but you need a good idea of what you want to do and a plan on how to develop that idea. Do you want to start a blog on a passion you might have? Or would you like to work freelance web designing or programming? Do you know how would you start with it? How much do you want to earn? Always ask yourself what exactly you plan to do.
    If you understand what you want to do and how to carry it out you have chances of success. But if you don’t know exactly what you want to do and how to accomplish it, i suggest you keep yourself on a 9-5 type of job.

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