How To Save For Your Dream Man Cave
Having a sanctuary within your four walls is something worth planning for, but if you want the perfect man cave, you’ll want and need the best of everything. This will inevitably mean saving a bit of money for when you want that big-screen TV or retro pinball machine that will let you be yourself after a hard day’s work.
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The perfect man cave would have a big TV, somewhere to sit like a beanbag or recliner chair/sofa, a table, an amazing sound system, games console and somewhere to keep your drinks cold. All of that put together can cost a bomb, but if you want to save money, here are five tips worth following to help get you the money needed for a man cave:
Shop around for everything
Groceries, toiletries, insurance, utility bills – nothing should be off-limits when it comes to shopping around. In doing this, you could save a small fortune on everything and at least pay for your mini-fridge!
Spend nights in
A night out is great, but it can be expensive. Spending a night in for a change with your mates can be surprisingly cheap, especially when it comes to buying the drinks.
Kick out nasty habits
There might be something you like to do that’s not too healthy but you may find that it’s a little on the expensive side. Smoking is something that can cost a bomb, but quitting can really help to save money, especially if you’re going through a couple of packs a week. This calculator on ecigarettedirect.co.uk can help work out how much you could stand to save by giving up.
Use public transport
It’s not always that reliable, but one look at the cost of fuel at the pumps is enough to make anyone baulk. Getting the bus to town instead could save a little, while for long journeys, the train or even coach can be significantly cheaper than paying for a full tank of petrol or diesel.
Cut down on energy use
The cost of gas and electricity seems to be skyrocketing, which means massive bills at the end of every month. Turning off the lights when they’re not needed, using energy-efficient bulbs and unplugging appliances that don’t need to be in all the time can save a few quid here and there.