We’re all trying to save our cash. Sometimes, it feels like there’s never enough money to go around. You might, however, have started spending less. If you’re doing a good job of downsizing and living minimalistically, then you’ve already noticed a boost in your cash flow. Now the question is… what do you do with that money? Some things are a waste of your time and hard-earned income. There are, however, some things that are actually worth spending money on. Without further ado, here are five of our favorites.
Want to live a simpler life? Make use of the space you already have. Never underestimate the power of a properly built closet, shelves, or storage bins. If you want to live with less stuff, you need to find a way to store that stuff effectively in a smaller home or apartment. Look into custom closet design Manalapan, NJ or purchase more bins. It will cost you more money upfront, but it will allow you to live simplistically in the long run.
This one should be pretty obvious. When we really think about it, though, we don’t spend much money on our health. Maybe better quality vitamins (or you know, vitamins at all) would make us feel better. Maybe we should see the dentist more, and go in for a physical. Seeing the doctor and buying supplements can feel really costly, but remember–it’s your health. It’s worth it. Some simple steps towards better health are totally worth your time and money.
If you’ve realized that life isn’t all about stuff, then you’re probably realizing it’s more about people and experiences. Getting away from the doldrums of life, challenging your world-view, and learning new things are all part of a meaningful life. Using some of your money to travel and try new things is a great way to put it to use. You can visit a tropical island or volunteer with an organization that works in developing countries.
We don’t mean you need to buy your friends. Then they wouldn’t, you know, be real friends. It does help to show appreciate for your mates, though. Give them a little something on their birthday, and take them out for coffee and drinks now and again. Having a party? Check out a local alcohol and craft beer distributor and show your friends some love with the food and beverages you provide. Your friends will probably return the favor, so your gift will gift right back.
Probably the best use of anyone’s money, giving to the right non-profit can put your money to use changing the world. Whether it’s funding cancer research or paying for a girl’s education in Africa, the right non-profit will make great use of your gift. Make sure you research a non-profit carefully before giving, but once you’re sure they’re doing good work, you can feel the best you can feel by giving your money away.