Cheap vs. Frugal: Are You Skimping Where You Shouldn’t?

Cheap vs. Frugal: Are You Skimping Where You Shouldn’t?

Cheapskates often earn a bad reputation, but saving money is always a good thing, right? Well, not if it prevents you from getting a job done safely and correctly- especially when it comes to your home. As a Connecticut homeowner, cutting corners and saving dimes isn’t always the best route to take. Therefore, we have devised this list of how to be frugal without being cheap. As you read on, ensure your largest investment is protected with a must-have Woodstock Home Insurance policy.

Tools.

We’ve all been there, you have a simple painting project that you know you can knock out in two hours but you don’t buy the paint brush that’s recommended. Instead, you scrounge up the old brush you’ve had stored in your garage for an occasion like this. However, hours later you realize it’s not doing the job as efficiently as you’d hoped. Come to find out the brush you have isn’t made for the paint you purchased. So, how do you resolve this in a frugal way? Invest in the right tools up front rather than buying cheap knock offs. This will save time and money in the long run, so don’t skimp here. If it’s something you will only use or twice and it’s a pricey item, just rent it.

Landscaping.

Rather than let your yard and plants wither away, buy drought-resistant plants to prevent a hefty water bill. Plus, this reduces maintenance costs, as well. Should you decide to sell your home in the future, this landscaping, if done correctly, can boost its value.

Waiting for sales.

Waiting too long can backfire on you. Do some serious comparison shopping, but don’t forget to consider delivery times and prices as part of the equation. Once you’ve identified the most-value-for-your-money price, lock it in. Otherwise, you risk costly delays and disappointing results if you keep waiting for a lower price, explains House Logic.                .

Maintenance.

Maintenance costs are a part of home ownership. Don’t put off important repairs because you don’t want to spend the money. Instead, factor in regular maintenance costs into your monthly budget to allot for these repairs. If not, you run the risk of facing unexpected large costs later.

About Byrnes Agency

At Byrnes Agency, we strive to provide the best solutions at affordable rates. Our staff is here to assist you as your needs grow and change. Our offerings can be customized to specifically match your requirements. For more information about our products and services, contact us today at one of our three locations.

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Phone: (860) 774-8549
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
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Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
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Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
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