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Saving Money in Your Bedroom

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While your bedroom isn’t typically known for using up a lot of energy, there are still ways you can save energy – and money – in this room. Read this quick guide to see the easy ways of saving money in your bedroom!

saving money in your bedroom

Certain rooms in your home are known for using a lot of energy, but the bedroom isn’t typically one of them. There are not a lot of energy-wasting appliances in the bedroom and most of your time in the bedroom is spent sleeping with the lights off.

However, there are still ways that you can save money in the bedroom. Cutting bad habits such as leaving the television on all night is just one example.

Read on to find out how you can start saving money in your bedroom.

Saving money in your bedroom

Saving Money in Your Bedroom

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  • Use LED bulbs: Switching from traditional light bulbs to LED bulbs will help save money on energy as well as long term savings. LED light bulbs last 25 times as long and they use 25-80% less energy.
  • Unplug: Appliances that are not in use can be unplugged to save energy. Vampire energy, also called standby power, costs consumers more than $3 billion a year! (source)  Plug appliances into a power strip and turn it off when they’re not in use to make it easier.
  • Close the closet: Leaving the closet doors open wastes energy because it’s inviting the air conditioning inside. Close the door and let the cool air stay in the bedroom with you.
  • Use a rug: If you have hardwood floors, cover them with an area rug to provide insulation for your bedroom.
  • Check your windows: Make sure to check your windows for any gaps or leaks. Also, keep your blinds or curtains closed during the day in the warmer months to keep cool air in and hot sunlight out. Open them during the colder months to let the sunshine naturally warm the room.
  • Paint the walls: If your bedroom walls are a dark color, consider painting them a lighter color. The lighter color the walls, the better they reflect light, therefore you don’t have to turn on the lights during the day.
  • Install a programmable thermostat: Using a programmable thermostat saves around 10% each year on heating and cooling cost. Set your thermostat to no lower than 78 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and no higher than 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. Changing the way you dress according to the temperature will keep these temperatures at a comfortable – and affordable – level.
  • Buy secondhand: Look for used nightstands and dressers on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or family and friends for cheap or free. If they’re not your style, give them a coat of paint and change the hardware.
  • Save on sheets: Stock up on sheet sets and blankets during white sales at the beginning of the year. You really only need 2 sets of sheets anyway. When you change your sheets, put the other set on right away, then wash the first set, fold, and put away.

What would you add to my list of ways for saving money in your bedroom? Do you already do some of these?


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Michelle

Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

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43 Comments

  1. Simple but effective ideas. Thanks😊

    1. Thank you!! 🙂

  2. Thank you for noting that two sets of sheets is plenty. Somehow so often we get the message that more of everything is better. We forget that more of everything is not necessarily better or necessary! Thanks for the reminder.

    1. You’re welcome! The world wants us to believe that more is better. I think they think everyone lives in mansions and has tons of room to store all the extras. lol! I agree that more isn’t always better or necessary. Thank you!

    2. Great tips you shared ma’am. ❤

      1. Thank you! 🙂

        1. You are welcome. 🤗

  3. Great ideas! I agree about only two sets of sheets. All of your tips are simple fixes. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! 😀

  4. These are truly great money-saving tips. I always leave doors open to closets and bathroom, plus I always, always leave unused appliances plugged in.
    I WILL save more. Really thank you Michelle.

  5. These are great tips! I never thought about some of these. Thanks for sharing. 😊

  6. Great tips, for saving money in the bedroom Michelle!! Got any for blanket stealing husbands?? 😂 Have a great weekend!!

    1. Thank you!! Haha!!! I’ll let you know as soon as I figure it out! 😂😂

    2. I have a tip for that! His and hers, Baby! Two twin blankets instead of one that you “share” haha! 😁

  7. I actually have only 2 sets of sheets, I got a new matress last year and somehow I wound up with 2 sets, and you’re right I find that I don’t need more. So right about all of these, I used to have a TV in my bedroom and that’s exactly what I used to do, it played all night. Thanks Michelle another great post xoxo

    1. Thank you so much! I still have a tv in my bedroom but it’s rarely ever on unless I’m folding the laundry. I never bother to turn it on at night anymore. And I don’t even miss it! 😀

  8. Wonderful tips! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! 😀

  9. 2 sets of sheets are all I have! Great tips. I am going to start closing the door to the master closet.

    1. That’s great!! Thank you! 🙂

  10. You wrote here “Use LED bulbs” I was reading about led bulbs.They are dangerous.Radiation from bulbs damages the human body. You may like their sharp light, but they are unpleasant to the eyes and the light from them is unnatural. I don’t use them. My health is more important to me.

    1. Thank you for sharing that information. I have never heard that before!

  11. Great tips! I never keep lights on in my bedroom unless I’m in there to save on energy and costs, but I have to say I sometimes fail at making sure the windows are closed after I’ve put the A.C. on. I kick myself every time!

    1. I do that sometimes, too, especially if my cat is in the window. I feel bad for making her get down because she loves the birds so much! haha!

  12. Great tips. I did not realized that there are so much wastage in the bedroom. You always have some unique and helpful ideas. Thank you.

    1. Thank you so much!!

  13. This article is helpful for me to spend less money on the bedroom. My personal budget is to spend most of my money on studying and stationery.
    My bedroom already has LED light bulbs. I am currently keeping a good diet that you mentioned in this article. Some of these tips can improve my study efficiency, such as painting walls with a light color, because students need enough light to study.
    Also, this article is suitable for people staying at home during the challenge time. Thanks for sharing so much and stay safe!

    1. I’m glad you found it helpful! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  14. These are awesome tips, Michelle! It’s funny you should mention ‘vampire energy.’ Clueless as I may be – it wasn’t until recently that I became aware of this concept. 🤷🏽‍♀️ I should be better about unplugging stuff but it’s not a bad habit I’ve broken yet. $3 billion is a huge amount of money! Think about how many hungry folks we could feed with that, wow!

    You made a fantastic point about the light colored walls too. I used to love the coziness of darker woods, etc. I still do but am finding that lightening up the space also lightens up my mood. Have you noticed that? 🙂

    Another fantastic post my friend! Always love your tips! ♥

    1. My husband is terrible about leaving everything plugged in all the time, including his phone chargers. This scares me because I keep hearing stories of iPhone charges that are plugged into the wall but not plugged into the phone catching on fire because they spark.
      I agree with you about the light-colored walls! It seems like when it’s lighter the room feels bigger and cleaner and that lifts my mood. I’ve seen that dark colors are coming back for the bedroom, but I will not be following that trend!
      Thank you so much!! I hope you have a wonderful week! 😀

  15. Awesome tips, I did not realize not closing the closet is actually wasting energy and I always leave unused appliances plugged in. Time to change that. Thank you for sharing

    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you found these tips helpful! 🙂

  16. Great tips! My bedroom is a little different because I’m in the roof and it isn’t connected to the same heat supply as the rest of the house so there’s very little to waste up there, just a storage heater that only goes on during winter. I do forget my phone charger occasionally though! Forever trying to work on that x

    1. Thank you! That’s great that you don’t have a lot of wasted energy in your bedroom. 🙂

  17. Hannah Louise Blog says:

    Simple but fab ideas, I’m definitely one that always has to turn everything off!

    1. Thank you so much! That’s a great way to save energy! 🙂

  18. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    Good grief I thought the girl in your avatar was your daughter!

    1. Aww..thank you! You’ve made my day!! 😀

      1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        You’re welcome!

  19. Awesome tips as usual! I need to start unplugging appliances after reading this! Love the fact that you mentioned only two sets of sheets, I’ve gotten to where I’ve really been purging and I know that just having a few things is effective ..because like even in the kitchen who needs six or 12 pots when you only have four burners anyways LOL and I hardly ever even use the four burners at one time anyway!!!!

    1. Haha! I know what you mean! I recently went through my small kitchen and got rid of a box full of stuff. I had so many big utensils that I never use! Don’t ask me why I bought them. I guess I thought I was going to become a chef someday. 😀

      1. Haha and I bet there’s so many others who can relate to us!!….maybe ‘the kitchen’ should be your next “tip” series😬 that could be a never ending post series!!😂

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