35 Easy Frugal Living Tips for Singles to SAVE MONEY

Ankita Kamat

Easy frugal living tips for singles will help you live a happy life. Singlehood is all about enjoying but at the same time it is important to keep your pockets happy.

I’m in my 20s and happily adapting to frugal living. This is helping me to save more money and live a debt-free life.

In this current blog, I would like to share easy frugal living tips for singles.

Easy Frugal Living Tips for Singles

Easy Frugal Living Tips for Singles to Try Today

Singlehood seems a happy lifestyle but money matters should not disturb your daily life. So to enjoy life to the fullest as a single make frugal living a part of your life.

35 Easy Frugal Living Tips for Singles that Work Effectively

Pick up my easy tips to embrace frugality quickly in your life. I’m benefitted from these frugal habits so now it’s your turn to try frugality.

1. Don’t spend a lot of MONEY on DATING

It’s good to hand out and date to find a life partner. But this does not mean that you should spend a lot of money to impress the other person while dating.

Remember, a true relationship is not about giving costly gifts and spending more. So do not overindulge in such things. The purpose of dating should be to understand each other but not to impress each other by spending more.

2. Save at least an extra $300 per year on clothes

According to stats, in America, it is found that an average shopper spends $1700 per year on clothes and accessories. So if you focus on this then you can actually save money on clothes.

You don’t need to buy all types of trending and fancy outfits. Well, fashion changes every week and if you buy such outfits then such trends become outdated soon. So go DIY with your clothing styles and save money.

3. Figure out Passive Income Ideas to Save More by Earning More

Even if you are single and do not have more financial responsibilities then also you should have different passive income streams to earn more. If you earn more then you can save more.

Frugal living is about earning and saving. So try some passive income ideas to be financially more stable.

4. Enjoy Watching Netflix at a Reasonable Price by Pooling Money with Friends

Instead of paying more money on entertainment look for better options. You can try Netflix where you and your friends can pool money and create an account.

Netflix gives you the option to add up to 4 members in a single subscription plan. This will help you to save extra dollars every month.

5. Save money and your skin by avoiding commercially made toxic products

You can make your own face mask and beauty products at home. You can use easily available things like gram flour, aloe vera and much more. So be more frugal instead of plunking down your money on beauty products.

So as a youngster implement frugal ways to look good.

6. Be Fit and Healthy without Spending More Money on Gym Membership

To be a fitness freak and healthy is a good thing. It does not mean that you have to choose a costly gym membership program for this.

Try other things like a simple exercise, yoga, dancing etc. All these things will also help you to be fit and healthy at home without spending on overhyped gyms.

7. Save money on spa services by pampering yourself at home

Nowadays you can get the best quality manicure and pedicure kit at a reasonable price. So you don’t need to visit a spa or beauty parlors for this by spending more money. These frugal tips will especially benefit women.

You can easily save money on spa bills. If you follow these frugal tips.

8. Choose handmade gift Ideas during festivals to SAVE MONEY

Handmade gifts have their own charm. And this creates a special and strong bonding between friends and relatives. So prepare handmade gifts at home which costs you lesser than buying gifts.

There are many handmade gift ideas like- greeting cards, photo frames, painting etc.

9. Avail amazing free courses online and learn new skills without any charges

Millennials and Gen Z are lucky that we have access to the internet to learn new things. There are many free courses online like digital marketing, English speaking, art and craft etc. So use all such opportunities freely.

When you learn new skills your money earning opportunities will also increase.

Easy Frugal Living Tips for Singles

10. Enjoy a bicycle ride without spending more money on other vehicles

In some countries, people ride bicycles more. Even people go to the office by bicycle. This saves money on fuel also saves environmental pollution.

You can buy a bicycle if you are planning to buy a vehicle. You don’t need to buy costly vehicles or bikes.

11. Avoid eating outside, save up to $1040 annually and take a cruise trip instead

Eating outside food frequently is not good for your health as well as for your pocket. So munch food at home. Even more teenagers around the world are saving money on food and investing their money to have a bright future.

So make sure you too follow frugal tips to save money on food. And you can use that money on other good things to explore your life wisely.

12. Read money-related books that support you to be more frugal

There are many popular books that help you to understand the importance of saving money. If you follow such books that will help you to adapt to thrifty living.

The more you read, your financial literacy will improve. By this, you will be managing your money wisely and be more frugal.

13. Save around 50% money on greengrocer by planting your own kitchen garden

You can easily grow some green-grocers at home. Even I’ve some green table plants at my home which are helping me to save money.

At my home, I’ve plants like Malabar spinach, curry leaves etc. So I can use these fresh greengrocers without paying any money.

14. Start Learning about Investment

Some people may think that they don’t need to invest money because they are singles. But even if you are single then also it is always good to start investing money.

Start to learn about mutual funds and also about the share market. This works on the compound interest so you will generate more passive income in the long run.

15. Check out restaurants that offer free treats on your birthday

Some restaurants give free treats on birthdays. But for this, you should register your name. So check out such restaurants in your city. And enjoy yummy food on your birthday.

This helps to save money and also you can enjoy your birthday without spending money.

16. Think of repairing the things instead of replacing them with a new thing

You should repair the things instead of replacing them with a new ones. You can save more than 50% money if you follow this tip.

When you can repair the products then why should you waste money on replacing them with a new one.

17. Try to have a minimum number of pets at home and save on maintenance expenses

Pets are loveable. And they need total care and attention as a family member. But if you bring more pets to your home then your expenses will also increase.

It is good to love and care for pets. But you should also think about the expenses also. If you have more than one pet then your expenses will be more.

18. Look for alternative products before buying costly products

You can easily save 30-50% of the money if you look for alternative products. Once I was planning to buy a whiteboard for myself. Then I looked for an alternative product and found a whiteboard sticker.

So I saved around 70% of the money on this deal. So make sure you look for other options also before paying for products.

19. Read books for free and listen to audio books at reasonable charges

Save money on books. If you are like reading books then first you can make the best use of the library in your city. And you can also pick up ebooks or audiobooks online at a reasonable price.

And on YouTube, there are many good channels that give brief summaries of popular books. So check out such free YouTube videos.

20. Pick up your product without spending extra money on it

Pick your goods instead of opting for door delivery services. You need to pay extra bucks for such door delivery services. So cut off such extra expenses.

Visit stores and buy the products rather than home delivery services.

21. Use reusable products instead of investing money on one-time usage products

Reusable products may seem to be costlier than ‘use & throw’ products. But this is a one-time investment. You will be saving more money in the long run through reusable products.

For example, Instead of using one-time water bottles use a reusable ones. And always have a filled water bottle with you while going out. Avoid buying water bottles. This simple act is an effective part of frugality.

22. Follow frugal grocery shopping tips to save more money every month

If you give a little bit of attention while grocery shopping then you can save a lot of money. I have shared effective tips to save money on groceries in my other blog post, you can check it out.

Once you start to follow frugal tips on groceries at the end of the month you will have extra savings with you.

23. Go all DIY for clothes instead of shopping all the time

Did you know that the world’s most famous fashion designers have the knack for DIY (do-it-yourself) when it comes to experimenting with new outfits and trends ? So why not try the same at home ? 

Convert a pair of lousy jeans into punk shorts or convert a hoodie into a short skirt and flaunt it all over.

24. Avoid spending money on the things that harm your brain cells

Some addictions are not only bad for your pocket but that harm your health as well. So stay away from addictions like alcohol, smoking or drugs. I feel that youngsters should inculcate frugal habits instead of bad habits.

Do not pick such habits which will not help you. Be more productive and inculcate good frugal habits.

25. Asking four questions will help you to SAVE MORE

Whenever you feel like buying something always analyze whether it is ‘need’ or ‘greed’. Ask yourself these questions- Do I really need it? Is this worth buying? Can I get an alternative product? Can’t I work without this product?

And also observe your buying behavior. If you have impulse buying behavior try to change it from now.

26. Learn to say ‘NO’ to all unnecessary spending

Yes, You should learn to say ‘no’ to your friends politely. You don’t need to celebrate every small occasion with your friends by spending a lot of money.

And try to avoid going out frequently with your friends like- Shopping, movie, expensive trips. In your 20s set realistic saving goals.

27. Declutter your room and make money by selling out things that you don’t use

You don’t need to clutter your cupboard with the things that you don’t use anymore. Sell out such things and make some money out of those things.

You can also rent out things which you use rarely. In this way, you can be more frugal and save money.

28. Booking vacations in advance can help you save frugally

Vacations are meant for enjoyment and relaxation. But this does not mean that you should spend more money and have fun. Implement effective frugal tips to have more fun without wasting more money.

So book your room, ticket and save money. Now online services made our life so easy. So grab your phone and book vacations to avoid spending extra at the last minute booking.

29. Learn new things on YouTube without paying any extra fees

YouTube is such an amazing free platform where you can enjoy watching free videos. There are many categories on YouTube like education, entertainment, how-to, motivation etc.

So watch such free videos that will help you to upskill.

30. Use public transport and end up being a Budget Commuter

Instead of spending money on fuel and a vehicle you can use public transportation. Also, you can opt for carpooling to save money on transportation.

If you have your own vehicle then you will bear extra expenses as repair, servicing, insurance. So you can save all these extra expenses by using public transportation.

31. Make grocery or storage bags from old jeans and save that extra money

You don’t need to throw your old jeans. You can learn DIY on YouTube and make jeans bags. This is a very simple DIY idea to be more resourceful.

In this way, you don’t need to buy new storage bags. This is all about being frugal without being cheap.

32. Stop impressing your friends with costly gifts

You don’t need to spend a lot of money on gifts to impress anyone. A real friendship and a true relationship do not require all this.

So choose your friends wisely and be sensible. Don’t empty your pocket to fit in your friend circle.

33. If you are on social media, create an interest group and earn

Millennials have so many exciting money-making opportunities online. So make use of social media and start to earn money. Instead of wasting time, you can create an interest group and make money.

34. Decor your house by using the best out of waste crafts

On the YouTube, there are so many videos that teach to use waste things to create something useful. Learn such hacks for free on YouTube to make the best out of waste.

I’ve prepared crafts with old invitation cards, woolen etc. These type of crafts enhances the beauty of your room or house without paying any extra money.

35. Follow the realistic ways to save money at a restaurant

Avoid ordering soft drinks every time when you visit a restaurant or hotel. You can just consume water. This simple frugal step will help you to save money.

And if you are a student then some restaurants will give you discounts. So don’t forget to have your student ID with you.

Frugal Living Helps to Fulfil Your Dreams

Frugality boosts your financial growth and money plays important role in fulfilling dreams in life. You may want to travel around the globe or may have educational goals. Frugal living helps you in this.

As I’ve shared easy frugal living tips for singles here, try them out. Start to apply these ideas practically in your life from today itself. Be frugal and save more.

Ankita Kamat

I'm Ankita Kamat, the creator of Frugal Beat, a blog dedicated to frugal living. Join me in exploring practical ways to save money, reduce waste and live a purposeful life. Let's embrace frugality as a lifestyle together.