Best Money Tips: Simple Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste

Welcome to Wise Bread’s Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on simple ways to cut plastic waste, easy tips for organizing your basement, and the best time to buy a car.

Top 5 Articles

9 Simple Ways to Cut Plastic Waste — Single servings of food are convenient, but they’re also wasteful and often costly. Instead, buy in bulk and divide the food into reusable containers. [Money Talks News]

4 Easy Tips for Organizing Your Basement and Getting Your Whole House in Gear — Keep important items safe from flooding by using heavy-duty shelving and stackable storage totes. [PopSugar Smart Living]

The Best Time To Buy A Car, PLUS 13 Tips To Saving BIG When You Buy Your New Ride — Whether or not you’ll get a good deal on a car really depends on when you buy. [Good Financial Cents]

12 Clever Places to Donate Your Used Old Books — Check with your community college, elementary schools, or other adult learning programs to find local literacy programs that accept book donations. [Wallet Hacks]

Leveraging The Power Of Time Constraint To Get More Done — When you know you have limited time to do something, you start treating every window of time as an opportunity to get things done. [Frugalwoods]

Other Essential Reading

Spring cleaning could help cut your tax bill as long as you properly value your donated goods — Learn how to value your donated goods to make the most of the deduction without triggering an audit. [Don’t Mess With Taxes]

5 Wedding Necessities You Don’t Need — Instead of spending a small fortune on a multi-tier wedding cake, opt for a sheet cake that is just as delicious and much less expensive. [Frugal Beautiful]

Work from Home? Tax Reform Changes to the Home Office Deduction — Fewer taxpayers will be eligible for home office deductions beginning with the 2018 tax year. Learn about the changes and what you need to do to claim the home office deduction. [Quick and Dirty Tips]

The House Burning Down Exercise — Use this mental exercise to help you prioritize the things in your life. [20 Something Finance]

Top 6 Apps to Spring Clean Your Finances — Monitoring your expenses and reaching your financial goals are easier than ever with the help of these handy personal finances apps. [Kiplinger]