Finding yourself living paycheck to paycheck? Or maybe you’re a bit short on rent and can’t afford to eat out with your friends?

It might be time to take a closer look at your expenses. It’s so easy to spend money mindlessly, but cut down spending in certain areas, and you can easily budget out and save your paychecks.

If you’re guilty of spending too much money, see if you’re spending too much on the items below:

Do you go to Starbucks every day? It may seem like a small expense, but it can add up overtime. Start a more frugal habit whether you cut down the trips or make coffee at home.

Groceries You Don’t Eat
Write down a list of items you need before heading to the grocery store, and be realistic about what you’re actually going to eat throughout the week. Do you buy a lot of ingredients for breakfast, only to end up eating cereal? Assess what you actually eat and plan out your meals that way. And remember, our eyes are always bigger than our stomachs.

Bottled Water
Are you constantly purchasing bottled water when you’re out? Little do you know, this small expense is likely draining your wallet. Buy a reusable water bottle you can always keep with you and fill it up when needed at a water fountain or at home before you head out.

Gym Membership
Exercising regularly is crucial to your health and a gym membership can really help kickstart your gym routine — if you actually go to the gym, that is. Most of us end up getting too caught up in work, running errands, or meeting our BFFs for dinner and decide to skip the gym. If you relate to this, it’s time to stop paying for a service you don’t use.

Trendy Clothes
Yes, that off-the-shoulder top is incredibly cute. But do you really need five different versions of it? Stick with one purchase of trendy items because you never know when you’ll get over it. Instead, splurge in basic, staple pieces you know you’ll wear time and time again.

xx, The FabFitFun Team