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In this bad economy, what are you doing to save money?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by General Grounds, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :confused: being that are economy is slumping more and more by each day, i was wondering what you guys are doing to save money.

    I have have reduced my work force by two, reduced cell phone min, took advantage of every pre paid discount i could find.

  2. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    I cancled my lawn guy..........
  3. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    offroad diesel, its cheaper. :waving:
  4. MyKisa

    MyKisa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    bought oil mix in bulk (enough for 200 gallons)for a big savings
  5. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    Fired my crew and went back to solo. Actually it wasnt for financial reasons, but I get 3-4K a month more to myself for only 80-100 extra hours and a skid steer payment. I reduced my insurance from construction and maintenance to maintenance and construction "as needed" since Im not using the payroll I used to have. This saved me over 2K. Otherwise my wife and I havent been taking shore trips and long drives. Instead we take out the kayaks or work on the house. We eat home more. Otherwise we havent seen much change.
  6. hockeypro1411

    hockeypro1411 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    not to mention illegal in most places. round here they stop you at checkpoints and dip your tank.

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Thank god where I live the economy is still in full swing thanks to being so close to the refineries we also have the cheapest gas in the country.
  8. mississippiturf

    mississippiturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    To save on water and electricity, I wear the same clothes all week. Of course, I'm sleeping in my truck at night too!!! NOT

    I use my small car when doing anything that does not require the use of my truck. (estimates, bids, banking, etc.) And I try to stay out of the gas pedal too.


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  9. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,850

    Save money - I buy more equipment to keep others in business!
  10. mowerman87

    mowerman87 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    drink cheaper beer and quit eating out. Only drive the diesel when I'm actually working and shop around for the best price on gas.

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