Just found a great article from back in April that will always be appropriate. Trent Hamm pulled together these 19 money saving tips for The Simple Dollar, and with the possible exception of “Install LED or CFL light bulbs”, which may violate your personal aesthetics, they’re all spot-on. Better still, they’re almost all one-time things, like checking the temperature setting on your hot water heater. His final tip is to create a home maintenance checklist, and if you decide to do that, there are great, seasonal maintenance checklists elsewhere on this blog. Just search for the one you need (e.g., “summer maintenance checklist”).