Saving for a mortgage down payment on your first home may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. There are lots of little (and big) actions you can take to put money aside throughout the months you’re saving. As you go along, beaming in pride at your increasing bank account, don’t forget to save a little extra for closing costs.

Here are a few ideas that could save you or make you money for your down payment.

During your saving spree, prioritize what’s important. Do you have to ski every weekend throughout the winter or can you settle with just a few times? Is that café latte necessary every day of the week or will French press coffee at home do the job for five of those days? When you think about whether a quick burst of satisfaction is more important than a home you own, you’ll soon discover where you’d rather spend your money. Once you’ve made that home purchase, resume those fancy lattes.

What are your money-saving tips?