Saving money is something that most of us want to do but practicing it can be a whole different thing, especially when you have kids, a mortgage, and household bills that seem to keep rising. But I promise you, you can save money each and every day with a little dedication – some people call it a thrifty life but call it what you will if you can save money on things you spend everyday then you can keep that money for something you really want!
Below I’ve listed some great ways you can start saving money today…
GIVE REUSED A GO
Once upon a time it was called second hand but these days it’s chic to go reused! If you need to buy furniture, bikes, curtains, even clothes try the likes of eBay or your local Gumtree where you could save yourself a few pounds. I always have a look on my local Gumtree as the quality is great and the price is just right for my budget.
GET IT FREE IF YOU CAN!
I absolutely love Freegle, just google it to find your local Freegle group. People want to save items going to landfill so they offer them for free on these groups. I’ve given away a few items and received a few through this means so why not give it a try? Also, remember to use your local library if you want to read the latest books, there are also Councils who offer free kids books to read and when you are finished you return them – go have a wee look to see what you can get for free.
HAGGLE WITH YOUR CURRENT PROVIDERS
A great way to save money is to phone up your current utility, phone or cable providers and ask them for a discount. I have saved hundreds this way and all it takes is the cost of a phone call. Be friendly and just explain you are trying to save money. Good luck!
VISIT CHARITY SHOPS
I love charity shops, why not visit some of your local ones and see what you can find? I often get some bargains in terms of clothes for myself with some items only costly £1! Many people visit charity shops now with some even calling themselves vintage!
BUY SEASONAL ITEMS AFTER THE EVENT
I do this all the time to save hundreds especially after Easter and Christmas. Shop in the January sales for Christmas wrapping paper and cards and maybe get some gifts with 70% off. Go Easter egg hunting after Easter to get huge discounts on all types of chocolate and stock up if you’re kids like a treat. You can also try this after Mother’s Day or Father’s Day too.
Happy Money Saving.