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My top tips to save money

By: Skylar Wilson

30th of November 2017

Hi, my name’s Skylar. Today I’d like to share with you some tips to save money! There’re many ways to save money, but some of them might take up quite a lot of your time. My tips can be adjusted to your everyday routines, are easy to maintain and will save you a lot of money: 

Save on your bills

  • Energy saving bulbs may not be all that pretty and they might take longer to come to their full brightness, but these bulbs give up to 25,000 hours of light compared to 1,000 hours from your traditional light bulb!
  • When buying an appliance, always look at the cost, features, space and energy efficiency. This could save you big money in the long-term.
  • Always compare prices online, especially when it comes to insurance companies. Some organisations might not appear on the first page of your search, so you’ll have to do a bit of rummaging through websites to find the best deal.

Fashion tips

  • If you haven’t worn a piece of clothing in at least a year, it’s unlikely you’re going to wear it again. Take it to a clothes exchange and swap it for something new or be crafty and upcycle it to a new piece. You can also sell clothes on eBay or Amazon.
  • Do you want to find a bargain and support a cause that’s close to your heart at the same time? It’s amazing what you can find in a charity shop!
  • Learn to share. If you like a garment but you know you’re only going to wear it once, ask to borrow it from a friend or family member .

Travel costs

  • Try walking or cycling wherever possible. If you must use the car, share on your commute, you’ll also be helping the planet!
  • Sign up for a season ticket on the train. Travel off peak if possible.
  • Always try and book in advance, whether it’s flying or simply taking the train.

Leisure/activities

  • Always plan ahead.
  • Try signing up to newsletters on some activities, such as the cinema. You’ll be first to know about reduced prices and discounts!
  • Try buying in bulk with family and friends.
  • Get a supermarket loyalty card to gain points which will save you money on your shopping

Food and Drink

  • Try using up all the food that is in your cupboards before going out and shopping for more. Supercook.com is a great website to show you recipes.
  • Plan your meals weakly.
  • Use of over ripe fruits to make a cake or dessert.
  • Go shopping in the evening some items are reduced as they will go to waste for the next day.

Save money on children

  • Buy second hand clothes and toys.
  • Make and freeze food for your baby. It’s a lot healthier and cheaper than pre-cooked food bought in a supermarket.
  • Always label school uniform, otherwise it might get lost

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