60 ways to save money

60 ways you can spend less and save more

Piggy bank

14 Nov 2022

The cost-of-living crisis is affecting many people across the country and is no different in our town. With energy bills going up and inflation still very high, costs are rising for everyone.

While saving more and spending less is a good mantra at anytime, it's rarely been more appropriate. That's why in our 60th year our team have put together 60 suggestions about ways to save money:

Suggestions 1-30

1) Turn your central heating down

2) Be mindful when filling the kettle, only fill with the water you need

3) Get tax relief when working from home‍

4) Review your phone contract, look around to see if you can get a cheaper deal

5) Pick your working spot wisely‍, pick the room easiest to keep warm

6) Remember to switch things off when you’re finished‍

7) Use alternative phone call methods

8) Think about your clothes‍, do you need them all?

9) Move bank accounts to take advantage of perks and earn more interest

10) Turn off the television

11) Stop collecting, and start selling

12) Sign up for every free customer rewards program you can

13) Make your own gifts instead of buying stuff from the store

14) Master the 30-day rule

15) Write a list before you go shopping – and stick to it

16) Invite friends over instead of going out

17. Repair clothing instead of tossing it

18) Don’t spend big money entertaining your children

19) Negotiate rates with your credit card company or complete a balance transfer

20) Clean out those cupboards, perhaps you can sell a few things?

21) Buy video games that have a lot of replay value – and don’t acquire new ones until you’ve mastered what you have

22) Drink more water, save on soft drinks and beverages

23) Avoid convenience foods and fast food

24) Quit smoking

25) Make a quadruple batch of a casserole

26) Turn off the lights

27) Install CFLs or LEDs bulbs wherever it makes sense

28) Install a programmable thermostat

29) Buy quality appliances that will last

30) Clean or change out your car’s air filter – reduce your mileage

Suggestions 31-60

31) Stop using credit cards altogether

32) Plan your meals around supermarkets offers

33) Do a price comparison – and find a cheaper supermarket

34) Avoid stress-spending

35) Do a “maintenance run” on your appliances

36) Cancel unused club memberships

37) Buy used when you can

38) Remove your credit card numbers from your online accounts, reduce the temptation to spend impulsively

39) Give the gift of labour – help others with babysitting/ taking care of friends pets and help each other save!

40) Do holiday shopping right after the holidays

41) Try generic brands of items you buy regularly

42) Stick to reliable, fuel-efficient cars

43) Avoid hanging out at the shops, avoid temptation to buy things you don't need

44) Master the 10-second rule – do you really want this?

45) Create a visual reminder of your debt, use it to track your progress to zero

46) Eat breakfast – usually a cheaper meal which means spending less on lunch

47) Don’t fear leftovers: see them as an opportunity for an extra meal

48) Make your own lunch

49) Learn how to dress minimally, pick clothes that mix and match well

50) Inform others that you’re trying to cut down on spending to manage expectations socially

51) Try to fix things yourself rather than buying new stuff

52) Invest in a deep freezer

53) Inflate your tyres – save on mileage

54) Start a garden, grow your own fruit and veg

55) Take public transport, save on petrol and parking

56) Cut your own hair

57) Carpool, share the driving and the costs

58) Buy in bulk, spread the cost

59) Eat less meat – save on the food shop and be a little bit healthier

60) Review your company benefits/perks, they could save you mone

If you have any questions regarding your tenancy, please contact us.

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