Mummy says….’We can sometimes get in a rut when it comes to paying our bills, but all of us would love a little more disposable income wouldn’t we? I would like to share with you some ways you can save every week, which can add up to help pay for some extra luxuries in life like family holidays. I hope they help you save some money.
Reduce your food bill while shopping and eating out
The food shopping can be a big expense for any family. It’s where a lot of cost can be spent on convenience food, or be wasted when it comes to not using the food you buy. This is where meal planning can help save you time and money in the long run. It just means sitting down and spending a little time to plan the meals ahead so you end up only buying the food and ingredients you need, reducing waste and overall cost. A great way to reduce the bill even further is to consider printing off vouchers in advance for meals out or takeaway treats. Websites like Plusvouchercode.co.uk and DealsDaddy have many retailers you can choose from, all of which offer discounts off the overall price, or a lump sum money off your bill, so you can still treat the family. Another great way to save money on your food bill is to batch cook meals that can be frozen ahead of time, meaning that at any point you have a meal ready for yourself and your family.
Cutting down on the luxuries
Sometimes it’s essential to cut down on the luxuries that cost you a lot of money. The best thing to do is take a look at some of the things like broadband and TV providers and see where you can save. Sometimes you are paying more for broadband than you need to due to download speeds and the amount you can download. You could be paying for more than what you use. Other things to look at are TV packages like Sky where you may be paying for channels that no one watches.
Switching energy providers
Many of us are guilty with sticking with the same provider, perhaps after having taken advantage of an introductory offer. Most people think changing energy providers is a lot of work but switching is easier than you think. Thanks to websites like moneysupermarket.com you can compare many providers of not just energy but most household utilities. Many companies then take care of the change over for you, so you have a hassle free process. Taking advantage of introductory deals regularly enables you to keep saving.
I hope this has inspired you to try and save every week. Please let me know if you have any tips, and how you get on!’