Day 27 – Easy ways to save money

Think saving money is hard?  Think again!  There are so many quick and easy ways to save money, and it's all those little savings that add up to big savings.  To get you started, we have listed 14 quick and easy ways to save money. 

 

This post is part of the 30 Day No Spend Challenge

 

Think saving money is hard?  Think again!  There are so many quick and easy ways to save money, and it’s all those little savings that add up to big savings.  To get you started, we have listed 14 quick and easy ways to save money.  Your savings will be growing in no time.

 

Day 27 – Easy ways to save money

 

Sometimes it’s those little tips here and there that can inspire you to save money.  For that reason, today is all about easy ways to save money.  Hopefully these tips will help you make a few small changes to your everyday habits, leading to a savings boost.

 

Set a budget

A budget doesn’t have to be restrictive, it’s just a way to tell your money where to go. Creating a budget will give you complete control over your money.

 

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Use cash

It might be hard to believe, but chances are if you use a credit card to pay for everyday purchases you are probably spending more money than you realise. Use cash for all purchases and you will find yourself thinking twice before you hand over your hard earned cash.

 

Live within your means

It might seem simple but it’s something that is ignored by many families. Spending less than you earn is the only way to have money left over at the end of each week.

 

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Cook from scratch

Packaged food is so expensive when compared with the cost of making the exact same thing yourself from scratch. Take a look at our budget recipes for easy cooking inspiration.

 

Eat at home

Eating out often is one of the fastest ways to suck your budget dry. To avoid eating out, always have meals ready to go in the freezer for nights you don’t feel like cooking, and recreate your favourite restaurant meals when you get the urge to eat out.

 

Eat those leftovers

If you have food left after a meal, don’t throw it away. Eat it for lunch the next day, or freeze it for another night to give yourself a night off cooking.

 

Stretch out the time between shopping trips

If you usually shop once a week, start grocery shopping every 8 days instead, using the extra day as an eat and get creative with what’s already in the house day.

 

Buy second hand

Next time you need to buy something, do a quick search of the internet to see if you can find exactly what you need used. Take a look at sites like Gumtree, eBay and your local Facebook buy and sell pages, and you could save some serious money.

 

Use the library

This is something that we talk about often, but that’s because your local library is the ultimate way to save money on entertainment.

 

Buy in season

In season fresh produce can often be found at bargain prices, so buying only what’s in season will slash your grocery budget.

 

Buy mark downs

Get to know when your local supermarket marks down meat and bakery products and shop at this time. You can then freeze all of your bargain buys.

 

Switch your phone plan

There are some fantastic unlimited use deals out there these days, such as those from Amaysim and Kogan.

 

Make your own skin and hair care products

There are so many DIY beauty recipes that could save you a small fortune on beauty costs, such as our DIY coffee body scrub, my all time favourite.  For hair, try this dry shampoo recipe.

 

Don’t buy cereal

Chances are it’s packed full of sugar anyway. Instead make your own using our Toasted Muesli

 

 

Want more?  Take a look at Day 26 of the 30 Day no Spend Challenge.

 

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