A CashZilla blog post with tips and references to the best ways to save money in the new Financial Year…
There are many ways to save money in this upcoming financial year and by looking at different areas of your life, you can easily cut costs in little ways to add up to a substantial difference in your yearly expenditure. Here we look at saving money in the home: recycling, amenities and transport.
“If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.” Benjamin Franklin
Not only are you being Eco-friendly every time you re-use a plastic bag or container, you are also saving money. Sturdy shopping packets cost 6p so why not buy a half dozen and keep them in your car boot to whip out every time you go shopping instead of stacking up on slightly cheaper packets that break after one use; this will save you pennies by the pound.
Investing in Tupperware or glass jars means you’ll be able to buy re-fill packs of your essentials like tea and coffee which are a lot cheaper than brand new products in jars which actually give you less of the product you’re buying.Buying re-fill packets and putting them into your own re-usable containers will save you valuable amounts in your yearly food shopping budget.
if you feel like you are being overcharged for your amenities every month then why not take a realistic look at how you consume energy and how you could cut pack.
Whether it’s getting a new plan or switching providers, saving on energy costs can really help you feel less constrained by amenities bills.
You can also consider making changes to your home so that it will save energy better. Home insulation is a great way to do this. Check out the video below to see how easy it is:
Whether it’s going in to town, transporting your family to and from the home or going to work there are ways to cut d
own on fuel costs.
- Car pool: go through your children’s schools to find 3-5 children who live near your area who get driven to work every day and ask the school to pass on a message to their parents to invite them to join a car pool. You can all schedule together so that you equally share the driving and save on fuel costs all round. You can do the same for you work colleges and share the fuel costs by sharing rides to work.
- Car check: by ensuring your car is in tip top shape -from wheel pressure to engine performance- you can really ensure that you get the most out of your fuel economy. A car check can also determine if you need to consider a car window repair which will allow you to budget in car repair costs rather than have them crop up later when you may not have enough money.
- Car switch: it may be the case that your car is heavy on fuel and costly to maintain. With efficient cars in every color and brand, it may be worth trading in your costly, fuel guzzling car and getting a hybrid or smaller car so that you can save money in the long run.
There are various different ways to save money in the home, some may be obvious but because they seem to yield such small changes, often people do not implement them. Try do the following for a period of time and review combined savings at the end of it. This way you will see the savings potential and it may motivate you to carry on cost cutting in the home thereafter.