Apologies for being a few days later than promised, but here’s my Friday post.
Instead of giving my advice again, I thought I’d try something different for everyone. If it goes well, I’ll try to make it a weekly thing.
An important part of blogging these days is having a social media presence – namely Twitter. So I’ve asked a few of my Twitter friends to give me one or two bits of advice on how to save money, so here it is.
To start off, our pals at Canadian Budget Binder have given a couple of useful tips. Tip 1 is to spend less than you earn. It might sound a little bit obvious but people spending above their means is a massive problem, and one that usually leads to debt, debt and more debt.
Tip 2 is a personal favourite of mine – Always look for second hand items before you buy brand new. Some people might be sceptical about this one but trust me, you never know what you might find. I’ve bought second hand clothes that look brand new, and if you go to a car boot sale, there’s no telling how many bargains you may come across.
Thanks also to The Happy Home Owner, who’s told us to email and call your favourite retailers and product makers in order to get free coupons and full products. You’ll be surprised at how often you can get freebies from these companies.
Cass from Frugal Family advises to plan all meals in advance. Write a shopping list and stick to it. This way, you’re not going to be suckered in by impulse buys and special offers – simple and effective.
Big thanks to Miss Thrifty , who wants us to keep the contents of our salad drawer fresher by putting clean, dry sponge in there. It absorbs the moisture and more importantly, saves us having to go to the shops for a re-fill.
Becky at Baby Budgeting also advises on food storage. Always store food correctly and use it in time. Food waste costs the average Brit £50 per month, which is enough for a nice pair of jeans, a good night out or to put into your savings account.
That’s it for this week’s tips, but if you have any you’d like to give for next week, please get in touch. You can either email at firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch via Twitter – or even leave a comment underneath.
Thanks again to everyone who contributed to our post!