Wondering if you could give me your best money saving tips! Anything! Even small tips! I have already started doing a meal plan and making easier (and healthy) meals which is saving me a bit. And going homebrand where I can! Even have a change jar that everytime I find stray money it goes straight in there, last time we saved about $300 in coins!
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01-04-2013 17:46 #1Senior Member
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Best Money Saving Tips!
01-04-2013 17:52 #2
Clean with vinegar! Cleaning products are sooo expensive
Walk instead of drive
Buy second hand clothing - ebay, op shops etc
Sell any unwanted gear on ebay!
With winter coming dress warm and use throws instead of turning heater on.
Turn off lights / appliances when not in use
Get car serviced regularly to save in the long run
Put some money into a term deposit and keep adding to it each time it matures and reinvest any interest made
Oh and do a strict budget for ALL expenses.
Do food shopping online. I spend heaps less as i dont impulse buy and can monitor what im spending as i shop!
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01-04-2013 18:06 #3
Take a drink bottle so you aren't tempted to buy drinks when out
Use half the amount of mince you usually would in a recipe and substitute canned lentils instead. Makes no difference to the taste & it's cheaper and better for you. I use 1 tin lentils to 500g ish mince- DH ate them for 6 months and he never noticed (until I told him)
Hot water bottles to keep warm in winter!
01-04-2013 18:12 #4
Instead of food shopping in one location(I.e Coles, woollies etc)
Go to several places I.e fruit and veg shops(way cheaper!)
Then to a local
Butchers for the week or fortnight meat
Then to Coles for condiments, sauce,butter, milk etc
Works out cheaper obviously more time consuming but if your looking to save... Good trade off... Also keep an eye out for word of mouth with he butchers who is cheap an quality.
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01-04-2013 18:23 #5Senior Member
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Yup always take a water bottle with me and do the lentils trick, that ones from my sister Hubby never noticed either until I told him and he said "Ewww!" And since then has claimed he notices a dramatic change haha he's just upset that I am sneaking healthy food into his mince!
Thanks for all the tips
01-04-2013 20:56 #6
I used to buy lunch every day at work now I take my own bread to toast for breaky at work and take my own lunch though I do let myself buy lunch once a week. Has saved me about $40 a week.
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