Are you looking for areas where you could cut down the amount of money being spent in the household?
With the rising costs of fuel and food, cutting down or using resources you already have at home for the basic household items could help bring down the amount of expenses going out of the door at the end of the week/month.
So what can you do to save money on household items?
1. Freeze bread – if you see a loaf on offer at the supermarket but thing it will go moldy by the time you get around to eating it, put it in the freezer and lift it out to defrost when the other loaf is finished, that way you save money as you don’t need to go and buy the same loaf of bread a few days later when its back up to its full price
2. Use the back sheets of paper – If you have kids or you just use quite a bit of paper at home, use the back sheet of the paper as well, don’t just throw it away, you will end up using double the amount of paper and therefore have to buy a new packet
3. Don’t throw away old t-shirts/shirts – Use them as rags as part of your cleaning supplies. You could use them as dusters or for washing
4. Shop at discount shops – Stores such as Poundland, B&M etc do stock branded household cleaning products. So if you buy brand names head over to these stores as they can work out to be quite a bit cheaper than the supermarkets
5. Coupons/vouchers – Keep an eye out for any coupons/vouchers which you can redeem against any of your household items. It may only be 20p off but if you carry on looking for these, it wont be long before you start to see small amounts of savings
6. Check online – Before you to the supermarket, check the products you are about to buy online to see if they are available anywhere else cheaper
What are you tips to try and cut down the household expenses? Comment below and let us know.