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With Christmas just around the corner, it’s a good time you start taking steps to save money.
You know how it is don’t you mamas? Christmas sneaks up on you fast and before you know it it’s HERE and you haven’t saved a single cent on gifts.
Luckily, by just making some super small changes, you can save massive amounts of money, which can then be spent on Christmas goodies or saved for a rainy day. If you want to cut back a little on your expenses and have some extra cash left over, check out the tips below.
These days you can shop around for just about anything, from bail bonds agents to your tv package, to your weekly grocery shopping. This is the most obvious way to save money, but it’s one that many people avoid, because of the extra effort that you have to put in to get a result.
Luckily, there are comparison websites for a variety of different things nowadays, so you have no reason to avoid this tip.
If you get sent a voucher or coupon in the post for something that interests you, then make sure you check the expiration date asap. People often forget to do this and end up paying full price for something that they could have had for 20% off.
Ask friends and family members if their newspapers or magazines have any coupons in them – If they don’t intend to use them themselves, they shouldn’t have a problem giving them to you.
Second-hand doesn’t have to mean broken or dirty, in fact, sometimes second-hand items haven’t even been used. This is why people buy anything from clothes to cutlery from charity shops, car boot sales, and websites like Depop. There is no reason you shouldn’t also.
You may not know it, but if your toaster, hair straighteners, or tv are plugged in right now, they are using electricity, even though they’re not turned on.
This extra energy that you’re wasting might not cost you a lot today, but it adds up quickly if you waste the same amount of energy every day, so be sure to switch off the appliance at the wall, and unplug it.
Turn Down The Heat
Like with your appliances, the extra heating you’re using is wasting both your energy and your money. Turning down your thermostat by just a few degrees will save you a fair amount of money in no time, so throw on a sweater, grab a blanket, and turn down your heat.
Shop The Sales
Since Christmas is almost here, there are sure to be sales in almost all of the stores that you regularly visit. For this reason, if you plan to make any substantial and expensive purchases, like a fridge or television, it makes sense to wait until there is a sale on so that you can save some money.
Some stores announce sales a few days, or even a few weeks, before they start, so be sure to have a lookout on social media and adverts.
It’s not always easy to save money, but hopefully, these tips will help you out, so that you have a little extra cash to splash over the holiday season.
What are some easy ways that you save money around the home? Let me know in the comments!