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Money saving tips

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The one thing I try and do this time of the year is to save as much money as much as I can, as I know this is a busy season for me with birthdays coming up and then Christmas.

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I like to save money by not paying full price on anything, so if I can get it in a sale then I will.

The other thing I like to to see what I already have and use that up first. I only bulk buy on items I know we use a lot of, for example toilet paper.

I set a budget on each gift that I buy and stick to it.

I make sure I keep up to date with my finances and give myself enough for travel and food.

Planning ahead of time for me is the key to saving and check out what deals are online compared to in the stores.

I am not frightened of buying in Charity shops either, you can find some lovely pieces of jewellery, clothes, ornaments, books and other nic-naks.

So lets get saving and see what treasures we can find for this year.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

Living on £20 a week

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As a lover of Youtube, I came across this video about a young girl who was set a challenge to only spend £20 a week in London, and it inspired me, to look at my own finances.

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It amazes me how much it is to have a sandwich in a coffee shop, compared to making the same sandwich at home, yet I can’t help myself, so going to spend more time using up what I have at home before I go out and buy anything.

Travelling up to London, and back to Epsom is about £10 a time, for one journey, so gonna start finding other travel methods instead.

See what I can do locally rather than travelling up to London all the time, I just love to walk up there and my son loves the train, so perhaps I should just spend money on my Oyster cards, and then it will help make the journey cheaper.

How do you save money ? I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,

 

Carrie X

 

Organize your shopping

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I organize everything from my laundry to my groceries, to unpack I put them into categories and then it is easy to put each item into the place where it should be, fridge, dry foods, fruit and vegetables etc, and the takes less than 5 minutes to put away.

Before you make your shopping list make a list of the meals you can make out the current groceries you have, so this will mean checking the fridge and cupboards to check on the items you have, and this will help minimise your wastage and you use what you have and the amount you spend as for example I know I can make at least 5 meals out of the groceries I have so I know I don’t need any more shopping until Friday or so.

I always as mentioned in my past blogs plan my meals in a week or two weeks in advance.

Making a list of the meals you can make on what you currently have and what ingredients you need to help create a meal from the items you already have will help to reduce the list and you buy items on what you need to add, to make those meals a week.

So don’t waste money on groceries think about how much you can save on the groceries and spend and save money on other things.

Many thanks for reading.

Carrie X