Now who doesn’t like any new ideas on saving? There are so many little things that we can do to save up a little bit. For example, keeping the water pressure low, shower once a day; use only one ply of a tissue, and much more. They may sound ignorant and to some people blatantly disgusting, but at some points, they actually made sense. But there are some other hacks that you could use to save a bit from your expense list.
Notice When They Give Discounts
Some stores will always, yes always, set certain dates or days as their discount days. You better keep your notes on this. This is the same like how happy hours go. And we better use it carefully. Some items will always be there every time. Even though there is stuff that not always on discount, it doesn’t mean you have to buy them when they are. You still need to put your priority first.
Save on Mobile Phone’s Data
The mobile phone has become a necessity, but really, what is our main usage of the phone? No, please don’t say everything. Rather than text and talk, our phone has become our personal computer on the go. It’s connected to the internet and can do wonders. However, as you can tell, the mobile bill can be quite high, especially when it comes to data. You can choose to have your mobile internet capped, or have it on unlimited with no text and call feature. The other alternative is to turn off data when you’re not in a Wi-Fi area. Trust yourself to be offline for a while.
Do Your Groceries Weekly
Doing your groceries weekly means you know which stuff that you spend a lot more than others. Cut some slack on the milk and cereal and other main necessities. You may want to try on cheaper brands or changing brands based on the discount. There are so many other alternatives here. Another thing to remember is that it’ll be good to have a specific budget for your grocery shopping. Keep your list in check and always bring enough money or a very little extra cash.
Cut Down on Eating Out
Cook your own meal. Not only it proves to be healthy for you, but it also will be good for your expenses. You can always adjust your meals with your eating habit. You can always cook a big meal and stretch it for a couple days. There are endless of recipes that you can do. For example, a macaroni soup on Monday turned to Mac and cheese the next day. And if you still have some leftovers, you can always make a sandwich out of it. You would be surprised at how much you saved from eating at home. Another plus point is you can always eat what you like.
Saving expenses aren’t as hard as it sounds. It may not as big as you may expect, but you still could tell the difference after a while. You also can always keep your receipts and do your own bookkeeping in your spare time. You can always see the result after three months at the earliest. There will be a certain change of your spending habit in general and you’ll see how your bank account gets a steady rise.