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I guess we’ve all been there haven’t we?
We really need to save money.
But just feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the task.
And can’t see where to start that will actually make a difference.
So we don’t even start.
Having had to cut back lots – and I mean lots!- the last few years, I’ve found it easiest to start with the stuff I was spending a few pounds on. Everyday. Without really thinking about it.
Because £2 most days was £10 a week.
And £10 a week was £40 a month.
And £40 a month, was almost £500 a year!
You only need 4 or 5 of those things and you’re talking two grand!
Yep £2,000 spent on very little. But £2,000 I could save pretty easily.
PLUS I found saving a little bit every day really helped me to save more.
Thinking about what I was spending quickly became a habit.
So it became easier and easier to spot where I could save even more money elsewhere.
I’ve outlined below four everyday things I saved money on first.
If you’re still spending on these, they’re a great place to start saving money.
But if you’re not try and find 4 other things you spend £1 to £2 on everyday or every other day that you could cut out.
You could even get a big jar and actually put in the money you’ve saved at the end of everyday.
Seeing the jar quickly fill up can really help you believe that you can actually save money.
And get back on top of everything.
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4 Ways To Save Money Everyday
1. Carry A Water Bottle
Buying bottled water out can easily cost a couple of quid a day.
And shipping and trucking all those heavy bottles about is horrible for the environment!
So spend a little up front on a good water bottle and carry it wherever you go.
There’s obviously loads of water bottles on the market but if you want something more planet friendly check out these:
2. Get A Flask
I have such a love-hate relationship with coffee.
I really do feel better when I drink less.
BUT oh boy I love that stuff in the morning!
And I just don’t want to go without.
So I’ve saved money – sooooo much money! – on all those coffee shop coffees by buying a flask.
3. Walk The Mile
Another incredibly easy way to save money everyday is just to walk the mile!
Did you know more than 1 in 3 car journeys in London are less than 1.2 miles?
A small child can scoot that in 10 minutes.
But you’ve only got to drive that there and back twice a day on the school run, plus a few more short journeys to clubs and friends and the shops and you’re looking at £10 a week on petrol.
And all on short journeys which could be walked.
4. Make A Snack Pack
My final tip for saving money everyday is making a snack pack.
AKA chucking assorted nuts and dried fruit into one tub. And fruit into another.
It’s officially a one minute job.
And helps the planet ‘cos it cuts down on all those snack wrappings.
PLUS I find it much easier to stick to it everyday than I do making a packed lunch.
And the sticking to it bit is super important to start off with because you need it to become a habit.
So you can easily save money everyday without a massive battle and effort.
If you’ve got tips for saving money everyday, please do share.
I would love to hear them.