100 Ways To Save Money And Live Better During A Cost Of Living Crisis

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It is hard to go anywhere without seeing how the cost of things are rising. From food to fuel to energy bills, inflation seems to be spiralling and bills are rising at an alarming rate. With this in mind, I have put together this mega list of tips of ways to save money & live better during a cost of living crisis. You may know a lot of these already, and have probably implemented a few. But hopefully you will also find plenty of new ideas that will help you save a little and help you through the difficult months ahead.

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100 Ways To Save Money & Live Better During A Cost Of Living Crisis

 

I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t anxious about how the cost of everything is spiralling up. And even though I am in quite a privileged position I am always looking for ways to make savings on my everyday bills. So here are all the tips that I have discovered and tried over the past few years. 

Before starting any of these, have you checked if you are entitled to any benefits? It is worth looking to see if you can claim for any help, as there may be benefits that you are entitled to but haven’t claimed. Check out this government benefits calculator to see if there is anything that you are entitled to claim. Plus, if you are still working from home you may be entitled to claim some tax relief for your job expenses. Check here to see if you can. 

But now on with the tips for saving money where you can. Firstly, energy bills are expected to soar this autumn, so it’s worth looking at what you can do to keep the cost down as low as possible. 

How To Save Money Heating Your Home

 

home thermostat

  1. Turn down your thermostat – turning your thermostat down by just 1° can save 10% off your energy bill. 18-21° is the best temperature to set your thermostat for the best energy saving. But be aware that anyone with a medical condition should not set their thermostat to anything less than 18°. But then leave your thermostat alone – and use a timer instead to turn your heated on and off when you need it most. 

2.  Set your boiler flow temperature to between 55° and 60°. The boiler flow temperature is the temperature at which water leaves your boiler. And most combi boilers default settings are for too high temperatures. Reducing the temperature to between 55-60° can cut your energy use by 8%. Check your boiler settings and manual to see how..

3.  If you have a hot water tank – insulate it. Stop losing and wasting energy heating a water tank just to lose it through the tank walls by lagging your tank well. Use a 80mm thick British Standard Jacket.

4.  Set your heating to a schedule. Once you have set your thermostat, leave it, but use a timer to set when your heating comes on and goes off to reduce having your heating on all the time. Set the timer to put your heating on 30 minutes before people get up, and to not be on when there is no-one in the house, or at night. Also, have the heating go off 30 minutes before bedtime and use the residual heat instead of leaving the heating on once people have gone to bed. 

5.  Use on-off valves on your radiators – got rooms that you don’t use? Turn off the radiators using valves when these rooms are not in use. 

6.  Check your doors for draughts – got a draught coming under your door? Consider buying or making a draught excluder. 

7.  Keep inside doors closed. To stop heat escaping out of the rooms you are heating.

8.  Pull curtains closed before it gets dark. Once darkness falls heat quickly escapes through uncovered windows, so as dusk comes, go around the house and pull all the curtains to to prevent heat escape. 

Similarly, on sunny days open all the blinds and curtains to let the sun heat your rooms for free!

9.  Make sure your radiators aren’t covered while you are using them. If your radiator is too close to your sofa, it will be heating that instead of the room. Don’t cover your radiator with drying clothes as this means your boiler is working harder to heat your room and costing you more. Use a clothes horse / airer instead. And make sure your curtains don’t lay over your radiator, as then the energy is escaping out of the window rather than into the room!

10.  Ensure your windows and doors are draught proofed – with silicone sealant. Or consider other false glazing/window seals. I tried these at university, when I lived in a very cold rental house. Don’t forget to draught proof your letter box and keyholes

11.  Place foil behind your radiators – to reflect heat back into your room rather than heating the wall. 

12.  Layer Up With Clothes – this is one I do remember from personal experience. When I was a student living in a shared flat/house, we used to put the heating on for no more than 2-3 hours a day. The rest of the time I used to wear lots of layers. Tights, long johns, thermal underwear, 2 or 3 t-shirts and leggings and then jeans and a jumper on top. Slippers were a must and some days I’d wear a hat and fingerless gloves indoors when studying. It may be extreme, but I think I may be going back to doing that this winter.

13.  Use a hot water bottle – I have never really liked the thought of heated blankets, so have no idea of their efficiency – but I do love a hot water bottle and will be using one extensively. I may even consider wearing one. But do be careful as obviously they can scald if not used correctly. 

14.  Need a new boiler? Consider a heat pump. Heat pumps are much more efficient than gas boilers, so if you do need a new boiler over the coming few months, do consider an air source heat pump if you can afford to do so. 

15.  Clean your radiators – rather than heating the dust, give your radiators a really good clean using a vacuum and a radiator duster. This can make your radiators more efficient.

16.  Add a shelf above your radiator. This can push the heat into the room rather than rising straight up to the ceiling. 

17.  Have an open chimney that you don’t use? Consider getting it capped. This stops heat escaping up the chimney. Or if you do occasionally use the chimney, make or buy a fireguard. 

18.  Draught proof your loft hatch if you have one. Duct tape an old pillow to the back of your loft hatch to stop heat escaping there, and consider using a draft proof brush tape or sealer if there are any holes. 

19.  Turn off extractor fans when not in use. Leaving an extractor fan on can cool down a room very quickly so turn it off as soon as you can after using it.

20.  Check your radiators are efficient and heated uniformly. Have cold spots? Bleed your radiators to make them more efficient.

Other Ways To Save Money On Your Energy Bill

Save Money And Energy With These Basic Saving Solutions

As well as saving money on your heating bill, there are plenty of things that you can try to reduce how much energy you use. 

21.  Turn off appliances at the socket rather than leave them on standby. This could save the typical home £55 a year. 

22.  Switch off lights when you leave a room. This could save you up to £200 a year according to some reports!

23.  Use more efficient lightbulbs. LED bulbs use 70-80% less energy than standard bulbs, so consider buying these when you need to replace bulbs. Could save you £80 a year for the standard home. Plus they last longer than halogen bulbs too.

24. Wash full loads of laundry and wash on the eco setting at the lowest temperature you can. Also – does it really need washing? We currently have a system of washing things only when they smell or are stained. We wash underwear after every use, but some outer wear like cardigans and jeans may only get a wash once a week. 

25. Run the dishwasher only when full on an eco setting. Incidentally, did you know that a full load in your dishwasher on an eco setting is more economical than hand washing? We try to only wash dishes when the washer is full to capacity. If you can reduce your use by one load a week you can save £14 a year!

26. Check if you are on a tariff that gives you lower cost energy at set times, then charge everything, vacuum, do laundry etc at those times! Some providers are offering lower tariffs at off peak times, so it makes sense to use your electricity during these times if you possibly can. Also, if you use your energy at certain times of day (midnight to 4pm) your energy is more likely to be coming from greener sources than at peak times. So well worth trying to minimise your electricity use at peak hours. 

27.  Swap out baths for showers. Obviously, heating a full bath of water costs considerably more than having a quick shower. 

28.  Keep your shower to under 4 minutes. Doing this can save the average home £70 a year. Or shower at the gym!

29.  Install a water efficient shower head. Apparently some more efficient shower heads can also reduce your gas usage.

30.  Only wash your hair every other day. From a time perspective I have been doing this for some time now. It saves me time and energy doing my hair every day, plus I see no benefit to washing daily and stripping my hair of natural oils. I personally have to wash my hair every 2 days or my hair looks dreadful, but you may be able to push this further! It saves money as you won’t be using a hair dryer every day.

31.  Let your hair dry naturally. Why not cut out using a dryer altogether. Or try an overnight curling method when your hair is damp.

32.  Try to dry clothes on the washing line or a rack instead of using a tumble dryer. This can save £60 a year for the average home. Though it isn’t always possible to dry outside with the typical UK weather.

33.  Using boiling water to cook? Heat it with the kettle first. Especially if you have a gas hob, as heating water with electricity is much more efficient than using gas. Don’t have a kettle? Use a microwave. 

34.  Use a thermos flask or mug. Do you drink a lot of hot drinks in the day? Consider making them all into a thermos at the start of the day and reduce the amount of times you need to boil a kettle.

35. Cook in batches or cook everything in one pot. One pot meals save money as you only need the heat for one pan, plus you only have one pan to wash up afterwards. Batch cooking means less waste. Even better, use and air fryer rather than a standard oven if you have one as they are more efficient and cook things quicker.

36.  Check if you are entitled to any benefits. If you are on low income or receive certain pension credits, check if you’re entitled to the government’s Warm Home Discount. If you were born on or before 26 September 1955, you could also get a Winter Fuel Payment of £100 to £300. And regardless of how old you are, check your eligibility for the Cold Weather Payment.

 

How To Save Money On Your Food At The Supermarket

 

100 Ways To Save Money And Live Better During A Cost Of Living Crisis - money saving and frugal living tips that will help cut your bills.

Next large expenditure is the food shop. Again, food prices are on the up and up. So here are some tips to save money and live better whilst cutting back on your supermarket bill.

37 . Buy own-brand rather than branded products. We do all tend to stick to the brands we know and love, but most of the time we would not really notice the difference if we did swap to cheaper or smart-priced products. In fact, sometimes a branded product and a supermarket’s own brand are even produced in the same factory. Try switching to the cheaper option and only switch back if you (or your family) notice a real difference.

38.  Make a list – and stick to it. It’s so easy to get sucked in to the offers – but if you weren’t planning on buying them in the first place then you could actually end up spending more money! Only buy what you really need. Also check your cupboards before you leave home too to avoid doubling up on items that you already have.

39.  Don’t shop when you are hungry – we all know that supermarkets use sophisticated techniques to get us to spend more. Having fresh food first, putting offers on the ends of rows, and the smell of wafting fresh bread is proven to make a shopper spend more. So make sure that you are not shopping when you are hungry to help resist temptations.

40.  Shop alone. This is one that applies if you have hungry partners or children. I find I spend much less, and only get the things needed if I shop alone or do an online shop rather than shopping in person. If I have a child or a partner with me, the trolley quickly get filled with extras that weren’t on the list. So consider trying to just let one person do the shopping if this is at all possible. 

41.   Use cheaper cleaning products – People love to stick to brands, and the most expensive things in our shop are often the cleaning products. Consider again using home brands. Consider making your own cleaners.

42.  If you do need to use a certain brand, consider buying bulk if you can afford to. I bought a bulk 5l hand washing liquid during lockdown 2 years ago, and am only just coming to the end of it. I refill my hand wash dispensers with this, and it saved me money and is more eco too! Most things are cheaper in bulk.

43.  Look for reduced bargains. Most supermarkets and stores have an ‘oops’ or reduced area to shift their stock nearing its use by date. Check it well to ensure it is still viable before buying.

Visit your local supermarket at various times to see the best times to pop in for these bargains as times differ in each store. You may be able to freeze certain items so that they keep longer. 

44.   Use the stores free loyalty schemes. If you are shopping at that supermarket regularly anyway, why not sign up to get the bonuses and special discounts that their loyalty scheme offers?

45.  Buy loose raw vegetables instead of prepackaged prepared. They often last longer too. Buying loose means you only buy what you need and have less waste. 

46.  Stop the snack buying. Snacks are also one of the most expensive items on my family food shop. So cutting out some of these saves up money and helps us be healthier too.

47.  Understand Use By, Best Before and Sell By. People often confuse these. Use by means an item needs to be used before that date. Best before means the item is best before that date but is still ok after that date – check by smell. And sell by is when the food needs to be sold before a certain date, but it will probably be fine for some considerable time afterwards. 

48.  Plan your weekly meals in advance. As this can help you get your list down to a fine art.

49.  Know how to store leftovers and save all that you can. A zero waste approach to food is always a money saver. As is meal prep and freezing meals in advance. This also means that you are less likely to need to order out for a takeaway – you’ll always have something in! Similarly, know what you can and cannot freeze..  

50.  Eye-line is buy-line. My other half used to be as supermarket manager and this is one of his favourite quotes! Supermarkets love to place the most profitable / expensive products at eye level, so look higher or lower on the shelves to see the better deals. The top and bottom shelves often have cheaper items. Also – if children are being targeted, the product will be at a child’s eye line. Even more reason to shop alone.

51.  Don’t be fooled by the special offers. An investigation by Which? found that some supermarkets have used misleading discounts, including increasing the price per item on certain multi-buy offers and exaggerating the original prices of items to make special offers appear better value. So try to work out if it is worth buying or appropriate for you before being lured into making a purchase. 

 

Saving Money On Other Shopping

There are also ways of saving money when you are buying other items. Here are my favourite money saving hacks for saving on your shopping.

52.   Shop around – by Googling first. Before buying anything these days it is worth googling and looking at Google Shopping. I never buy anything before checking this tool first. Google Shopping will look at prices from many different retailers, and you can filter results by price for the quickest way to find the retailer with the best deal. You can find the tool above the Google search bar on the second tab. There are also plenty of comparison websites out there to help.

53.  Look for coupons for money off. Brands often share coupons on their social media or product packaging. Or you could look in magazines, newspapers or free supermarket leaflets. Loyalty card schemes discussed earlier often also give discounts.

54.   Buy energy efficient appliances. Now this may not save you money on the appliance. But it will save you money on the energy you use to run the appliance, and this saving may well offset the cost of the item, so it is always worth taking into consideration.

55. Are you getting cash back? There are lots of ways you can get paid money whilst you are spending money, and every little helps in my opinion. 

Using Top Cashback (affiliate link) can get you money back with a load of retailers. 

Scanning your receipts in with Shoppix will eventually earn you PayPal or Amazon vouchers.

Using some credit cards or store loyalty schemes can be really worthwhile if you shop there regularly.

I have even linked my nectar card to my eBay account, so that every time I purchase on ebay I get nectar vouchers. These go towards Paypal vouchers or other discounts. 

Could You Be Saving Money On Your Banking?

 

Person using ATM

Next it is time to look at what state your banking is in, and whether you can make cuts. 

56.  Could you move your bank? Some banks offer a cash incentive to move accounts to them. If you have not done this for a while it may be worth looking into doing this and making a little bit of money.

57.  Can you change your credit card or bank account to one that gives you a better rate of interest? It is always worth taking a look at Money Supermarket or Money Saving Expert to see if you can get less interest on your credit card (try and pay it off in full every month if you can) or get more interest on your bank account.

58.  Are you paying too much for your insurance? Every year my car and home insurance goes up, even if I don’t make any claims, so I make sure that I shop around for any insurance that I need. Every year I save money on my renewal quote. There is no loyalty to these companies, as they always try and put up the cost every year! Again I use Compare The Market or Money Supermarket.

59.  Buy the cheapest 1 day travel insurance you can from Compare the Meerkat. Doing this will give you access to meerkat meals, which will give you money off cinema tickets and meals 

Ways To Save On Your Monthly Subscriptions

Netflix

A lot of us have monthly subscriptions, be it a gym membership, streaming films, listening to music or getting an online craft club. But this could also be a place where you can make significant money savings. Here are some tips on saving on your subscriptions.

60.  Do you really need that subscription? Is it something that you can live without? Whether it is a gym membership, club subscription or magazine that you have signed up to, that should be looked at to see if there is anything you truly can live without. 

However, if you do have a cheap gym subscription it may be worth keeping it going, if only to use their bathing facilities. In the long run, if you shower at the gym you can save money on your water and electricity bill!

61.  Share your subscription – but only within your household. 

62.  Make the most of a free trial.  Some services offer a free trial before you have to start paying. Make the most of it in the free month that you have it. But you do have to remember to cancel the subscriptions at the end of the trial or you may end up paying for the next month too!

63.  Chop and change your monthly subscriptions. This one is kind of a follow on from the ‘free trial’ idea. Some subscription providers like some gyms, Amazon Prime and Disney+ have all started allowing their members to cancel monthly subscriptions at any time with no exit fee. If yours lets you do it, why not consider continually changing up different subscriptions so that you are always spending money on the one you need the most each month?

64 . Call and see if they can do a deal. If you are considering cancelling, call up and ask if you can be placed on a better deal. Sometimes, when you call up the provider and tell them that you are thinking of leaving their service this can result in them offering you a better deal. Sky used to do this for us all the time! Or it may lead to them offering you another incentive to stay with them, such as an upgrade, discount or free month. (We once got free Sky Sport added like this!)

If that still isn’t a good enough deal, then you know it’s time to cancel. 

65.  Ditch your mobile phone contract at the end of your deal and get a sim only. Can save a heap on buying an new phone / monthly contract. 

 

Money Saving Tips For Car Owners

money saving tips for car owners

With fuel costs constantly in the news, here are some tips for how to reduce your fuel costs and other money saving hacks for motorists. 

66.   Do you need to make that journey? Could you walk instead? Obviously, the best way to save money is to not use the car. So if you can walked so. And if you do not need to go, then do not drive. Consider getting a bicycle instead.

67.   Try and find a car share / car pool. 

68.   Fill up your tank at the supermarket – every month AA release figures of the cheapest prices. And every month, it is invariably the supermarkets that have the best fuel prices. You also occasionally get fuel coupons and discounts for shopping at the supermarket or being on the loyalty scheme, so watch out for those savings too.

69.   Drive as smoothly as possible.  Accelerate gently, avoid excessive speeds and avoid braking heavily to maximise your car’s fuel efficiency. But do note that most cars are at their most efficient when driven between 45mph and 50mph, so it is hard to get to the ideal miles per gallon if you do a lot of town driving.

70.  Remove the roof box.  Roof boxes create wind resistance, add drag and raise fuel consumption – take it off when you are not using it. 

71.  Reduce your use of the heating and air con in your car.  Both using the heater and the air con use fuel, so try and reduce your use of these as much as possible. If you are travelling over 60mph, it is more efficient to open a window than use air con. 

72.  Get rid of extra weight in your car.  Avoid using your car as a storage container and give your car a declutter – a heavier vehicle means more fuel is needed to power it. Only carry the essentials you need.

73.   Check your tyre pressures regularly. Ensure your tyres are inflated to the pressure stated in your owner’s manual. Under-inflated or over-inflated tyres affect the fuel economy of a vehicle dramatically.

74.  Combine your journeys, or make a round trip rather than lots of small trips. A warm engine is more efficient than a cold one, so making one round trip is better for fuel efficiency than a few short trips, even you drive the same amount of miles. e.g. If you have dropped your child off at school and need to go to the supermarket, do it all in one continuous journey rather than letting your engine cool down between trips.

75.  Avoid having your engine running if you are not moving. Stuck in a queue not moving or waiting for someone. Turn your engine off. Similarly, start driving as soon as your car has defrosted.

76.  Stop speeding on motorways. Driving at 70mph instead of 80mph actually saves you fuel, and you won’t be at risk of getting a speeding ticket.

77.  Use Google maps when driving. Whenever you drive anywhere, get into the habit of using Google maps on your phone to find the most fuel-efficient journey. If there’s an accident on your usual route, you’ll save money on fuel by being alerted to take an alternative route before wasting fuel sitting in traffic. Google maps will also work out if it’s quicker to walk than take a taxi or use public transport which can be helpful for saving money.

78.  Use public transport. Sometimes it really is cheaper to not park in the centre of a town or city but instead use the bus or train. Plus, if you travel regularly you can often get discounts for purchasing weekly, monthly or yearly tickets. Also if you are a family look at getting a family ticket. 

 

Money Saving Tips For Days Out

beach days out

There are lots of ways that you can get out and about without having to spend a lot of money. Here’s a list of fun things you can do that are free or almost free. 

79. Choose a free museum. Many museums are free and are great places to visit with children. Some charge an entry fee but are free on certain days. It is worth checking before you visit to see if your chosen museum has any offers.

80.  Go cycling.  If you’ve got bikes, get cycling. There are lots of free cycling apps to help you plan your adventure. 

81.  Visit your local library. We love our local library and they often have notice boards of other free events in your area. Many local authorities advertise free events and other activities here that allow families to take part in sport.

82.   Go to the beach. The beach is a great way to spend a low cost day when the weather is good.

83.  Try Geocaching. Geocaching is like a modern treasure hunt. Geocachers hide a geogache (small package) in a location and then they register it on an app. Other people have to find the package using clues.

84.  Visit A National Park. Britain is full of wonderful national parks that are free to visit. If you are close, visiting the Yorkshire Dales, Snowdonia, Lake District or the Peak District all offer wonderful attractions and stunning scenery.

85. Take a picnic and go walking.

Money Saving Travelling Tips – For City Breaks and Longer Holidays

 

aeroplane landing

Travel and holidays may be one of the first sacrifices you have to make to reduce your outgoings. But here are some clever ways you can save money whilst still getting away from it all. 

86.  Search for discounts before you pay out. Type the website you’re booking your holiday, flights or hire car with into the Google search bar alongside the words “discount code”. You’ll usually find lots of results with active money-off codes for the website, and it’s worth getting into the habit of doing it every time you buy anything online.

87.  Use the alert tool on Google. If you’re looking to book a holiday, use Google’s alert tool to be made aware of deals you’ll be interested in. Instruct the tool to alert you anytime a brand or website posts a promotion and get notified instantly via email.  

88.  Stop paying extra to sit together on the plane. 95% of short-haul passengers who didn’t pay extra said they were given seats together anyway. And if it costs a group of 4 people £192 to book seats together, you could be using that money elsewhere. However, if you are a family with young children you may wish to pay the extra price for peace of mind.

89.   Prebook a hire car before you travel – it is cheaper to book before you get there. 

90.   Make sure you use the correct credit card when drawing out money or paying abroad. Check how much you will pay before you travel to ensure you don’t have any nasty surprises on your bank statement or credit card bill when you get home. Some cards charge an exchange rate AND a purchase fee, which really bumps up the price. Plus, always try to pay in the local currency to avoid being hit with poor exchange rates.

91.   Work out an itinerary beforehand and book your attractions in advance. It is always worth planning out your itinerary beforehand, as then you can see what you can fit in and work out when you can fit all the attractions into your schedule. Then you can pay for those set attractions and often get good rates. When we visited Rome a couple of years ago, we got priority entry at the times we booked, meaning we swerved the huge queues and saved time too!

Also, timing your visits to certain tourist hotspots can get you free admission on particular days or times – meaning you’ll dodge the crowds and save money! For example, many museums in Paris (including the Louvre) have free entry on the first Sunday of each month. Whilst entry to the Vatican museums is free on the last Sunday of each month.

92.  Before booking accommodation or restaurants, read the Google reviews. Simply type in the name of the property with the word “reviews” – this will save you money and disappointment by helping you steer clear of the hotels that don’t play fair or restaurants to avoid. 

Saving Money Whilst Eating Out

 

eating out

Eating out needn’t be completely off the cards as long as you budget the occasional night out into your plans. In fact, the odd night out here and there is so good for your mental health. But you can save money whilst having a meal away from home.

93 . Opt for a meal deal or set menu. These are often offered by pubs and restaurants. 

94.  Share a starter and a main dish and opt for two courses instead. This means you are eating slightly less whilst getting the three-course meal experience. 

95.  Take a picnic to eat out on the go – or pre make lunch to take into the office instead of eating out or buying a meal deal from the nearest supermarket or sandwich shop.

96.   Use a burger chain or coffee chain to work. Use these big companies energies heating instead of your home energy!

Miscellaneous Money Savers

 

97.  Borrow rather than buy. Do you really need to buy something? Why not see if you can borrow it from a relative or friend before you purchase your own. I particularly advise this if it is a large item like a sewing machine.

98.  Read a lot of books? Try Google Books. Google Books is one of Google’s best-kept secrets. They scan magazines and books from all over the globe and make them free to view online; simply filter your search to publications you can read in full. It’s an invaluable tool for people who love to read loads.

99.  Buy second hand. I have always advocated buying second hand over new. It is amazing some of the bargains out there. Plus I love selling back once I have finished with an item and know it is in good enough condition. Car boots, eBay and charity shops all have some great items.

Also swapping out school clothes is a great way to keep up with school uniform size changes. There are lots of Facebook groups for free school uniform so do use them!

100.  Make your own rather than buying some items. Some items are really easy to make yourself at home. Why not check out my zero waste projects which has links to all my tutorials on how to make a load of really useful items around your home?

101.   Use reusable period products. A lifetime’s menstrual products could cost up to £4,800. That is approximately £10 per month spent on tampons, sanitary pads and panty liners over the average woman’s menstrual period of 40 years. So whilst the initial outlay of money spent on reusables may seem high, if you then get 5 years of wear out of your reusables, it can save you a lot of money. Plus it also saves the planet from plastic waste. 

Cannot afford reusables? Can you make your own? Here is a really easy sewing tutorial and pattern.

102.   Maintain and repair your items rather than buying new. I love to maintain and repair clothes instead of buying new ones. But it really is good practice to look after what you have, whether it be a car, a washing machine or even just your clothes. 

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3 Replies to “100 Ways To Save Money And Live Better During A Cost Of Living Crisis”

  1. chickenruby says:

    there’s some really good advise there and some really simple ways to reduce costs with minimal effort. We do a lot of the things listed above. Thanks for linking with #pocolo

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  2. Caz / InvisiblyMe says:

    What a comprehensive post! It’s ridiculous to think how high prices on products and services have gone, and that’s before even considering the cost of energy. It’s hard to imagine that’ll rise again soon and that the situation looks like it’ll only get worse for a while yet while our ineffective government continues to fail to get to the crux of the problems. The stress and anxiety caused will be hitting so many people, not to mention the very practical fall-out of not being able to afford basics like food, using the oven, putting the heating on. It’s a miserable, worrying situation.

    Every little helps to save money here and there. I feel like I already do a lot to be tight with money, but I still like getting inspiration. At the same time, it’s angering to think many of us have lost two years or more during Covid not doing anything but staying home (and forking out a fortune on cleaning products, hand gels, masks etc), and now is the time such people want to be doing a little more. Right on time, we’re being priced out of living.

    Hopefully this post will help those looking to make their money go a little further.

    Caz xx

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      I do hope it will help some people and will update it as I get more ideas.

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