It can be rough out there, with Christmas and holidays looming, and bills to pay. Any way to save a buck here and there, can only be helpful. Here are some tips and tricks to be better with your money, so that you can spend more on what you want to, and less on what you have to. No matter if you have a young family, or you are just starting out in the world of careers, there is something here for everyone.
Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
They say you have to spend money to save it, right? Well, in the case of making your home more energy efficient, this is certainly true, and there are lots of ways of doing this. You could get insulation in your walls or your attic, and you can get them in recycled or non-recycled materials, depending in how environmentally friendly you want to be.
Making your house more energy efficient in ways such as this means that your house will be much warmer in the winter months. The heat will be kept in your house for longer, meaning your heating system doesn’t have to work as hard. Because of this, you save money because your house doesn’t lose heat, and need to reheat itself. Having an energy efficient house comes with the added benefit of it being cosier, and warmer, so it will be lovely to live in too.
Make Food in Bulk
If you have a large family, this could really work for you. Cooking in bulk and freezing it, or keeping it in tupperware in the fridge, saves you time and money. Making a meal stretch a bit further, or cooking a bit more than you will eat that night, ends up being much cheaper. The alternative to this is cooking an entirely new meal the next day, which means more time and money spent on different ingredients.
This is a great alternative to eating out, or ordering take away too, that will also cost you lots of money. Cooking in bulk is perfect for when you have a long day at work, and all you want to do is have a meal to hand. Reheating something takes no time at all, and this way you won’t be tempted to order food in either.
Consider Flexible Working
If you already have a primary job, but really want to hustle and earn some extra money, consider flexible working. Companies like Uber, or Deliveroo, offer flexible working, that works around you. This perfect if you have other priorities. If hustling isn’t enough, look into companies like GoBear to help you out. If you can do some extra hours, and want something simple that works around you, then this could be great.
There are so many ways to be better with your money, whether it’s saving what you already have, or making more. Whatever you decide to do, there are some ideas here that could help anyone out. Try some of these out, and see how great they can be.