You don’t have to cut corners to minimize cost around the house and your budget. Therefore, we came up with a few tips and tricks to help save a shilling or two. Some you may already know and some maybe not so obvious, have a read a let us know!
You don’t have to cut corners to minimise costs and stay within your budget for your monthly household needs. We’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to help save a shilling or two in your homes. You may already be using some of them while others may not be so obvious.
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ORGANIZE YOUR KITCHEN PANTRY
A well-organized pantry ensures that you always know what is in your store to avoid buying less or more of what you need. It also helps you use up items before they spoil. . Also, once organised, you can easily see what is in your pantry to plan and decide on the scrumptious meal you are going to cook that day!
When you plan your meal in advance, you save time and money as you will only buy the groceries you need! Planning ahead also allows you to cook things in bulk and freeze them for a future meal or to use as part of a meal later in the week. It also helps cut down on unwanted leftovers and food wastage. As you plan your meals, keep portion sizes in mind.
KEEP AN ACTIVE SHOPPING LIST
One of the biggest money wasters at the supermarket is buying things you do not necessarily need or already have because you do not have a shopping list. Keep a magnetic shopping list on the refrigerator, keep a note on your phone or simple go old school with a pen and paper and write down exactly what you need before venturing off to shop.
TURN OFF LIGHTS
I am sure you have heard this one before, but this is actually one of the biggest money savers you can implement in your home. Switch of all lights that are not needed or in use at that particular moment.
TURN OF AND UNPLUG YOUR SOCKETS
So, it sounds like hassle to be consistently plugging in and removing plugs from the sockets, but unplug unused electronics and appliances to avoid using excess electricity unnecessarily. Only plug in things when you need to use them
USE ENERGY EFFICIENT BULBS
LED Bulbs may cost more than regular bulbs but they have two amazing benefits to them. Firstly, they use less energy (electricity) than regular bulbs and secondly , they last longer than regular bulbs. If you want to switch over to LED ones, instead of changing all your bulbs at the same time, change them as they burn out.
BUY RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES
With so many electronics in our homes, you may be spending more than you realize on batteries. Invest in a quality set of rechargeable batteries rather than constantly buying new ones.
REPAIR SMALL THINGS ASAP
When you notice something in your house is beginning to break or wear out, do not delay repairs. Small repairs may turn into major ones over time if not taken care of as soon as they arise.
GET RID OF CLUTTER
Tidying up and sorting through your things room by room is a great way to rediscover old or forgotten items that can be put to good use, this also ensures you do not buy duplicates but rather have money to buy other items.
Hopefully these few tips and tricks will help you save on your day to day expenses within your household. Visit The Junction Mall to buy some of the items mentioned above like the rechargeable batteries from Anisuma, LED bulbs from Carrefour, your meal prep or grocery items from Carrefour or Zuchinni, or to find amazing deals from one of our many other retail stores. For more from The Junction Mall please follow us on our social media platforms.
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