It can be easy to think that finding hacks to save money is a modern invention, but older generations have been saving money in the simplest ways for years! See if you can save some extra cash by trying out these super simple (and often forgotten about) tricks!
Buying Second Hand Furniture
Nowadays, people are trying harder and harder to replicate the lavish homes that we see online or in magazines, but the thought of scouring round a car-boot sale might seem like a long shot. However, people are constantly re-decorating and getting rid of things that are still in great condition, meaning that perfect dresser you’ve had your eye on may be up for sale on second-hand websites such as eBay or Gumtree. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!
Ditch the Modern Appliances
We have all become dependent on the kitchen appliances that have made everyday life that bit easier. But if the option was between a dishwasher or a holiday, which would you rather? Top range dishwashers can cost between £300 and £500. Take 15 minutes out of your day and wash up by hand – maybe even put some great music on and have a boogie while you do it! This goes for tumble driers too. Running one can cost hundreds of pounds over the years. Consider a drying rack for the colder months and take advantage of the spring/summer sunshine with a washing line.
Although it is rarer to see coupons in newspapers and magazines nowadays, there are many online websites that offer discount codes for all types of things – from restaurants to high street clothes stores. Eating out especially can be very expensive and is often seen as a luxury but with vouchers that can save you up to 50%, it is much more doable!
Enjoy the Simple Things
Your grandparents didn’t have to spend hundreds of pounds on activities and they still had a great time! While it’s nice to splurge on big days out for special occasions, there are loads of things you can do that are totally free! Check out any nice locations near where you live that you could explore – maybe a walk around a lake or local outdoor space. For the colder months, why not take the time to binge on all the TV you’ve missed during the week? There are many ways to have a good time without breaking the bank!