It has been a difficult year for many families having to save money during the pandemic, so any thrifty ideas that can help save your family some pennies so you can spend it on the things you need or enjoy are always welcome.
Planning and Bulk Buying Food For Packed Lunches
Now that the kids are back at school you will probably be preparing their lunches in the morning. It can help if you bulk buy bread in advance then put it in the freezer so that you can take out what you need in the mornings to make their sandwiches. Fillings such as ham and cheese are also products you can buy in advance that have a long expiration date. So you can also buy more of these when they are on special offer too.
Check Your Current Monthly Expenses
Revisit your monthly expenditures with your internet and phone provider to see if you are getting the best deal possible. It might be worth looking at other tv packages as well to see if you can save money by switching to a different company.
Invest In Markets
Another way of boosting your money is to invest into the CFD market. You would essentially be trying to predict whether the price of the goods that you are investing in will increase or decrease over time, without actually owning them physically. This is a useful way to try and make a profit on your investment if you are knowledgeable about stocks and shares.
Buy Second Hand Clothes
If your children need some more items of clothing this month you could always go to your nearby charity shop to see what they have. You might find some pieces, which are in good condition that they will like. Or you could buy second hand on the internet from places such as Ebay or Vinted. There are a variety of clothes selling websites and apps now so there is certainly a lot more choice if you do not want to spend a lot of money on clothes.
Cook Bigger Batches of Food
When making family meals, you could make a bigger batch for example soups and curries and then freeze the remainder into separate portions which you can later take out for another meal time. It prevents any food from being wasted and will save you time and money for a future family meal.
Family Days Out
If you are planning to go on a family day out one weekend look out for special discounts and offers in advance. You might find that if you attend an attraction or restaurant at a certain time it could save you money, which is certainly useful. So it certainly helps to do a little planning in advance.