How to Make Scrimping Fun
One of the simplest and most common ways to save those pennies is to scrimp and save. It involves cutting back where you can in order to save a money. While easily the most straightforward way of saving, most people find it difficult to cut out things they love such as going out and buying new things, but it doesn’t have to be as painful as you think…
Add an element of competition. It’s no secret that most of us could do with rolling back the spending from time to time, so why not get family or friends involved? Have a little fun and make it a competition to see who can spend the least and save the most. Get creative with your weekly shop, and see who can cook dinner for the least – who doesn’t like a bit of friendly competition?
Use less to save more. This one is a no brainer, but is a great way to save is to scrimp use just a little bit less of everything. Food, soap, shampoo, toothpaste… you name it you could probably use less of it. So, see how much longer you can make the essentials last by using just a little bit less.
Prioritise. Don’t leave all the luxuries in life behind you on your road to saving, instead, identify items in your life that you simply cannot live without and allow yourself to hang onto those. Consider these things in your budget and it might just help you stick to that budget more realistically.
Stay in more vs. going out. Don’t entirely sacrifice your social life for the sake of saving, take a more frugal approach instead. Invite friends and family over instead of going out to save on that inevitable big bill at the end of a night out or host a clothes swapping party with your friends and update your wardrobe for free.
Keep up to date. Saving doesn’t always have to be boring so make it fun and take inspiration from thrifty bloggers such as Skint Dad, Cassie Fairy and more. See our picks over at ‘UK Credit’s Pick: Best Thrifty Bloggers’ and get creative just like them.
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