The constant rise in the prices of groceries in stores, household appliances, and consumer goods is forcing people to save money. Reasonable, economical, and rational maintenance will enable you to save the family budget without endangering the standard of living to which each family member is accustomed.
Once you have learned properly, you can have everything you need for a normal life, but at the same time spend much less money, and we are here to provide you with 6 ways to do so.
Home Maintenance Tips
Always make a grocery list for the week. You can never decide what to eat for dinner at the store. Make a menu in 7 days (or start with at least three) and buy food in bulk right away. To do this, there are special mini wholesale stores where you can buy goods at least 15% cheaper than in ordinary supermarkets.
Buy In Bulk
Find like-minded people—neighbors, friends, and colleagues—who also want to save on food or hygiene supplies and buy in bulk with them. Once a week or once in half a month you can go to the wholesale and buy everything you need there. The higher the purchase amount, the higher the discount will be.
On average, you will save at least 20% in this case, and if you take into account the time and travel to the shops in that period, then all of 25%. By the way, this movement is now becoming more and more popular. In the forums of your city, you can find those who want to make joint purchases. The citizens of Europe have been practicing this method for a very long time.
Maintain your air conditioner
Aircons have long been a mandatory part of business and living spaces. Without them, we can not function normally both during the summer and on cold days.
However, proper maintenance of the air conditioner is required for the units to last, which is important for every air conditioner owner, especially for economical ones. Proper maintenance includes regular cleaning of the air conditioner, aircon gas top-up, but also annual service. This is the only way to extend the service life up to 15 years, and at the same time, you will always have clean and healthy air in the room and stay economical.
Mind the quality
Buy only quality items. For example, if you were to purchase a TV, it would be preferable and safer to do so from a well-known brand rather than from someone you had never heard of. The major reason is that well-known brands are of great quality, and you will avoid the inconvenience of having to buy new ones every few months. And it will work for a long time, and there is a warranty period.
The same can be said for things. Winter clothes that you buy for your child from a well-known brand will last for several years, and a fake is good if it lasts for one season. Remember, “a miser pays twice.”
Think before buying
Choose the right wardrobe for yourself (and family members). No need to clutter your closet with a t-shirt or a dozen blouses. There are certain rules, i.e., how to properly organize the wardrobe. Take advantage of them. Then you don’t have to constantly think about the fact that you supposedly have nothing to wear. Before buying a new thing, think. Do you need it? What will you wear it with? What things to combine with it? If possible, then postpone the purchase for the next day. It often happens that it was just a spontaneous wish and you will realize on reflection that you did not need this purchase at all.
Keep a budget
Track your expenses. You can do it with the help of a computer program or manually— whatever works best for you. You will be amazed at what unnecessary things you spent a lot of money on, and next time you will think before you spontaneously buy.
These are all the main rules. Try not to go beyond your budget, do not take loans, and do not borrow money. It’s better a couple of days before the salary to “sit on buckwheat porridge” than to get into a debt hole. Next month, you will calculate your budget more precisely, and you will not fall into such a trap when the money is ready and there is no account for salaries yet.
Saving is an art, and it will take more than a month to learn it. We believe that you will be able to learn how to run a household economically, what you need for that, and how much you can save.