Money Savers

10 Easy ways to save money

July 14, 2012

Here are 10 more Easy tips to save money (visit http://familytreasures.co.za/2010/04/10-fun-ways-to-survive-the-recession to see 10 Fun ways to survive the recession)

  1. Shop at a farmers / local market. The items available are more affordable and are  usually healthier & preservative-free!
  2. Eat in and only go to restaurants when it is a very special occasion.
  3. If you work, bring your lunch from home.
  4. Do not buy bottled water. Instead buy a water bottle and fill it at home and again at work later.
  5. If things that you like are expensive – find a recipe and learn to make them at home.
  6. Learn to make your own homemade cleaners for a few simple basics like bicarbonate of soda and vinegar.
  7. Get out of the habit of buying processed foods, mixes and sauces in bottles. Everything that you see on the shelf that is made in a factory can be made at home and generally for less cost and better quality as well as being preservative free.
  8. Encourage your children to drink water rather than juice and sodas. It is healthier and more affordable.
  9. During winter, soups are a healthy options and they go much further. Find a good recipe and make your soup from scratch – nothing better!
  10. Insurance – check that you are not overpaying on your insurance. If you have moved or improved your security – you could reduce your payments substantially.