Great Tips to Save Money During the Pandemic
None of us could imagine how the world would change so suddenly and seemingly with no end in sight. We can hope that things may get better. Or we can make the best of the situation and at least try to save some money and have fun doing it.
Fortunately, you can do both.
Let’s explore some ways you put aside some extra money that make the best of a bad situation. You may even discover a new hobby or routine that you like even more.
Work the Deals.
Many meal delivery and streaming sites are offering free trials to take advantage of people staying home during lockdowns.
Try out the ones you might like knowing that you can opt-out if it doesn’t work out for you. We recommend setting reminders on your mobile to avoid getting charged when the trial expires.
Get Free Delivery for Your Groceries.
We understand if you don’t feel comfortable—or enjoy—visiting the shops. Many stores offer free delivery if you meet a particular threshold. Use these sites for groceries and other essentials but save up your trips until you can meet the amount to get your stuff free. You’ll save money on petrol for making the stops yourself. You’ll also save time.
Indulge Yourself with Takeaway Meals.
Even with the cost of delivery, you’ll save a lot of dosh with takeaway meals instead of dining out at restaurants. The chances are that you may have a drink or two. That’s where these businesses make money, and it’s also where you can save it. The average cost of wine by the glass is 4£. By contrast, the price of a bottle is £6.
Do the math.
Rediscover the Pleasure of the Picnic
Dining out doesn’t have to mean going to a restaurant. You can have an equally enjoyable experience at the park or seaside with a picnic lunch. Bring a tablecloth or a blanket for the ground to protect your space. Physical distancing isn’t a problem, either. You can save money while still enjoying the pleasure of eating out and sharing a good time with your family or mates.
Make It Yourself.
Many people have revisited the joy of cooking at home and spending time with their families. If you’re stuck in the house because of the weather, make the most out of it with some homemade treats. Biscuits and traybakes taste so much better when you can eat them while they’re still warm. Yummy! And who can resist homemade bread? It probably won’t last very long, either.
Reconnect with Your Children.
If there is one good thing to come out of this pandemic, it is that it has forced us to be creative, especially if you have children at home. Without the usual sources of entertainment, you have to figure out how to keep the little ones occupied yourself. Games and story time at home are ideal ways to reconnect with your family when you don’t have options like the cinema. Consider decluttering your home. Turn your house trash like the old furniture, your kids’ outgrown clothes, or even your used tech into something useful – whether it’s an old phone, laptop, or even your old iPads can be traded in. Doing minor renovations at home could also be a fun activity for everyone. Splash those paints, take your tools out, and enjoy a simple home project with the kids!
Start a Garden.
There are many other projects you can take on if you find you have a lot of time on your hands. An excellent way to save on groceries is to start a garden. Get the children involved to share the work. It’s also an excellent opportunity to help them learn about science first-hand. Then, when you harvest, you can save that taste of summer year-round by canning or freezing some of your produce.
While we’re all tired of the changes we’ve had to make, there is still a silver lining. The best part of it is that it’s an opportunity for discovery, for reconnecting with our families and saving money. We will get through this pandemic. We’ll have some extra cash in our pockets, too.