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Money Saving Tips for Families



It’s no secret that a lot of families are harder up than they’d like at the moment, and many are looking for every way they can to make their money go that little bit further. However, we don’t want to stop enjoying the nice things in life completely.

With that in mind, here are some easy ways families can save money without stopping doing the things they enjoy.

 

Shop around for holidays

Holidays are a luxury but it’s important for families to get away every now and again, so it’s something that shouldn’t totally be foregone if you can help it. It’ll make the whole family happier if you can get away, even if it’s just somewhere in the UK. If you keep it in the UK then you reduce travel costs and if you shop around then there are some fantastic deals to be had. Websites such as www.ukbreakaways.com, for instance, have loads of great deals so you can do a holiday on the cheap.

 

Get stuff for free

The best way to save money is not to spend any! It is very possible to actually get thing for around the home for free if you look around the right places. Look at the notices in the Post Office and supermarket to see if anyone’s giving anything away, or there are a number of websites that do the same thing, such as Gumtree and Freecycle. There’s a lot of rubbish on there, but there might just be a few gems to help you do up your home.

 

Upcycling

Upcycling has become really trendy over recent years, and it’s a fantastic way of repurposing items or getting extra life out of your old stuff. It essentially involves turning something old into something new, so you could sand down an old bookcase and paint it to give it a new lease of life. Alternatively, you could take empty jam jars, fill them with fairy lights and you have a lovely lantern decoration. Just type ‘upcycling’ into Pinterest and you’ll be flooded with amazing ideas.

 

Renting out the space in your house

It might be a slightly strange concept, but you can rent out pretty much any part of your house to other people in exchange for money, although you’ll probably have to own the property to do this. You can obviously rent out a room for people wanting to stay in the area, but you can also rent out rooms for people to store things in, as well as renting your drive out for people looking for parking. If you have unused space in your house then it can be an easy way to make a few quid.

 

Reduce food wastage

Families waste a surprising amount of food. In fact, it’s a good few hundred pounds worth of food each year, which could really go towards helping out with bills and the like if you cut down on it. Plan meals in advance so you know exactly how much you need to buy and cut down on what gets wasted.


 



 

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