5 Easy Ways I Saved Money This January

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

How i saved money this January 

January is always a bit of a hard month. Christmas is a whole year away (!!!), its cold and dark, and it’s a long wait till payday. I've got a lot of things coming up this year, I'm planning on moving out, eek, so it’s more important I’m saving my pennies than ever before. I've tried to be a bit more held back with my spending this month... (tried being the optimum words here) but I won’t lie, when it comes to shopping, I’m a bit of an unnecessary spender. I'm never going to be one of these strong-willed people who will cut back on every single unnecessary purchase, as much as I wish I could be, but I’m just not, So I've been trying to think of ways I can still enjoy myself but tighten the purse strings a little along the way.

1. Get The Girls Round

Me and my pals love going out for dinner or a drink and a boogie, but recently with us all saving, that's had to come to a bit of a stop. So, we've started going around to each other houses more. All we do is bring whatever we want to drink and some nibbles and we're away. I spend a maximum of £5 on nibbles, but when it all gets out on the table together, you have yourself a right feast and a great night all together!


2. Tick The Films Off Your List.

We all have one, a list of films that we really should watch but never have. This time of the year is the perfect time to start ticking that list off. Netflix has a huge amount of great stuff at the moment, so grab your blanket, make a cup of tea and get out the leftover Christmas chocolates!

3. Shop Your Wardrobe

You may have gathered that am a bit of a serial shopper. I'm like a magpie drawn to shiny things, I just cannot help myself. But let’s be real, I definitely don't need that new roll neck woolly jumper, because I already own about 10 that I’ve forgotten about. This is also a great time to get rid of anything you don't wear anymore, make a bit of space so you can re-find the love for the clothes you already own!

4. Track Your Spending

There are loads of apps that can do this for you, but it easy enough just to jot things down in a notebook, even if it’s just starting small with keeping a cap of things on your credit card, it’s a start!

5. Meal Prep

Though the food in the work canteen, or the Boots meal deal isle might seem like the easiest way around lunch time, doing a big food shop and preparing your meals for the week is a sure way to save money. This way you can keep on top of your eating habits and save a penny or two at the same time! Win!

These are just some little things I've been thinking about and trying to implement this month, and like the old saying goes, look after your pennies, and your pennies will look after you.

So, what are your best tips for saving? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading,

Rosie x

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