5 Frugal ways of saving money this spring
Now the Beast from the East has melted and the clocks have bounced forward … spring is here. Summer is just around the corner and now is the time to beef up your finances. The reductions in heating and lighting are a good starting point to bring down expenditure, but we have five frugal ways of saving money this spring:
Zero spend challenge
Set yourself a challenge. See how long you can go without spending a penny. Dig to the back of the cupboards and defrost your leftovers. You’d be surprised how long you could last without a trip to Tesco. Explore the local parks, utilize free coupons and see how long you can endure before you have to open your wallet!
The nights are drawing out and there’s less chance of a storm (*touch wood.) Why not dust off your bicycle and commit to cycling to work a few days a week? You’ll save on the price of petrol, whilst getting yourself fighting fit for the forthcoming summer season. Plus you will be doing your bit to help the planet, by leaving your car at home.
3. Spring clean
How’s your social calendar looking for the bank holiday weekend? If you have spare time, it might be worth considering what household clutter may have a pricetag. I’m willing to bet that you will be able to find a few treasures in your home that will go for a price online. Particularly old phones, clothes, antiques, DVDs and toys – ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!’
4. Profit from packed lunches
By taking a packed lunch into work each day, you could save up to £1,000 a year! The average office worker is reported to spend £2.83 a day buying their lunch. A daily lunchbox from home, full of nutritional treats would trim this cost and could offer a healthier alternative. Cutting back on weekend takeaways is another way of counting the pennies. Now the garden is bathed in sunshine, how about firing up the BBQ instead?
5. Find your lost assets
Instead of devising a plan to save cash, why not discover if you are owed money? By using monimine.com, we can search the leading financial institutions and determine if you are owed any lost assets. The unclaimed money could have originated from your bank accounts, pension policies, investments or shares.
Searching through Monimine is completely FREE and if you find any funds, they are yours to keep! So what is there to lose?
Josh Cousens – Monimine.