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It has been a good reminder that living within your means is the only way to live.
You have to be careful of every cent you spend. Want versus need? Can you delay the purchase? We aren't buying anything new this year anyway, so you think we'd be better placed than we are. *Sigh*
It is such a bore but it is the little changes that add up to make a difference.
Take your lunch to work.
Drink water from the tap (no more Coke Zero for me).
Bake your own treats.
Turn your appliances off at the plug.
Use your washing machine, dish washer and dryer sparingly and always in the off-peak times.
Make your own cleanser, washing powder, shampoo and conditioner.
Read the newspaper online.
Use the library rather than buying books or magazines (blogs are a great alternative!)
Delay your haircuts.
Eat fresh food rather than processed food and cook from scratch rather than using ready-made meals.
Buy locally from markets.
Avoid library and video store fines.
Avoid using the car as much as possible - walk, cycle or take public transport.
What little tips do you have to stretch your dollar that bit further in a pay cycle?