Now I don’t know about you but I do try and save money. Most of the way we do that is fairly obvious, we buy cheap unbranded stuff, we switch off lights we are not using, we don't buy newspapers, we turn off electrical appliances, etc
So I was a little surprised to hear the advice “Buy dresses in the sale to save money” Wow, I thought, how lucky he told us that! Who knew! Sale items are cheaper than full price! Great tip!
And to be fair I tuned out as much as I could after that, but still stupid money saving tops, from the glaringly obvious to the blatantly stupid began to pop into my head and so, without further ado I share them. I hope you don’t need to instigate any because either you already do them or you can see that they are plainly ridiculous.
My thanks to several tweeters for joining in with my idiocity.
- Buy things that are a bit cheaper than you usually buy
- Eat a bit less
- Ask the green grocer if he has any old vegetables ‘for your rabbit’ – eat these (My MIL actually used to do this)
- Try the above tip with bones for the ‘dog’ from the butcher – make soup
- Read your neighbours’ newspapers the day after they are printed, they can be easily rescued from the recycling bin under cover of darkness
- When a mate visits, ask them to bring their own tea bag, or batter yet, a flask of tea.
- Ask your neighbour if you can ‘borrow’ a cup of sugar. Do this weekly, never give any back
- Don’t buy any clothes at all for at least a year, you have too many anyway.
- Switch off your car engine when going down hill.
- Use a head torch powered by cheap pound shop batteries rather than turn lights on in the home
- Get rid of your TV and save on the licence fee
- Ditto telephone
- And also electricity…and your car
- Drip hot wax onto your head and stick a candle on it, even cheaper than a head torch!
And it was at that very point I realised I needed a lie down, or a cup of tea…
Please add more tips below, serious or silly, all appreciated