With so much uncertainty with the economy in 2022, and prices increasing across the board, you will want to start saving as much money as possible to help you. You can do many things that can help you save money and still provide everything for your family that you need. Below are a few ideas to help you reduce your cost of living in your home, save some money, and still lead a happy and productive life with everything you need.
Reduce Your Power Consumption
One of the highest costs for many homes throughout the UK is energy, which can be in the form of electricity, natural gas, or petrol for your vehicle. You can start by only using your car when necessary, and start walking where possible, which is also an excellent way to exercise. When turning your hot water on or using appliances such as a dishwasher or washing machine, try not to use them at peak times. Using them between 10 pm and 8 am, is cheaper, so you can put these on a timer and use them when it is cheaper to run them.
Keep Chickens In Your Home
Another way to help reduce your monthly expenditure and still eat fresh food is by keeping chickens in your home. You can look online for chicken coops for sale and adopt some chickens that will give you fresh eggs daily, and you can also raise them for meat. You can learn to butcher a chicken which can help you save a significant amount of money on fresh meat, and you also get to eat their eggs. Your chickens can also help you get rid of your excess food waste and put it to good use, as they can eat lots of scrap foods, especially fruit and vegetables.
Grow Your Own Vegetables
You can also make significant savings by growing as much fruit and vegetables yourself as possible. Dig up some of your rear lawn and use it as a vegetable patch and grow all the suitable vegetables for the UK climate that you regularly buy. Some of the various things you can try growing can include:
- Herbs & Spices
You can also get yourself a cheap greenhouse which will allow you to grow things throughout the year and things that may need a warmer climate. Over a year, you can significantly save on your food costs when you produce as much of it yourself as you can.
Shop Around When Shopping For Food
If you are lucky to have numerous supermarkets where you live, you can shop around and get the best deals on food shopping to save yourself money. You can also opt to buy store brand products rather than the named ones, which the same companies often make. See which supermarkets are the cheapest for the items you need to buy, and only get those items from that store. For the other things you need, walk to the other stores, and you will get some exercise while saving yourself some money.