Everyday saving tips ,list please share

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Found 17th Nov 2016
Most of us have limited control over our income but we can all be a little wiser with our outgoings , I thought I'd have a go at starting a little list of tips that may be helpful and I'll poss try and update it with good ideas that others add..
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#1 instead of forking out for hand wash for around the sink keep the pump and fill it with cheap bubble bath from e.g tesco which is £1 for a litre so works out at 25p to fill each time

#2 use one of the little pumps for hand washing for your shower gel as you waste less, also can refill with cheap bubble bath like e.g litre of tesco bubble bath for 50p works out at 25 p per refill

#3 instead paying out for cleaning sprays keep the bottle and mix a little bit of bleach (39 p for litre in b n m I believe) think how many bottle you could get for 39 potentially ,maybe hundreds as apposed to about £1 each !

#4 check the local super markets a bit before closing time for best before date veg etc which can be frozen etc

#5 drive in a steady fashion to avoid using the brakes so much to save fuel

#6 plan out you'd meals a week or so advance, decide what you NEED get it at the cheapest price , make extra and freeze for a later date.

#7 use on line price comparison sites

#8 BUY a toilet plunge before you NEED a toilet plunge ( even better put a mop inside a bin bag/ other bag) works better and good distance maintained

spend less on crap you dont need

Stay off this site lol. I always buy something.

I find by doing a menu for the week and then doing a list of exactly what I need saves me money. I shop in Aldi and manage to get the weekly shop for 5 of us for about £80 a week - which includes stuff for packed lunch .. also.. when I pick food up in Iceland I top up my bonus card by £1 - £1.50... have nearly £60 on it now which will come in handy for extras for xmas ... as long as I can resist the £50 toblerone!!!

If your buying budgies or parrots, don't go for those on higher perches.

If you haven't already done so, review your gas and electricity supplier, and also tv/broadband /phone packages.

Do this annually.

Save on toilet paper and only use the bogs at work.

make friends with some rich people & pop round to their place at meal time uninvited... everyday

you could also nick their toiletries when you go to the loo but that's just an optional extra

Mark2111

Save on toilet paper and only use the bogs at work.



Hmm, a lorry driver delivered to our unit the other morning and asked if he could use the toilet, he was in there ages, then came out holding his nose and grinning. I never went in there for a couple of days to let it clear then sprayed cleaner and bleach everywhere. Not funny.

DarkEnergy2012

make friends with some rich people & pop round to their place at meal … make friends with some rich people & pop round to their place at meal time uninvited... everyday :3you could also nick their toiletries when you go to the loo but that's just an optional extra



​why stop at toiletries.

shadey12

why stop at toiletries.



you wouldn't want to appear rude X)

shadey12

​why stop at toiletries.


sheesh - get some class man!

When the customer goes out and says 'help yourself to the coffee' I usually make a cup and a flask too.

If they bring out biscuits or chocolate bars even if I don't want them I pocket them all for the van as back-up.
Edited by: "airfix" 17th Nov 2016

The mother of all forker is to eat and drink less, pee and pass less stool. Those who eat 20% to 30% is OK for pleasuable experience as you don't save that much in a year, but those who eat and drink 100% more than daily body needs consistently as measured by units of alcohols, daily recommeneded levels of calories, salt....Just as starter for ten, I see so many who have a packet of crisps, a cereal bar and a bottle of pop a day.

Save on your energy bills, Go and visit your relatives/friends.!

airfix

When the customer goes out and says 'help yourself to the coffee' I … When the customer goes out and says 'help yourself to the coffee' I usually make a cup and a flask too. If they bring out biscuits or chocolate bars even if I don't want them I pocket them all for the van as back-up.


And you took offence at someone coming into your unit to take a dump?

When you buy something from Toolstation, pick up a free tea, coffee or soup X)

preecey

And you took offence at someone coming into your unit to take a dump?


Must have been after drinking a flask of coffee X)

Take your kids to Toys R Us for a day out. Then bribe them with a Freddo on your way out.

Use online comparison websites for your groceries. See what is cheaper. Amazing how
they all rip you off

One of the best piece of advice I've been given is that use of the car brake pedal is more uneconomical than use of the accelerator.
When you accelerate, it obviously uses costly fuel. Using the brake wastes that investment.
Drive so you don't have to unnecessarly use the brake pedal. Be sensible of course, if you need to stop or slow down, don't take any chances. Just drive steadily, read the road and try to reduce the need to use the brakes.

sufchenko

Take your kids to Toys R Us for a day out. Then bribe them with a Freddo … Take your kids to Toys R Us for a day out. Then bribe them with a Freddo on your way out.



Been doing this for years lol.

Predikuesi

If your buying budgies or parrots, don't go for those on higher perches.



And make sure you buy the ones that are going 'cheep'.

if you live near the supermarkets you could always pop in half an hour before they close...you wud find real bargains for best before stuff which you can always freeze as well as cheap fruits...

use MSE.

Banned

When deciding about everyday household items always look at price per kg/ltr/unit

Simples.

alirash222

if you live near the supermarkets you could always pop in half an hour … if you live near the supermarkets you could always pop in half an hour before they close...you wud find real bargains for best before stuff which you can always freeze as well as cheap fruits...


don't forget to take your knuckle dusters if shopping at store close times.
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hiding her purse once a week has saved me thousands over the years

DarkEnergy2012

make friends with some rich people & pop round to their place at meal … make friends with some rich people & pop round to their place at meal time uninvited... everyday :3you could also nick their toiletries when you go to the loo but that's just an optional extra




Whilst visiting rich friends ascertain where their spare key is, steal it and make a copy and return the original. You can then use 'your' key to gain access whilst they are out or on holiday or simply wait until they've gone to bed and sneak in and enjoy the hospitality of one of their spare rooms over night, taking care to leave early in the morning.

Edited by: "Mark2111" 17th Nov 2016

Steal people's food at work.
Edited by: "A1512" 17th Nov 2016

Eat/drink other people's leftovers at the pub/restaurant.

If married, run away and live at an airport.


Original Poster

Thanks guys lol keep em coming

Ladies - save money on eyebrow pencils by not plucking them out in the first place

Mark2111

Whilst visiting rich friends ascertain where their spare key is, steal it … Whilst visiting rich friends ascertain where their spare key is, steal it and make a copy and return the original. You can then use 'your' key to gain access whilst they are out or on holiday or simply wait until they've gone to bed and sneak in and enjoy the hospitality of one of their spare rooms over night, taking care to leave early in the morning.



​why only their spare room,
think big

Don't waste money on expensive private number plates, it's much cheaper to change your name to something like Mr BG57 RXF

Borrow toilet paper from work. If you only take very small rolls that are almost done for themselves, nobody should notice this.

Move back with ur mam

CookinBat

Borrow toilet paper from work. If you only take very small rolls that are … Borrow toilet paper from work. If you only take very small rolls that are almost done for themselves, nobody should notice this.



"Borrow"? Are you going to return it later? Urgh.

You could just bring back the empty roll when all the sheets have been used at home, & leave the roll where you took it from originally.

Always take advantage of free samples of food in supermarkets . Three visits to the deli counter in Morrison's and you've bagged a whole onion bhaji free gratis and for nothing .
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