We all know how difficult it can be to get back on track with your finances in the new year. January is often a write off and February is the time where we can really take a look at our finances and see where we stand.
Today we want to take a look at some of the ways that you can save money in February to get back on track with your finances and ensure that you stay where you need to be. Use these simple tips this month and make the most of saving some money.
Use food scraps
It is important when looking to save money that you don’t throw away lots of food each week. Food is such an important thing and many of us take it for granted. However, when trying to save money you should always try to use every bit of food you can and stretch out your meals for the week. For example when cutting up vegetables don’t throw away the scraps – use them to make a stock that can also be used for things like risotto and soup. If you have some random veggies leftover in the fridge at the end of the week; use them to make a curry. Don’t waste good and make sure to get the most out of your weekly shop.
Eat smaller meals
One way to help you save some money as well as lose some of those winter pounds is to eat smaller meals each day. If you are looking to make your food last longer, you can use a smaller portion of your favorite meals and use the rest either for the next day’s lunch or freeze a portion for use later on. It is a great way to ensure that you don’t overeat and that you can save some money on your next shopping trip.
Rid yourself of clutter
One simple way to save some money is to sell some of your old furniture and clothes and make a little extra money to support your bills. There are a lot of ways to rid yourself of clutter in your home as well as in your life; and you could also consider things such as visiting a divorce solicitors for a toxic relationship or quitting a job that just doesn’t pay you enough for your work. Decluttering your life in any of these ways can save you money and improve your financial prospects.
Stop spending online
Now is the time to go through your phone and your tablet and delete online shopping apps. When stuck at home in lockdown especially it is all too easy to scroll through our favourite online shopping apps and mindlessly order things. We’ve all been there and have a wardrobe full of random dresses to prove it. Now is the time to delete all of these apps and avoid the temptation all together.
Use these simple tips to help you save money in February and instil better habits for the future.