Save money and keep the children entertained during lockdown
In the past month, UK Google searches for ‘budgeting tips’ have increased by 39% – confirming that Brits are trying to be more frugal given the current situation.
One of the hardest-hit people are parents; with UK schools closed indefinitely, most parents will be looking for ways to save money whilst keeping the children entertained.
So to help, financial experts, thinkmoney, have compiled the ultimate list of budgeting tips for those who want to save some cash https://www.thinkmoney.co.uk/blog/budgeting-tips-to-help-save-hundreds-while-at-home/
Cut laundry loads to save £14 per year
- With the kids at home and possibly, playing out in the garden, you’re likely to be washing more clothes.
- But did you know that washing your clothes at 30 degrees uses 40% less electricity than washing them at 40 degrees? Saving you £14 a year.
- If you’re worried about the clothes not being clean, add a cup of white vinegar to the drawer as it acts a natural antibacterial.
Dry clothes outside and save £142 per year
- With the sun beginning to shine, try drying your clothes outside.
- If you use your dryer for five hours every two weeks, switching to natural drying will save you £142 per year!
Switch off your children’s console to save £11 per year
- It’s easy for children to forget to turn off their consoles, but this can cost 3p per day – or the equivalent of £11 over a year.
Take advantage of free audiobooks and learning
- Audible are offering free audiobooks for as long as schools are closed, which will allow you to keep your children to continue with their education.
- Brainpop, Tynker and Creative Bug are all websites which are offering free lessons, too.
You can find the tips in full detail here, which also delve into further ways to save money:
- How to save £496 from your annual bills when working from home
- How to take care of your mental health without spending a penny
- How to stream (usually paid for) TV for free whilst home