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Save money with thrifty tips

Updated on May 9, 2013

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In these credit crunch times, we all need as many money saving tips and tricks as we can get a hold of! I have designed this lens to share some of the best tips that I have come across on my thrifty travels. I'm always looking for new ways to save money on essentials, whether this helps you save money for fun things or just make ends meet, it will all come in handy.

There's lot of different ways in which you can save money in every day life. This might be by reducing your travel costs, reducing your food bill, reviewing your bills or trying to earn a bit of extra cash. Upcycling or reusing items can also be a fun way to save money. You could also consider growing your own food!

This page will also look at ways of building up Christmas savings to make the holiday season a bit easier this year. Little ways to save money through out the year will soon add up come Christmas time!

This lens will be updated on a regular basis, so please pop by to check out new tips. Feel free to leave any suggestions in the comments box that you think might improve this page.

Thrifty Tips

Tip #1 - Thrifty Tips Notebook

Start a thrifty tips notebook. You can use this to collect thrifty tips that you find so that you can refer back to them later. You don't need to go out and buy a notebook, if you have one lying around you can use that and decorate it to make it look pretty.

Tip #2 - Start a Seed Box

Its been something I've been meaning to do for a while as I have seeds all over the place! I'm going to make myself a seed box out of an old recycled box or shoe box, with cardboard dividers inside to keep everything seperate. Seeds will be clearly labeled in envelopes. Hopefully this will solve the problem of the mystery seedlings that I've had this year!

Tip #3 - Keep seeds from your fruit and eg.

If you're short of seeds to plant and don't want to spend a fortune on them, simply save seeds from fruit and veg that you eat. I currently have a plate of about 100 butternut squash seeds on the kitchen window sill, drying out ready for storage in my seed box. All of those seeds came from one stew making session. Just shows how many seeds you throw out with food waste that you could be using to grow more produce!

Tip #4 - Always carry a re-usable bag

Always carry a re-usable bag in your handbag. It means that you always have a shopping bag with you and don't have to use plastic bags. This will save you money as some shops charge to plastic bags now and it also saves the planet too!

Tip #5 - Buy cheaper medicines

Always buy generic medicines (non branded). They are cheaper than the branded medicines and are the same thing!

Tip #6- Get cheaper car insurance

Car insurance is something we all have to pay for, but you can still try and get it as cheaply as possible. When looking for insurance look at a variety of factors. Insurance can be 5% cheaper if you take out cover without a courtesy car. Do you need one or could you manage with out it for a few days? Insurance is also said to be cheaper if you do less than 8000 miles a year, so be sure to look for policies that might be cheaper for people doing less milage.

Tip #7 - Cut the cost of buying presents

Christmas and birthdays are always expensive but there are ways that you can cut the cost. I always try to save up any loyalty points or gift vouchers that I get throughout the year and then use them at christmas. The first time I did it I covered the cost of stocking fillers and the next year I covered a lot more!

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