Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Ways I can save money......

Since being inspired by the thought of paying off my mortgage, my little mind has been pondering just how I can reduce the money steadily pouring out on my bank account.    I have been reading other blogs and have got lots of ideas which my lovely hubby and I are going to start doing. I am also aware that whilst I have my short time on this earth, I want to do the least amount of damage to it. 

So in no particular order, these are some of the things we will be doing this year.....

Reduce our electricity bill - bill estimate for next year is a massive 1/3 higher than last year!  Eeek!  We have an energy monitor now and I am diligent about turning off lights, not using the tumble dryer, making the most of Economy 7.  

Reduce our Gas bill - again the prices have gone up.  We had now have a woodburner, so only put the heating on in the morning when the monkies get up and again in the early evening to take the chill of the bedrooms.  My 2 littilies seem to have a higher internal temperature or something, and will quite happily sit in shorts and t-shirts, whilst hubby and I are in our thermals.    

If only I could harness their energy!!!!!

Reduce food bills - We are getting much better at shopping around and bulk buying.  Also, we now have 2 allotments for the bulk of our veg growing, we have space for salads and tomatoes at home in the greenhouse (a gift from our lovely neighbour the first week we moved in!), our 4 fat hens should provide the majority of our eggs.  We also have 3 apple trees and an old pear tree, so in theory, we could be largely self-sufficient in the fruit and veg department.   It is just a case of putting in the hard work to make it work! 

We are writing down everything we spend, which is eyeopening to say the least! 

There are so many more things, which I have pinched from other peoples blogs!  So thank you to all those out there who are constantly inspiring me.  

Happy Valentines Day all.


  1. Hope you are feeling better now!

    These are great ideas, don't forget to plan in a little frugal fun too.

    The frugal fun will keep you going and stop you from giving up when times are tough (in my experience). That way you can keep your eyes on the prize.

    Sft x

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