Shop when supermarket stock is being marked down
Buy in bulk
I bought a box of 100 Jiffy Bags for my eBay selling, for only £9* from Amazon. In my local shop one Jiffy bag sets me back around 50p! That’s a whopping saving of £41!
We’re big fans of Costco in my household. To gain membership you do have to work in a certain profession, and pay an annual fee, but to us the huge savings we make every year overrides this fee – like this 48 pack of toilet rolls at £19.99, works out at only 42p a roll
A small expense now can save you £££s later.
Buy before you go
- Disney Princess dresses
- Food and drink
- Sparklers for the bonfire
- Holiday essentials
- Theme park tickets
Buy presents in the sales
Sale prices do not not have to mean low quality.
Know when to splash the cash
I’m sure we’ve all been there; buying a cheaper item because it looks OK. but then it breaks, and you have to shell out for another one, and you regret not buying the higher quality item in the first place.
To avoid the expensive of replacing items, buy clothes and shoes that were made to last. I am not exaggerating when I say I’ve had the same pair of sandals for ten years now. Birkenstocks will survive along with the cockroaches when we’re long gone, let me tell you. Well designed and well-cared-for items will last you.
What things do you buy in advance to save you money later?