Frugal habits to keep up with the cost of living

I heard on the news today that the cost of living in the uk has risen by 2.3% in the past year. Food itself has gone up by 1%. This is ok if your salary keeps up with it, but I have had a paltry 1% increase this year. Heaven knows how larger families manage. So, what can you do? What frugal habits will make a difference?

Frugal habits to cultivate

How about a side hustle? There are some ideas for making extra money here.

You can save money on your grocery bill with a bit of careful planning and savvy shopping. Developing some frugal habits around your food shop can save you tons of money.

Then we have your energy bills. Some ideas that I have tried can be found here. You can also haggle down the cost of your utilities.

Running a car can be a huge expense but it is possible to be frugal here too. This is how I save money on motoring.

Do you spend too much on clothes? You can slash costs if you embrace the idea of buying second hand. I am a happy second-hand Rose.

Days out also don’t have to cost the earth. My tips are here.

This is just a quick compilation of ideas to help you develop more frugal habits. I hope they help! And don’t forget to check out my frugal recipes.

What frugal habits help you to cope with the rising cost of living?

One thought on “Frugal habits to keep up with the cost of living

  1. Every idea is useful I’ve gotten 2.5% the past two years, but health insurance increase took a large chunk, so am probably left just breaking even with inflation.

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