The current financial crisis has hit our generation hard, with many of us carefully re-evaluating our current spending habits. Whether it’s cutting down on little luxuries and treats, bargain hunting, or working on side hustles, we are adapting and making our salaries stretch further each month.
One way to save money is to embrace an extremely frugal lifestyle to reduce your outgoings and spending as little as possible dramatically.
Let’s talk through some of the extreme frugal living hacks to try if you want to save more cash this year…
Embrace Reusable Alternatives
We live in a ‘throw-away’ society, where we think nothing of using plastic disposable items, many of which end up in landfill. However, there are often reusable alternatives available that could replace our single-use products.
These items often require an initial investment to purchase, but over time, they can save us a significant amount of money.
One example is reusable toilet roll. Instead of buying large multipacks of toilet tissue every month, you could invest in reusable toilet cloth wipes.
Similarly, new parents could opt for reusable cloth diapers instead of buying endless packs from the supermarket. Babies get through a lot of diapers, so this could save some serious cash!
Keep in mind, however, that you may need to run your washing machine and dryer more often when using reusable cloth wipes or diapers. This increase in laundry and the knock-on effect on household bills is something to factor in when weighing up the cost savings.
Lastly, you could ditch your disposable sanitary products. Moon cups, cloth period pads, and period underwear are becoming ever more popular and can last for years if maintained properly.
Frequent Freebie Groups
We often hear that ‘there’s no such thing as a freebie’. I beg to disagree!
With the rise of social media, the number of freebies we are able to claim these days has increased dramatically.
Join your local Facebook community group, browse Gumtree and Facebook Marketplace, or even set up your own…