5 Quick Ways to Cut Your Household Spending Immediately


May 7, 2020

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Are you looking for quick ways to cut your household spending? Maybe you are looking to save more towards other costs or simply want to tighten your belt. It can be easier than you think to cut your household spending and begin to enjoy the benefits. We have teamed up with WeSwitchU to bring you quick (and easy) ways to cut your household spending immediately – and reap the benefits into the future.

#1. See What You Could Save By Switching

switching utility provider

It is worth changing providers for all your household utility bills on a regular basis. Many companies offer introductory pricing for a period of time before moving you on to regular tariffs. By switching providers, you can often avail of discounts.

We all have good intentions but don’t always follow through, I am talking from experience here! This is where WeSwitchU can help save time and hassle, and, bonus, it’s free.

WeSwitchU is a new, FREE, digital platform dedicated to saving you money on your energy bills.

Sign up ONCE, register your details on their secure platform, and they organise the switch on your behalf. All options are presented to you annually from the cheapest to the greenest supplier. This may even including staying with your existing supplier for a better tariff.

So even if you have switched in the last 12 months, register your details and save time, money and energy, now and into the future. Let WeSwitchU take on the challenge of researching and moving you onto the best package for your household. Best of all, it won’t cost you anything.

#2. Look At Ways To Reduce Your Phone Bill

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Whatever type of phone you have, here are some simple ways to save money on your phone bills:

  • Use apps to make calls. Staying in touch is important. Next time you want to make a call, consider using an app such as What’s App, Facetime, Skype or Zoom. And the really nice thing is that they all offer free video calls too.
  • Be sure Wi-fi is always on when using data.
  • Review your phone plan. Are you on the most efficient plan for the way you use your phone? Before you rush off to switch providers, remember the old adage “if you don’t ask, you don’t get”? Often by contacting your provider, (mobile or landline) they will offer you a better tariff than you are currently getting. It may mean tying yourself into a new contract, but if you are happy with the service, you won’t mind.

#3. Review Subscriptions and Memberships

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Get rid of or unsubscribe from subscriptions, memberships and services you don’t use on a regular basis.

Review everything you have signed up for in the last 12 months from gym memberships to TV channels and magazine subs and apps to streaming services.

Be honest about the value you are getting from them. Are there any you could do without? It there a better value or free alternative?

#4. Be A Savvy Shopper

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Now more than ever it is important to be a savvy shopper. Here are few ways to help streamline your shopping bills.

  • Only buy what you need. Before going to the grocery store, be sure to check cupboards for items you may already have.
  • Meal planning is a quick way to cut down on grocery shopping bills and prevent waste. Why not download our free 14 day meal plan shopping list?
  • Shop with a list. Not only will you save money, but you will be in and out of the shops much more quickly too.
  • Consider own brand products. All the large grocery stores have own brand products. By switching to them you could save considerably on your household spending without compromising on quality.
  • Leave the kids at home! This one might be controversial, but pester power can put pressure on you to buy things you don’t need!

#5. Get Everyone Onboard With Energy Efficiency!

energy activities for kids

Have a plan of attack to reduce your energy bills. This means getting the whole family onboard!

If your home is anything like mine, I often wonder why turning out lights when you leave a room is such a difficult concept to grasp. (And I am not just talking about the kids on this one!)

Here are some quick wins that are super easy to implement, for short and longer term savings benefits.

  • Change light bulbs. Replacing older bulbs with more energy efficient ones will decrease your electricity bills by up to 20% annually
  • Turn off and unplug. When you leave a room, turn the light off. Unplug chargers, TV’s and anything that uses a standby mode when not in use.
  • Lower the temperature. Even turning down your thermostat by 1 degree can make a difference your energy bill.
  • Wash when full. From the dishwasher to the washing machine, only run on full loads.
  • Line dry. When the weather is good, use a clothes line to dry clothes rather than the tumble dryer.
  • Fill that freezer. Freezers are more efficient when full. Next time you are making a family meal, make more and freeze. This will not only make your freezer run more efficiently but will free up time for you too!
  • Switch and Save. Get WeSwitchU to help with this one! Their free service will save you time and money every year on your home electricity and gas bills.

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