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We all know how necessary bills are but how frustrating they can be. We all know that, at certain times of year, some bills are more expensive than at other times. Here is how you can save money on household bills in 2019.
Consider your homes energy efficiency
There are plenty of ways you can do this. Use energy efficient light bulbs rather than regular ones, turn off electricity and gas where possible when not using it – obviously some appliances have to remain plugged in but others don’t so take them out and turn the switch off.
It is also important to consider your windows. Heating is such a big bill for many, especially at this time of year, and often you will find that heat is escaping through your windows. Double and triple glazing not only keep the heat in but also keep the sound out. Consider double glazing for homes in Worthing & surrounding areas if local or look for a reputable business closer to you. The soundproof windows by Newview Windows are great for efficiency – after all, you don’t want to be paying all that money for heating for it all to be escaping, do you?
Something you may not have considered when it comes to your household bills is the fact that you could potentially switch the companies you are using for those bills. Some companies offer you money or another incentive for switching – or you can, in fact, use a cashback site and actually earn money back from the switch. If you find your bills creeping up and not at what you believe you agreed, consider to switching to a company that is cheaper.
Meal plan and stop buying name brands
Some people consider this a bill, others don’t. I personally do as it is probably the most expensive out of all of our bills. I always take time at the beginning of the year to try to reduce our food bill down a little more, especially after an expensive December, thanks to Jack’s birthday and Christmas, of course.
A great way to save some money here is to meal plan – work out what meals you are having and when. Steve has darts on a Wednesday and Thursday night and Jack generally has a roast dinner at school on Wednesday so I know that we can all have something small on a Wednesday. The kids normally have a ‘treat’ style dinner on Thursday as Steve is out. Friday, Jack has a club so he sometimes has something different to us before the club or has something with us afterwards. All other days of the week we have the same meals. I then buy my food around the meal plan and this keeps our costs down.
These are just a few ways you can save money on your household bills in 2019. What steps you will be taking to keep your costs down?