Monday is here once again – here’s 3 of the little things I did last week to save money:
- I didn’t do my usual big weekly shop last week, instead I have been running down the freezer. Turns out I have a lot of bags of frozen cauliflower stashed away so we have been enjoying warming cauliflower soup (spiced with nutmeg) – a perfect dinner now that the nights are setting in and the temperatures are dropping.
- The weather has turned really horrible up here… we were going to go to soft play on Wednesday but instead I spent the evening before setting up fun activities to do throughout the day, which meant that the kids weren’t bored and I wasn’t driven mad by endless demands. We saved a lot of money vs. the soft play entry fee x 2 plus food and drinks whilst there.
- Speaking of it getting cold, the heating has been coming on – the thermostat has been set to 18.5 but last week I turned it down to 17.5… apparently turning it down just 1 degree could cut my heating bills by around £85 a year.