Many of us having been feeling the pinch recently so we thought we would run through a few ways in which you can save on everyday expenses in your home, and it really is the little changes you can make which can make huge difference.
• If you haven’t done so already then look into changing energy suppliers, households can typically save around £221 per year if they switch. Check out comparison sites to find the best deal for you.
• TV – if you are paying for TV consider buying a Free View box or asking for your monthly payments to be reduced, quite often if you call the company you use and say you want to cancel your subscription they will often reduce your current payment.
• Switch off your devices, don't leave them on standby. According to the Daily Telegraph a laser printer costs £18.26 a year to leave on standby, while a desktop PC costs £3.65. The Guardian estimate that if each household was to turn off their devices they could save make an annual saving of around £86.00 per year.
• Consider if you really need a TV license, if you get rid of your TV you could save £145.50 per year and then watch catch up services on Channel 4, ITV and Channel 5. A subscription to Netflix starts at around £4.99 per month if you would like to have more choice.
• Try bargaining with your telecoms. company, and if they don’t offer you a better deal see if you can get one cheaper elsewhere. It’s a good idea to review broadband, home insurance, mobile phone and energy suppliers annually.
• Save money on water by putting in water reducers into your shower hoses, recycle washing up water and use for watering the plants. Put in a dual flush system into your toilet if you don't have one already.