Energy bills – switcho-chango
There are lots of ways to save energy and reduce costs, visit the Energy Saving Trust to find out how. You could save £250 by simply completing their online energy check.
Switching energy tariff or supplier could also save you money. When it’s time to renew your contract shop around for the best deal or speak to your supplier about cheaper alternatives.
Water bills – The old switcheroo
You can’t change water supplier, but it may be possible to change the tariff you’re on. If you’re struggling with payments contact your supplier who may be able to offer you a discount
As well as looking for a cheaper supermarket or shop to buy your essentials, there may also be cheaper own-brand products that you could swap to. Keep an eye out for deals and offers, you can check them online at www.mysupermarket.co.uk, but beware of bulk buying if you don’t need it.
Planning your meals before you go shopping will help to keep costs down. There are also many websites with recipes for meals on a budget, including www.lovefoodhatewaste.com.
Check your outgoings to make sure you’re using everything you pay for, you may be paying membership fees for things you don’t use.