Are your essentials really as essential as you think?
Do you have a brand you unconsciously reach for when really, own-brand is just as good, but you go for the one that has the fancier looking packaging, just so you can feel a bit fancier?
Are you running a car when it’s really cheap to get public transport, but you insist on driving because you’d rather not sit on a bus with other people?
Are you renting a flat on your own, paying a lot of money on rent, bills and council tax when you could be sharing a place with friends, and slashing your cost of living by half?
Do you have a really expensive shopping habit where you pretty much live in Zara every weekend? Do you actually even wear half of the stuff you buy?
There’s this Channel 4 series called Super Scrimpers, where people share really nifty ideas and life hacks on how to live on a budget in ways that don’t require too much compromise on quality of life. This Telegraph article will tell you more.
These short youtube clips are full of great ideas…