Happy New Year! This is the beginning of a new series of blog posts on frugal living. We’ve always tried to avoid waste and save, and have to say, we’ve got pretty good at it. We could do better though. For us, the end result of our frugal living goal this year is to dump a lot more money in our savings and pensions and to enjoy a somewhat more simple life. Ditching plastic where we can is also on the cards, as is more recycling. We will be clearing the clutter and looking at ways to save and make more money to add to our various savings pots).
Here is my first proper 2019 frugal living update.
Switching Energy Supplier to Bulb
I moved us over to Bulb Energy 16 months ago and can honestly say that I have been over the moon with the savings and the service. Their commitment to renewable energy also ticks a big box for me. I earned £50 into my Bulb account when I joined as I used someone else’s referral link. A friend later joined through me using mine and we both received £50. If you want a quote (and want to use my referral link) start here: http://bit.ly/nickibulbreferral
Frugal Living 2019
That’s pretty much where we are frugal living and savings wise. It’s only the 2nd January though so we’ve made a good start. Keep reading for further updates as we commit ourselves to spending less, saving more and altogether enjoy a more simple and frugal life.
I do love a bargain, especially at Christmas time. I picked these up last night, 3 for 2 and £5 off (I got a £5 voucher from the Tesco Orchard #TriedForLess Programme) and they look lovely!
We have a (very) early breakfast on Xmas Day and Christmas dinner at 5/6pm so for lunch every year I throw together something easy. Last year it was cheese, cold meats and what not and this year this sort of stuff. Thankfully all of the Tesco party food cooks at the same temperature so it’ll be a case of throwing it in and sitting back with my feet up.
What do you eat and when?
For more info on the Tesco Orchard Programme have a read of this, it’s a great way to try new things you perhaps wouldn’t normally think or, to do it for less and to tell others about it so they can discover new offers, brands and Tesco bits and pieces!