1. make your lunch for work every day
– or store a loaf of bread, butter and cheese at work.
– or store a box of cereal at work, there is always milk in the fridge

2. If you can walk or cycle to work, do it. A brisk session in the morning clears your head and is a great division between home and work. It allows you to think, problem solve, plan and mentally debrief – as well as exercise.

3. You never need to buy a book, magazine or newspaper. You can borrow all of these items free from your local library. My library uses Borrow Box app for which you need a library number to login.

4. Haircuts can be expensive. If you are open, brave and have time on your hands, a student can cut and colour you hair for a fraction of the price. They are supervised by an experienced hairdresser so you won’t be left in the hands of an apprentice.

5. Grocery shopping. If you are after fresh food, go to the market about 30-60 minutes before closing time and nab yourself some bargains.

Posted by deb_gs, 28th April 2015

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  • Great tips. Always good to save money where we can. Thank you.


  • Yes There are some really great tips. Thank you.


  • These are some absolutely great tips. Thanks.


  • I often look for mark down grocery items.


  • Great ideas. I try to keep my lunch under $4 at this moment.


  • I haven’t been to a hairdresser in over 10 years and have saved a fortune! :)


  • although I do many of these I’ve never thought about the time they start to reduce prices at markets


  • I usually make lunch boxes for the whole family.


  • And if you do buy magazines, share them with friends.


  • I don’t drive, so I walk everywhere or use public transport. I always prepare lunch for me, my hubby and my daughter. I bought CreaClip and cut my hair by myself! :-)

    • Cutting hair at home is definitely a huge saving and skills develop overtime too.

      • That’s true! With my daughter it’s easier because she’s got long straight hair, while my hair is layered and short so, in particular in the back, I don’t do such a great job! ;-) But once a year I can go to the hair dresser so he can adjust my mess! :-)


  • I also keep snacks and drinks in the car as it stops the “I am hungry and thirsty” requests for food when out.

    • I like the idea of keeping snacks and drinks in the car for children. Top idea.


  • I always have a loaf of bread in the freezer at work if I don’t feel like making my lunch at home.


  • Great ideas, number 1 has saved me heaps for those forgetful days when I’ve left lunch on the kitchen bench


  • Some great ideas. Thanks.


  • Some great ideas here. We have a houseful of boys so I do all haircuts with haircutting kit we bought quite a while ago. This saves us quite a bit as the boys hair grows so quickly.


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