Times are tough and soon to get tougher. All over the world, Covid-19 is affecting the way we eat, drink, shop, spend, and live. Some of us are finding ourselves without work, without a job, and even without homes… with all of this pressure, belts need to be tightened.
Budgets need to be obeyed until all of this is over and life can return to normal… Or at least as close to it as we can get. We need to watch what we are spending, then adjust to spend less than that… But where do we begin?
We begin with the internet, with this article, and with an in-depth exploration of the best products to keep at home to save you money. So if you have made it this far, you are already in the right place!
What to Buy to Save Money?
What are the three best things to invest in if you find yourself out of work? If you need more ways to make money – look no further!
Sugru – the Mouldable Glue/Rubber with a Hundred Uses
If you want to save yourself a miniature fortune over the course of a few months, head over to the Sugru website and stock up. This glue sets like a durable silicon rubber, meaning it is waterproof, durable, and can be used just about anywhere.
Some of the most common uses for Sugru are as a replacement for nails and screws, to fix broken hardware, repair consoles and controllers, mend dashboard dents – and a myriad of other small jobs. One of our favourites is that it can be used to mend a cracked phone screen… the single biggest cost to any new phone owner on a recurring basis.
So if you have a new iPhone and you drop it, Sugru could save you the $129.99 for a new screen plus the cost of your engineer’s time. if you use it to mend more than one screen? The savings are tremendous!
A Battery Recharger
We all use battery chargers for our phones and other technical products, but did you know that you can buy rechargers for the wall, too? Coupled with the new technology which lets you charge batteries via USB, these ideas are making for huge savings across the board.
If you spend money on rechargeable batteries and a wall charger, you will be able to use them time and time again, for any purpose you like. We suggest you start off on an AA recharger and work your way up or down from there.
If we do the maths, if you can buy a charger and two batteries for $20, and batteries usually cost $2.50 for 2, you only need to use them 8 times before they pay for themselves. If you like video games, you know the pain of running out of batteries… this both cures it and provides you with more.
Smart Meters are being touted as the newest way to save money on your energy bills – and rightly so. However, not everyone wants an outside firm having knowledge about what uses their electricity up – so they don’t trust them. If you fall into the second category, ignore the Smart Meter and skip straight to Uswitch. Energy bills can be kept low by simply switching to a different firms. To a compare on your bills and see if you could start saving right now!
Regardless of what people say – it is tough to be poor all the time. Everything is made more difficult by the lack of money, from traveling to eating. We sincerely hope we have helped you to save something today… even if it is just an opinion about Smart meters.