The lockdown has put all of us in a difficult situation. Most people are struggling to get money, and in times like this, anxiety reigns over our minds. Some of the effects of anxiety include being hungrier, and since many of us don’t know how to spend our days, eating seems to be the better option.
Since we’re at lockdown, certain things like electricity and water will be consumed more often. We must take care of everything we are spending because most people are struggling with their jobs. After all, it’s getting difficult to maintain a salary and even their positions due to the current state of society in general.
When it comes to expenses, eating is not the only thing which has become very expensive during the latest months; getting basic things is difficult too.
If you think you have been spending more than you should, we have written this post with the intention of giving you some advice regarding your expenses during the lockdown. Saving money for later purchases is important during times like these, especially because we are not allowed to go out and find ways to earn extra money.
Whatever your case is, you should think of ways which you can save money during the lockdown. Things aren’t easy right now, which is why we have listed some of the ways you can use to have a little bit more of money at the end of the week. Here’s our advice:
Make a list with everything you’re going to buy
One way to save money, not only during the lockdown but also throughout your life, is to make a list with everything you’re going to buy. It will help you to seek exactly what you’re looking for. Organise your priorities, because not everything we often buy is necessary, and we end up spending more money than we should.
Remember to give priority to some necessary stuff, for example, food. There are certain things we buy and aren’t really needed, during those cases, sticking to a list will help our finances in the long-term.
We know the struggle. You see something you like, and if you have the money, you decide to buy it. However, this is something which must be avoided at all costs during the lockdown, because we don’t have a stable income. Therefore, wasting money on unnecessary purchases will hurt us in the short-term. This includes purchasing for snacks. Before going grocery shopping, make sure you have eaten something before. This way, you will avoid buying food impulsively.
Cancel unnecessary subscriptions
During these days, the most important thing is to keep entertained. Many people have been doing their hobbies, but some recur to popular streaming services. However, being in lockdown doesn’t mean you should use all of them. When it comes to movies, series and documentaries, people commonly use Netflix; and when it’s about music, Spotify is essential in almost every device.
We are not telling you to cancel all your subscriptions permanently. You should only keep those which are used frequently to save money.
Search for offers in what you need to buy
After you have made the list for your purchases, it’s not a bad idea to look for offers. Even at times like these, supermarkets have available some cheap products, which means you can save some money.
Overall, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us, without discrimination. We need to take care of our finances because no one knows what will happen tomorrow regarding this situation. It is also important to follow all the guidelines given by the authorities, so a new outbreak can be avoided.