We all miss getting dressed up and going out for a night on the town with our friends these days. While we are in some dark times it's important to look on the bright side of things too. One positive thing is that you can save a lot of money that used to be in your entertainment budget. Here are some tips you can follow to help save up for when you can actually go out and enjoy life again.
1. Meal Plan-Having a game plan when going into the grocery store is more important than ever to limit your contact with the outside world. But it can also help you save money. If you plan out your meals in advance you can stick to your list so you only buy the things you need and don’t end up spending an extra $$$$ on non-essentials.
2.Goodbye Starbucks- A lot of people's morning routine used to start with that trip to fuel up on a double shot caramel machiato. Eliminating that $4-6 dollar a day habit can really add up over time. There are still lots of ways you can get your caffeine fix at home. Investing in an espresso machine may seem like a lot, but will pay off in the long run. You can also keep your grounds fresher longer by getting a Sippin'It Coffee Storage Canister which filters out the harmful CO2 and extends the life of your beans.
3. You Are Canceled- Now is the perfect time to evaluate what services and subscriptions you can live without. We all love Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ etc but do you really need all of them? Also, with all the gym closures have you discovered that exercising outside can be just as good? Canceling those expensive memberships will produce big savings.
4. Romance Isn't Dead- Taking your sweetheart out to dinner or flying off to Paris aren't possible right now, but there are still ways to say I Love You. Instead of thinking big think small. Leave little notes on the bathroom mirror that list all the great things about your partner. Show how well you know them by having a bottle of their favorite wine ready to go in minutes with the Sippin'It Quick Wine Chiller.
5. Time to Grow- Discovering how hard it is to get all the fresh herbs you need for your signature dish? Start an herb garden! These little pieces of nature can provide much needed new life to a household on lockdown. Plus, they taste great of course.
These may seem like little things, but every cent can help save money and keep you happy during this time.