Happy Friday everyone, Several weeks ago I started a ‘How to be a savvy spender’ series. My first tip was Purchase with a main purpose, the second tip was Be knowledgeable. The third tip I want to share today is ‘ Be creative’.
Saving money does not have to be all about looking for deals and discount, you can get creative and save yourself some cash.
Everyone wants a good life, we want to live in choice area/houses, drive nice cars, go on vacation, go to expensive restaurants. etc. But then all of these costs money and learning how to get the most out of money can be difficult for some people. I preach and practise ‘living a fulfilled balanced life’,and how do I achieve this? By cutting costs in some areas so as to achieve other aspects thereby living a balanced life.
We can get creative and engage in various DIY so as to save costs. One does not have to be a creative artist to get creative. By simply thinking deep and looking around us, we can creatively cut costs.
A family friend recently visited our home and he admired the enlarged framed picture of our kids. He asked how much we made it and was shocked at the price. He lamented on how he recently made one for his son and paid N35,000 for the photo shoot and framing. Now, how did we save on the cost,we took our kids to a good/modern studio and instead of paying a ridiculous amount for the framing, we asked for the soft copy of the pictures . We then took the soft copy to a cheap studio and supervised the framing. And the end result was beautiful.
I have been looking for a piggy bank for my daughter, I finally found one at a shop and I felt it was over priced. I started researching on DIY piggy bank and I stumbled on one using a plastic bottle. I will be making one over the weekend and I will share the picture next week.
The price of tomatoes have suddenly increased by over 150%, since I am not willing to increase my budget for it, I have creatively learnt to make my stews and jollof rice with only bell pepper and habanero pepper (Tatase & fresh pepper).
As I always say, the list is endless. Are u looking for more creative cost saving tips? I have various in the different sections of this blog and even in the comments section. Also, feel free to share your creative cost saving tips.