So January is over - thank god . It definitely does seem like the longest month  doesn’t it?. Did anyone try and do the no January spend and fail? :)

This year I have definitely vowed to try and cut down on spending and definitely try and save the pennies and pounds - especially with having three children.

The year can get really expensive with three to always buy for . I thought I would share with you some of my tips that are definitely going to help me cut back and save this year .

Meal Plan
Meal planning definitely saves us a lot of money on our weekly shop . Take a pen and paper and go around the cupboards and freezer and write out what you already have in , what you fancy making and what you need to buy to complete your meal plan for the week.

We have saved £40 a week on our food shop doing this , and the money goes straight into our savings box.

Shop Around
when that  time comes that your washing machine breaks or your vacuum decides to give up on you and your desperate to purchase a new one , definitely shop around before you pick up the first one you see .

Uk deals and giveaways actually post in-store deals from shops like bandm , which is a place I love to grab a bargain from . So definitely check them deals out when you are  on the look out for a new gadget but don’t want to pay the earth for .

Start Christmas Early
They also have some Crazy clearance deals regularly, so if you’ve got 5 minutes, pop the kettle on and definitely have a nosey . You might pick up some of the kids birthday presents and Xmas bits  in advance , plus for a really great price! .

Knowing you’ve got them special days covered early really does make such a difference and you can sit back and relax rather than worry if you can afford them closer to the time .

All that stuff you have laying around . Maybe you have packed them up in boxes in the attic. The black bags of old baby clothes that you say you are going to get rid of soon. Put it all on eBay and make some money.

Book yourself a stall at the local carboot sale and have a morning of it . We do this regularly and can make £100 , just buy  selling all the stuff that we don’t want and is just gathering dust at home .

Holiday Deals
Holidays can be such an expensive experience- especially if you do have children. Definitely look for the deals that come up. There are so many different deals and offers held throughout the year .

Fancy finding an International return flight for as little as £10? , it can be done . I love little getaways too so maybe plan some little holiday trips and make even more memories with the kiddies that way.

I hope this post has inspired you to save and find all them deals for best year yet :)


  1. Great tips here for saving for the whole year, food shopping and preparing early for Christmas are the two main ones for me

  2. I actually just booked a flight for £9, it's incredible the offers Ryanair is having at the moment. It's been ages since I got such a good price.

  3. Great tips here. This time of year can be so hard to build the finances up after Christmas. I also have all of my children and partners birthdays in Jan and Feb!

    Meal planning and swapping your shopping habits really help me x

  4. Meal planning, along with bulk grocery shopping, can save a lot of money. If I don't meal plan then I forget to take something out and have to run out and it costs more that way.

  5. January is so long! We definitely need to save money this year as I'll be on maternity leave and losing some pay. Meal planning is definitely something I need to be more organised with!
    C x

  6. January was so long, wasn't it? I couldn't wait for it to be over! These are great tips Kira. I try and start getting bits and bobs for Christmas well in advance and it helps spread out the cost a lot. Also, Morrisons has the saver stamps, and last year was the first one I used them and it was brilliant! I am definitely doing it again this year.

  7. I find meal planning really helps save money and there is less waste too

  8. Meal planning is so important, I do it every week and it means I have a list and only buy what we need for that week. Christmas planning is such a good idea as well. We're saving some money every week to make sure next Christmas isn't too painful x

  9. It sounds crazy but my mum has always sworn by starting her Xmas shopping in the January sales, she saves so much money this way every year.

  10. Kristine Nicole Alessandra6 February 2020 at 23:54

    These are all great ways to save! I always do my Christmas shopping early. When I find out about a sale, I check if there are items there that I could get and give as a gift for a loved one on Christmas. I start as early as June! Doing my shopping early reduces stress and it lets me avoid that mad crowd doing last minute Christmas shopping.

  11. Great tips, me and my husband are trying to save this year as we hope to buy our first home in the not too distant future. Meal planning has been a big one for us as not only has it saved us money but we have had much less waste too! We also saved up our Tesco Clubcard points to take a big chunk of money off our summer holiday as you can sometimes triple their value!

  12. I love to save where we can so I do all these tips. Including starting m6 Christmas shopping the Jan before! Lol Mich x

  13. I really need to clear out lots of the children's old toys and clothes, I'm hoping to do a few car boot sales to gain some extra cash

  14. Those are some wonderful tips to keep in mind. I definitely need to sell some of my stuff as they are quite piling up especially those I don't use that much.


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