Six Simple Ways to Save Money this Autumn


Autumn is the favourite season of myself and many others, and it’s pretty easy to see why. While the weather can be somewhat questionable at times, the beautiful colours, the Halloween chocolate, and the Christmas shopping more than makes up for that (as do the hot chocolates and pumpkin spice lattes of course!). That being said, with this shopping and the sudden drop in temperature, it can be easy to spend more than you really should. So today I'm sharing 6 easy steps to follow, if you want to save some money this Autumn season.

Cook your Own Meals
During the blistering heat of summer, very few people want to get in the kitchen and work over an even hotter oven, which often causes families to spend more and more on takeaways and meals out. Thankfully, throughout autumn and winter, you don’t have this excuse. For this reason, you should cook your own hearty foods, like soups and chillies, using cheaper, seasonal ingredients.

Keep your Home Cosy
When the cold weather hits, far too many people choose to turn on the heating to keep warm. Instead, you should work towards creating a cosier home, so you don't have to turn on the heating too early. Invest your money in rugs for the cold floors and snuggly blankets and jumpers. You should also find and block any draughts and install insulation in the roof, as this will keep you toasty without increasing your energy bills.

Switch Out your Fireplace
A fireplace is a lovely addition to any room, but if yours uses wood as a fuel source, then the maintenance costs can be outrageous. With that in mind, you may want to consider switching to an electric fireplace instead. This is a lot more energy efficient, so you’ll stay warmer for less! They also usually require little, to no maintenance too.

Start Planning for Christmas Now
Many people try to avoid “the C word” until Halloween and Bonfire Night are out of the way, but starting your Christmas planning earlier can save you money in the long run! If you start in Autumn, you have time to shop around for the best deals and can also spread the cost, so you don’t have to face a huge dent in your bank account come December. Most stores have big sales during October too, so you can get most of your presents for half the cost!

Enjoy Better Travel Deals
There are plenty of ways to save money on holidays, but one of the very best is travelling out of season. With that in mind, autumn is the perfect time to book a getaway. Most destinations are a lot quieter this time of year too, as children are back at school. Just make sure you pick a destination that has the weather you are after!

Shop for Next Summer Now
If your patio furniture, barbeque, or gardening tools were left a little worse for wear when the warm weather left us, you might be thinking about replacing them for next summer. Instead of waiting until the new year, why not buy them now? You’ll most likely find all of the garden and summer items have gone into the sale, and therefore you won’t have to stress trying to source them next year!

The leaves and temperature may be falling, but your bank balance doesn’t need to. If you want to save money this autumn, then why not consider these 6 easy steps above?

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