During this quarantine period, there is a lot of uncertainty in the air. From those who have had to shut down their businesses for the foreseeable future to people who have lost their only source of income, quarantine has been hard on all of us. If you are looking for a way to save money during isolation at home, there are plenty of different things you can do. While you have some more free time you might want to learn a new skill or two and share them with the world or perhaps sell some of your old things.
Save Money During Isolation
Today we are going to show you how to save money during isolation to ensure you remain financially stable in the months to come.
Create a Skillshare course
One of the things you could do with your new found time at home is create a course for others to follow on skillshare. We all have talents and skills to share with the world and from business to writing to art, you can teach others the things you are great at and make some passive income in the years to come!
If you have never considered freelancing up to this point, now is the time for you to get searching. Freelancer and Upwork are just 2 of the sites you can explore for freelancing opportunities and connect with people from all over the world and offer your services. If you can’t find the right jobs for you, check out Fiverr for more unique choices.
Search for vouchers
Vouchers for food and essential items are in more need than ever right now, and although your supermarket might have some vouchers to help you save money, websites such as Netvouchercodes.co.uk offer a whole extra range of offers for you to take advantage of. Before you make any purchases during this quarantine period make sure that you check out these sites for the latest deals.
Clear out your direct debits
It is very likely that over the years you have joined accounts and memberships for a whole myriad of things, and because of the hectic nature of our lives, you may have not checked up on your direct debits in a long while meaning you may be making monthly payments to things you don’t even need or care about! Take time this week to look through your bank statement for the last few months and start cancelling things you don’t need. It will be cathartic and you may save yourself a lot of money in the long run without even realising!
Quit the gym!
Like Chandler tried and failed to do several times, it’s time to quit the gym. What is the point of having a gym membership if you never go out of the house?! Now is the perfect time for you to quit the gym for good and start looking on YouTube for helpful workout videos and programmes such as PE with Joe and others. Make it habit to do a 15-30 minute workout every day and you will feel the benefits without spending all of your money!
Sell old clothes online
One job you can stop putting off now that you are at home is clearing out your wardrobe. Most of us hoard and collect clothing like magpies collecting shiny things, and it means that after a few months your cupboards are literally overflowing with items. Take the opportunity this week to clear out your old clothes, and then sell them on eBay to someone who will actually use them! It will make the house feel cleaner and your wallet fatter.
Grow vegetables at home
Shopping has been hard for everyone during this lockdown period, and that’s why anything you can do to save venturing out is a bonus. One way to save on food as well as eat healthier is grow vegetables on your balcony or in your garden. There are loads of easy to grow vegetables that you can try and they will save you a ton of money on your food shop.
Uninstall your shopping apps
STOP. SHOPPING. ONLINE. We know it’s hard to resist the lure of 50% off at ASOS when we are stuck in the house, but do you really need any more clothes? Before you spend all of your money on random items and home decor this quarantine period, take the initiative to delete the apps off your phone. If you can’t see the apps as you open up your phone you are less likely to browse and spend!
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Great, practical advice, that may help people think towards the future and not just the present.
Those are some really great tips. This is a time to save money. It can be hard to come by and there’s too many temptations too. Thank you for sharing these tips.
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I was lucky enough to get a refund from the gym after paying upfront for the year!
That’s great. Glad that worked out for you.