Ideas for Daily Living while in a Recession

Ideas for daily living while in a recession

Remember that every circumstance is temporal and things are subject to change at all times!

Take some time to find ways to make meals that will last for a few days to reduce your grocery bill

Study some information on how to cut the costs of running your home

Reduce water consumption, hydro and gas usage

Reduce the amount of gas your car uses by planning your errands around town

Cook dishes that can be used for two meals, such as dinner then lunch

Try to plan a dish that can be used in several ways and different meals

Create meals that are filling

Check every flyer and stick to one store

Park between the places you need to go and go for a walk

Plan your evening of entertainment for Tuesday dinner and a movie night

Have a potluck party with friends and relatives

Have a movie and games night with friends and family

Put your money in labeled envelope so you will stick to a budget

Don’t use credit to pay for bills or buy groceries, live on what you have

An example would be to go out for dinner on a Tuesday night then go to a movie nearby on cheap night. This will be your night out for the week. On a Saturday or Sunday night, have a few friends over and have each person bring a snack or drink to share. Play games, rent a movie or use the resources of your local library because it’s free. Read a book together, or do crafts and create projects together.

Volunteer some of your time to a local organization to help reduce their costs and give you something to do with your time.

There’s no reason to ever be bored or alone, there’s always something to do.

Only buy groceries on sale and plan meals that are filling and not leaving you hungry all the time.

Cut out or down on your goodies and baked goods. If you get a sweet tooth, have a candy. It’s cheaper and has less calories.

Learn to shop at the dollar store for groceries and every day items

Create a weekly budget for food and stick to it

Putting money in an envelope and label what it’s for is a great way to track your money and expenses.

Plan a budget to cover each and every expense that is required on a monthly basis.
Pre-plan for important bills due within three months, divide it into 3 payments before it’s due.
Don’t rely on credit cards to cover your income or basic necessiti4es. It’s only required or an emergency

If you know that your income can’t cover repayment, don’t bother charging a purchase onto your credit card. Just do without it.