This is a time of economic uncertainty. The whole world is wondering how long the dark cloud will remain and when the recovery can begin in earnest. People are losing their jobs and closing their businesses. In the meantime, the best way to cope is to reduce spending and stretch remaining resources. Here are some ideas on ways to help during Covid-19 for the household:
Shop Less in Bulk
You should try to lessen your shopping days to lower the chances of spending money unnecessarily. Instead of fighting off temptation, just arrange your life so that you won’t even be tempted at all. If you used to get your groceries once a week, then consider revising this to every two weeks or even once a month. This will require a greater amount of planning which can be a good thing. Buy in bulk and save money in the process. You will also save time while reducing your possible exposure to infection.
Avoid Non-essential Sale Items
If you are in a store and you find incredible discounts, try to stop yourself from buying the sale items unless you really need them. You might think that you are saving lots of money by taking advantage of the discount but you will only end up spending more than you planned. Unless the items are already on your list, ignore them. This can be difficult since we are conditioned to think that this is a great opportunity but we really have to question the end result.