Making sure you’re getting a balanced diet and eating well is the best way to keep yourself fit and healthy, so limit those takeaways and junk food. It’s actually pretty easy to cook, and there are loads of free recipes online to help you unlock your inner chef.
Our top tips are:
Plan meals for the week as you spend less money being tempted by the food on offer at the supermarket.
Buy in bulk and cook in bulk. You’re going to have spag bol more than once, right? So why not cook up a massive batch at once, it’ll cost less than doing smaller portions every week. Plus the flavour gets better the second time around. Freeze the portions, then write what it is and when you froze it on the bag; seriously, this will save you a world of pain when you’re trying to work out what the food is and if it was frozen this year or 2013.
Don’t throw away leftovers, save them up and find ways to reuse. Sam’s Tuesday breakfast surprise ’19 could be a thing of legend.
Choose your supermarket carefully as you’ll easily pay 10p+ on an item from a corner shop or express supermarket than hitting up a Lidl or Aldi. If it’s not easy to get to a cheaper supermarket, sort out a big food shop with your housemates and get it delivered from Tesco or Asda. It’s dead easy as you can sort out a shopping list and then use it again and again; just don’t forget to set up a standing order to whoever is paying, meaning it’s all sorted.
Just cos you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you have to give up on updating your style. Bargains can be found, you just got to know where to look! Start with getting a few good quality clothes that’ll last, your essentials like jeans and trainers, and mix it up with fast fashion so that you are fresh and sorted for the year. Check out our latest lines, our clothes use quality fabrics, look sharp, and totally fit in your budget.
Nights With The Boys And Girls
Going out is a big part of student life, it’s the way you’re gonna meet new people, but when you’re on a budget you gotta choose your nights out, be a bit strategic about where you go and when. Weekends are pricier because they cater for people with jobs too, so see what’s about during the week as pubs, bars and clubs often cater for students.
One way to save pounds is have a pre-party at home. Invite your mates round and get the beers on the go, maybe have a game or two, watch some footie, then head out when the clubs are getting busier. Get to the club just before the ticket prices go up and save yourself an entrance fee. Or just have a party at home, everyone loves a good house party!
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