SAVE WITH THESE HOME HACKS

All the small changes add up in the end.

REMOVE WATERMARKS

Use mayonnaise to remove watermarks on wood furniture.

Simply rub some mayonnaise on the marks, let it sit for a couple of hours, then wipe it off. Yes, it’s that simple.

PAPER TOWELS

Save money by swopping out paper towels with 1-ply toilet paper. 

At PnP: 2 Pack paper towels cost R21.99. 10 Pack 1-ply toilet rolls cost R35.99. If you were to use 1 paper towel roll per week, it would cost you R87.96 per month. Whereas if you were to use 2.5 1-ply toilet paper rolls per week, it would cost you R35.99 per month. YOU SAVE R51.97!

REWARDS PROGRAMMES

It may seem like a lot of admin to apply for loyalty cards at the stores that you frequent, but the cashbacks and rewards are totally worth it.

Stores such as Dischem, Clicks, Pick n Pay, Woolworths and Nu Metro, just to mention a few, all have brilliant loyalty programs. You could try out apps like SnapnSave, which rewards you for shopping.

UNPLUG APPLIANCES

As simple as this sounds, we always forget about plugged in appliances.

But by unplugging them you could save up to 20% of your monthly electricity bill.

AVOID HEATERS

Heaters draw loads of electricity.

Instead you could invest in a rug if you have tiles or throws to keep you and your living room warm and cosy during winter.

SWITCH TO WATER

You could cut the junk and switch to water.

Instead of enjoying fizzy cool drinks every night at dinner, you could switch it up and drink water. 2l of Coke (R21.99) vs 5l of water (R19.99): Not only do you save money, you make the healthier choice too!

SHOP YOUR PANTRY

Avoid overstocking your pantry by forgetting about things you already have.

Before your next grocery shopping trip, check out your pantry and try to make dinner around the groceries you still have leftover. You’ll be surprised by how much you could save!