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Budgeting & Saving Tips

Replacing, upgrading and choosing the right products for your home can do a lot for your economy. Take part of our best budget hacks, smart products and saving tips - all in one place.

4 Simple Saving Tips: How to Save More Money

With increased prices it's important to be mindful when buying things you need, here are some tips to help you save more:

  1. Compare before you buy

    Compare and find the best price before buying, so you don't spend more than you actually have to. Make sure to check the price history to see when it's the best time to buy a product.

  2. Buy off season

    Need a new grill or new winter boots for the kids? Get these in the off seasons, then you can usually save a good chunk of money and still get a great quality product.

  3. Take care of things

    Make your things last longer with proper care and maintenance.

  4. Buy secondhand

    Buying secondhand is nothing only great for your wallet but also more kind towards the environment.

What's on sale right now?

Right now you can find plenty of deals on everything from tech products and toys to clothes and beauty. Looking for something specific? Then set a price alert and get notified as soon as the product drops in price!

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Most energy consuming appliances

There has been a surge in energy costs, so keeping your energy costs low is more relevant than ever before. These are the household appliances in your home are costing you the most to use, even when you're not using them:

  1. Shower
  2. Heating
  3. Electric Heater
  4. Fan assisted oven
  5. Kettle

Find out which other products make up the top list of energy thieving appliances.

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What's should you buy right now?

  • Summer and early Autumn is the best time to buy winter wear and gear.
  • Save energy by buying a slow cooker or air fryer as both use less energy than the oven and stove top
  • Buy high quality products on sale, this way you will get products that last longer while saving money
  • Take a look at everything that is on sale right now!

 

Most price increased products

Increased cost of living and increased costs due to shortages, these are all terms we've been frequently exposed to in the past few months but not all products have increased equally in price. We have analysed more than 40 000 products on our site to find out which ones had increased the most in price between May 2020 and May 2022, in some cases we found that products have actually doubled in price.

5 Products you should wait to buy

  1. Graphic cards (+97%)
  2. Capture & TV cards (+66%)
  3. Digital cameras (+51%)
  4. Cookers (+46%)
  5. Trampoline (+35%)

Read the full list of products not to buy right now as well as which products actually have dropped in priced.

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Tested and recommended products

Sometimes it's worth spending a little bit more on high quality products that last longer, see it as a long term investment. But it's not always easy to know what makes a product great, so make use of our expert test, where our expert product testers have tested a wide variety of products within their area of expertise; everything from surveillance cameras and mobile phones to pushchairs and lawn mowers and found not only the test winning product but also the best budget version.

  

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Saving Sustainably - Keep it Green and Save More

It's a common myth that shopping and living sustainably is expensive: when in fact, it's quite the opposite. There are plenty of ways that you can live a more green and sustainable life that will be beneficial to both your bank account as well as the planet.

3 Sustainable Saving Tips

  1. Grow yourself

    You actually don't need a massive lot of land to be able to grow your own fruit and vegetable, there are many new products that allows you to grow produce even though you have limited space. Growing your own veggies and fruit will not only cut down on food costs, as it's grown in your garden it have less of an impact on the environment and be more healthy. Make sure to grow the right vegetables for the season and read up on food preservation to really make the most of the fruitful months.

  2. Make your own cleaning products

    Most cleaning products contain lots of chemicals that are not only bad for the environment but can also be harmful for children and pets. Opt for home made cleaning products, they are just as effective and will save you money and give you peace of mind.

  3. Smart energy saving

    There is no shortage of smart products that can help reduce the energy consumption in your home. Everything from timers on your lights, to energy saving shower heads that minimise water flow to energy saving lamps and energy products. Investing in these will help cut high energy bills while also being kinder to the environment. Also make sure you are aware of which appliances in your home consume the most energy!

If you want to learn more about how you can live a more sustainable life click here

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FAQ - Common questions about budget and products

Off season is the best time to buy expensive seasonal items. Alternatively you can check the price history of the product your interested in to see when the item tends to go on sale.

By installing a smart meter you will have better control and overview of your energy consumption and which appliances are the biggest energy thieves. Buying products with energy saving features will pay off in the long run.

Set a budget before shopping, this is the easiest way to avoid spending more than you have. If a product is outside your budget set a price alert on the product and you'll get notified as soon as it drops in price.