Ways to Save Money in 2020

Ways to Save Money in 2020

Have you set a goal of saving more money this year? Start the year off right by using these simple ways to save money in 2020. They might seem like little things, but overtime they can add up to big savings.

Skip the dryer and hang your clothes on the line

It’s easy to get into the habit of just transferring everything straight from the washing machine to the dryer but the cost of each load adds up! It’s also easier on your clothes and better for the environment. Win, win, win! Save yourself some money (and the shock that comes when you open your next electricity bill) and pop your next load on the line.

Make your own coffee

I know how tempting it can be to buy a cappuccino or a latte every morning but they all add up! If you need something a little bit fancier to get you going look at investing in a pod machine. With the savings you make by not buying a coffee every day, it will soon pay for itself.

Pack your own lunch

A treat every now and then (maybe one day a week) is fine but the weeks we slack off on this and my partner or I  buy our lunch a couple of times or more makes a big difference in our budget. If you don’t have time in the morning try packing it in the evening while making dinner.

Freeze leftovers

If you know you won’t eat your leftovers in the next few days (or can’t stand eating the same thing the next day for lunch), pop them in a container and freeze them. Saves you having to throw them out when you find them at the back of the fridge next week and saves you money on a future meal. This also provides a quick go to when you haven’t had time to prepare your lunch the night before.

Check out your local library

My family loves going to the library. My partner isn’t a huge reader but he loves to check out the comics and anime they have, our son loves the DVD and puzzle collections and I usually come home with a new book and magazine. It’s a great way to keep us all entertained and it doesn’t cost a thing! Just make sure you renew or return any items you borrow on time, those late fees can add up quickly!

I will be doing these simple things in 2020 to save money. What about you? I would love to hear in the comments things your family does to cut costs.

Birthday Freebies in Australia | clarecurran.com


What is one of the best things about birthdays? Birthday Freebies of course! I’ve compiled a list of freebies you can score for your birthday in Australia. A lot of the deals retailers offer are actually available to you a few days before and after your actual birthday, so you can spread the fun and freebies across a whole week!

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Ali Baba – Free birthday kebab
Amcal – Birthday treats
Atomic Cherry – 15% off voucher
Baskin Robbins – Free scoop of ice cream, and discount on a birthday cake
Best and Less – 15% birthday voucher
Bonds – Birthday voucher 
Boost Juice – Free drink
City Chic – Birthday voucher
Cold Rock – Free ice cream and mix in, and $10 off an ice cream birthday cake
Cotton On – Birthday treats
Dymocks – $10 birthday bonus
Gloria Jeans – Free Drink
Ikea – birthday cake treat
Jeanswest – special birthday offers 
Kikki.K – surprise gift
Lincraft – $10 voucher
Mimco – Birthday Rewards
Muffin Break – Free muffin
Myer – Birthday voucher (varies depending on membership level)
Nando’s – Free meal
Oporto – Free meal
Pillow Talk – 20% off birthday discount
Priceline – $5 voucher
Review – $20 birthday reward
Rivers – $10 birthday voucher 
Smiggle – birthday treat
Spotlight – 10% off voucher
Subway – Free lunch
Sumo Salad – Free salad
Swagbucks – Swag up for a 55 SB credit when you redeem your next gift card
T2 – free full-sized takeaway tea
The Body Shop – $10 worth of points to spend
The Cheesecake Shop – $5 voucher

Do you take advantage of birthday freebies? Do you know of any others you can get in Australia? Let me know in the comments below.

Note: Offers valid as of January 9th, 2020. Offers may be subject to terms and conditions and changed or removed at any time.