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I work from home anyway, so haven’t changed too much. However, I have saved a lot on going out for coffee. As a freelancer, it’s my treat to myself – take an hour out at the local cafe after a finished project, or to have some ‘cogitating time’ before starting one.
I’ve also switched supermarkets and have stopped buying brand names (plus a lot more fruit and veg, which is much cheaper than processed stuff).
Oh, and I cancelled my Xbox Live subscription and wangled the Audible three-months-reduced trick to halve the cost of that (you can do it by going to ‘cancel my membership’ and before cancelling it gives you the option for £3.99 a month instead of £7.99).
Funnily enough, I’ve actually INVESTED in more subscriptions to save me more overall. As I work from home and am not a fan of going shopping anyway, I’ve bought a couple of those ‘£6.99 for a full year’s next-day delivery’ subscriptions for my favourite retailers. When delivery is usually at least £3.50 these days, it’s a no-brainer for someone who spends most of her money online!