Seek out yard sales in your area when buying goods that can be purchased second-hand, or visit websites such as Gumtree or Junk Mail for used goods and furniture.
Sell unused furniture, sports equipment and household goods and save the money you earn.
Plan your meals around what’s on special at the grocery store.
Eat less meat – at least for now. SA’s Red Meat Producers Organisation expects meat prices to increase by over 30% this year as livestock farmers battle to rebuild their herds after a three-year drought.
Buy generic or bottom-shelf items at the grocery store.
Cut out the takeaway coffees at work.