When I’m shopping on the supermarket I try not to buy too many branded items because, unless they’re on special offer, they are usually more expensive than the store’s own equivalent.
Recently I’ve started trading down even more the basics range in whichever store I happen to be in. Because we live in the country, our choice of supermarket is limited – we don’t have an Aldi or a Lidle within 10 miles, so it’s not worth a 20 mile round trip. Here are some of the products I’ve tried recently – I’m not endorsing any particular supermarket, this is just where I’ve shopped recently.
I just try an item once to see if I like it. I’ve used things like loo roll, kitchen roll and soap without noticing much difference and it saves ££££s. Fruit and veg seem to be pretty much ok as well.
There are some things I just can’t trade down further. I can’t bear cheap tea, washing up liquid has proved to be a washout and I’m not sure about some liquid handwash I’m trying out.
Have you changed your shopping habits to save money? Which items wouldn’t you buy from a basics range?
Until next time, Tawney x