Oh dear. Mum got to my accounts before me (don’t worry you will be hearing slightly less of her when I move out next month).
I have managed to put off hearing what I actually spend on clothes for a good couple of years and certainly wasn’t wrong; ignorance is definitely bliss! Unsurprisingly, it was a fair amount for a poor, lowly student. Other common offenders included my weekly magazines (vital Fashion research!), 400g boxes of strawberries and my contact lenses.
So, basically, it looks like I’m going to have to go blind.
4. The wardrobe is broken for a reason; try selling some of the old garb you haven’t worn in years. If you’d forgotten it existed, you’re not going to miss it! Ebay, Gumtree, Preloved and Amazon are good sites to sell on.
5. People will actually pay you to moan; do a few online surveys.
6. Your father may be the King of ‘Meal in a Soup’ cans, you may have adapted the ‘charcoal-grilled vegetables’ recipe to plain ‘charcoal’ but you are not completely incapable of cooking. Yes, microwaving is technically still cooking but fresh food is cheaper and healthier.
7. Sign up to websites that send daily deals in your area like groupon.co.uk or vouchercodes.co.uk.
8. Entertainment is pricey; watch a busker for kicks or widen your vocabulary and save some money getting to grips with Scrabble. Try sitting at the busstop for long enough and the body popper waiting for the 184 might come back!
If you have any other useful tips for how I can survive the winter of my extreme discontent 2011, I would love to know!
Should my posts suddenly cease, all likelihood is you will find me living in a cardboard box outside the Oxford Street Topshop.