Money experts explain how parents can save nearly £1,000 before the Easter break

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Naomi and Ricky Willis run the Skint Dad blog, so they know a thing or two about helping your money go further. Here’s how to save almost £1,000 before the Easter break

Naomi and Ricky Willis run the blog Skint Dad
Naomi and Ricky Willis run the blog Skint Dad

There’s still time to free up some extra cash if you are fighting for money ahead Half of Easter.

School terms vary in the UK, but most schools in England and Wales will part ways for the Easter holidays between 11 April and 22 April.

This means you have about four weeks – and another pay day – until most kids get off.

Schools in London and pupils in Scotland will close a week earlier, with the break extending from April 4 to April 15.

Children in Northern Ireland are on Easter break from April 14 to April 22.

Naomi and Ricky Willis are money-saving experts


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To give you more money to play with over Easter, we talked to Naomi Willisaward moderators Skint’s father blog with husband Ricky.

Her tips are meant to make you almost £1,000 richer in about a month.

“Easter is only a few weeks away, and with the cost of everything going up, the cash reserve in the budget for the holidays could be used up,” says Naomi.

“However, there are a lot of easy ways to free up money to use for more interesting things.”

How do you like to save money? Let us know your tips in the comments section below.

Make payments clear – £400

If you have unwanted furniture covered in dust, selling them can be a quick way to make some extra cash for the Easter holidays.

How much you can earn depends on how satisfied you are with the elimination.

However, a survey commissioned by shows some households are buying up to £400 worth of hoards.

You can list unwanted items for free on sites like Facebook Market, eBay or Depop.

Ricky and Naomi currently live in Hull


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Leave your car at home – £171

Gasoline prices are skyrocketing and the average cost to fill up a car with a typical 55-litre tank now costs £85.59.

So, assuming you fill up with gas twice a month, that works out to spend around £171.18 if you can go completely without your vehicle.

Even so, giving up your car even just a few times a week can still save you a fortune.

Ricky previously revealed how he saved £3,400 annually by giving up his car completely – including £100 a month in petrol – although this was before petrol prices started to rise this year.

Again, the savings depend on how often you drive – and if you find yourself able to live without a car, you’ll save on additional costs on insurance, taxes, and general maintenance.

Downshift your grocer – £120

Take the “Downshift Challenge” – this is where you exchange branded goods for cheaper equivalents at the supermarket – and you can save up to 30% on your store purchases.

So if you spend £100 a week on food, you’ll save £30 – over 4 weeks this amounts to £120.

If you prefer swapping food and opt for cheaper brands, your total savings in a year could be more than £1,500.

If you order your favorite brands, you can still save money by Compare supermarket prices to make sure you’re getting the best deal.

Take surveys – £100

Some Surveys are paid Withdrawals can take a while, so if you need funds in a few weeks, there are some best ways to try first.

Prolific pays $6.50 per hour for surveys usually from university studies. There is a minimum payout threshold of £5, but you can hit it quickly.

I tested Branded Surveys for the last month and although I don’t use it much I’ve made £20 off a website.

If you use several different sites at the same time, you can easily hit £100 at the end of the month.

Manage your bills – £60

Wondering the price of your bill – especially if you’re running out of contact time – can be a great way to cut costs.

Of course, haggling is never a guarantee of efficiency and you need to be polite when doing so. But when it succeeds, you will find yourself struggling.

Start by looking for cheaper prices around. Once you’ve got a better cost, call your current provider and tell them all about it.

Explain that you are not happy with their current rate and ask them to adjust the cost to a lower level. If not, and you’re out of contract, you can still save cash by switching to a cheaper provider.

Again, just be aware of the sometimes expensive cancellation fees if you’re still locked into a contract.

What? it’s estimated you could save around £725 just by speaking out your bills – to work out around £60 per month.

Start a side fun – £50

Can you make money from a hobby? There are lots of ways to get paid for doing the things you love online, from selling photos to blogging.

You can add photos to sites like Shutterstock or Alamy, and it’s an easy way to earn a bit of passive income with you earning 20-50% of the value of the image.

However, you can take it to the next level and sell your photos or drawings on merchandise.

You can sell your designs on t-shirts, mugs, hoodies, or even wall art.

Side hustlers can make you anything from £50 to £500 a month – we’d say £50 is the starting number for this as it’s likely you’ll need to hit the traction before you start making money.

The money you make is potentially up to £1,000 once you’ve been doing it for a while and if you turn it into a full-time gig.

Cancel subscription – £46

British people are average spending £46 a month on subscription services – but how many of these are you actually using?

Go through your bank statement and tick all the usual payments you have for sauna services, gym memberships, basically anything that isn’t necessary.

This includes things like TV services and even apps on your phone.

Once you have your list, ask yourself what you could do without it. Be aware of cancellation fees.

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