How to save money at work

Most of us spend at least eight hours a day at work. This amounts to 40 hours a week and 160 hours a month on average, before we even factor in the commute.

If you spend all of these hours making smarter financial decisions – you’ll be amazed at how much money you can save!

Whether you’re an employee or the boss, these tough economic times call for tighter budgets. Here are five simple ways to save money while you’re working so hard to earn it.

1. Lift club

Consider carpooling with colleagues who live in and around your neighbourhood. This way, you cut petrol costs, save on car maintenance and reduce your carbon footprint. At the same time, you can catch up on all the watercooler conversation before your work day begins (and probably be more productive as a result).

2. Brown bag it

Instead of wasting money on cafeteria food, ready-meals and takeaways, rather prepare lunch and desk snacks at home. You’ll save a significant amount of money and probably enjoy the benefits of healthier meals at the same time.

It’s a good idea to label any Tupperware containers, snacks and drinks that you leave in the communal fridge. Why not keep a box of Tower White Roll Labels on your desk for this purpose?

If you’re running out of inspiration, club together with some like-minded colleagues and take turns making lunch for each other. This saves you from having to pack lunch every day and you’ll get to sample some interesting new recipes.

3. Save (on) trees

Protect the planet while you’re budgeting. Print paper on both sides, use scrap paper for note taking and then recycle it. It’s also a good idea to keep your printouts well-organised with a neat and tidy filing system. Tower Ring Reinforcements can help to lengthen the lifespan of your documents, prevent them from going missing and save you having to print them out again.

4. Work from home

If you are in the position to work remotely either part of the time or full-time, you can save a significant amount of money on travel costs. Your employer will also have to spend less on overheads. With advanced technology connecting people in real-time on so many platforms, working remotely is catching on in a growing number of industries.

5. Create a consumables club

If you run a small business, you may be wasting money on consumables like paper, toner cartridges and more. Why not create a bulk buying group for consumables with other small or medium businesses in the area? This can cut delivery costs and create economies of scale that could make a big difference to your bottom line.

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