Over the past 6 months the most commonly used word from Iceland to Australia and the most searched word overtaking Paris Hilton, Obama and Osama is none other than RECESSION. Everyone is obsessed and opinionated on basic concepts like Unemployment to complex theories like economic cycles. Personal opinions with exaggerated figures and mind blowing statistics are the order of the day.
Some people take it to the next level by advising on recession friendly business ideas and dissecting theories floated by world renowned economists. Adding to the confusion and expert ism i have come up with my own list of money saving ideas for recession.
wash your own clothes for a change, mess up yourself with all the detergents and foamy soaps, operating washing machines and fiddling with heavy iron boxes. This cost saving activity has an added benefit of fat burning, you can burn an average of 200 calories. this practice can save you 200-250 dhs per month.
This is a very adventurous idea and can be advised only for the strong hearted survivors. You will have to cope with eating burned rice and spoiled curries till you gain expertise on cooking edible food. The added benefit for this practice will be the empathy and gratitude you develop towards your Mom for cooking all those delicious meals. Cooking can be a very good hobby for foodaholics (like me and my friends) who have the knack for appreciating good food. Here you can save anything from 400-1,000 dhs depending upon your choice of eateries.
Self Car Washing
I know it is very nice and relaxing to go through the automatic car wash assembly lines, the sprinkling water, gushing foam and thrusting air, it is a beautiful experience. All ardent car lovers will agree with me on this, it is a great feel to wash your own car, its like nursing your own baby, caressing its contours and brushing away minuscule dirt marks, you become one with the car (i know iam over doing it). This belongs to the first category of fat burning with higher chances of calorie destruction (upto 400 Calories) and a cost saving of 100 Dhs. per month.
For the dummies on Internet calling VOIP stands for voice over Internet protocol and is the economical version of calling through the net to phones abroad and back home. This method of calling is highly economical if you are ready to forgo the temporary glitches and echoing pleasantries. If you are married or engaged and cant bear the grief of distance then this is a perfect way to blabber sweet nothingness over hours and hours. The average saving can be from 500-2500 depending upon your purpose and duration of flirting. VOIP calling is not legal in UAE and we do not promote using VOIP there .
This might be small individually, but if you can implement all of these you can save a n average 2000-2500 Dhs. per month. This is not rocket science and advanced molecular physics, you don't need a passing blogger's direction to identify this, but the secret is in implementing it. like they say the smallest action is far more powerful than the biggest dream.