The coronavirus pandemic has created an uproar in the world, causing all activity to shut down, and processes to stop. Specifically things related to economy, finance and money have seen a steep decrease and prices have been skyrocketing due to the pandemic. Right now the average cleaner hourly rate UK is between 12-20 pounds. So if you get your house professionally cleaned, it is likely you’ll get ripped off for something you can easily do yourself. Besides that airline tickets have become near unaffordable with the steep increase in ticket prices, and it’s getting more and more difficult to get cheap tickets. However, the biggest hike has been in fuel and energy.
Invest in an Electric Car
Energy prices have seen an unbelievable increase in the past 2 years, and have become so required that the world is in tatters due to the lack of its supply. Cars in London were parked on roads for days in the past few weeks because none of the stations had fuel or gas. The best and most sustainable way to beat this would be to invest in electric cars. The increased popularity of electric car companies is greatly due to the preference people are giving them in difference to fuel operated cars.
Choose a Hybrid Model
If an electric car does not work for you, you could go for a hybrid car. A hybrid vehicle typically draws power from two sources Petrol/diesel or electricity. The vehicles use internal combustion engines and electric batteries to power it and is a more sustainable option than vehicles with only a fuel option.
If neither of these options sound appealing, you could always carpool, and split the fuel cost amongst yourselves. Keep in mind though, that safety is important and the pandemic is not over yet, so make sure you are fully vaccinated and wear masks at all times while carpooling. Sharing a car can save you a lot of money. It also helps reduce traffic and air pollution, not to mention fuel consumption! Some offices and workplaces have begun to arrange carpool and bus services for employees, and if you want to cut your costs this is a great way to save that cash!
Use Public Transport
Alternatively, you could employ the use of more public transport, such as tube trains, buses and underground train systems to maintain your budget and keep it from shooting up due to fuel prices. Public transport is also a great way to save time with traffic, thus saving more energy from getting wasted and saving your money.
Lastly, and the most easy thing. You could simply walk or cycle to your location if it is not that far away. This will help you cut down on costs and has an added benefit. It will keep you in shape and put in a daily workout for you that you wouldn’t get with using cars all the time.
So these are some methods you could use to save your wallet from the monstrous petrol hike these past 2 years, hopefully these will help to reduce problems in the basic economy of your home!