By Kaya News Reporter
Thomas revealed that he spends a thousand rands on groceries and R500 for electricity and water a month. “I try and live my life as simple as possible,” he said.
One thing he does not compromise on though is his toilet paper. It’s two-ply or nothing.
For Skhumba it’s a bit more.
He coughs up about R1200 on petrol every four to five days and R5000 per month on food.
This may be a sore point for Skhumba but it doesn’t compare to the anonymous caller who revealed that she spends R10K on groceries because she buys in bulk.
Another sensible money-saving caller shared that to cut down on expenses, he downgraded from a BMW to an NP200.
Check out some of the reactions on social media.
— Tshepo Papa Shady Sekgota (@tenten_024) October 19, 2021
#ThomasAndSkhumba ive stopped going out & buying expensive whiskey. No entertainment budget for me anymore
— Zweli Majavu 🇿🇦🇪🇸🇯🇲 (@GeshGeshino) October 19, 2021
Cutting on costs or saving money is something that is not new to us. However, there could be more need for South Africans to find ways to cut back on spending.
This comes after experts warn that the price of goods, as well as petrol, could increase soon.
Some people have taken this to the extreme.
Here are weird ways people have tried to save money:
- Washing refuse bags to use again.
- Opting to not buy toilet paper. Some people use family cloth which is reusable toilet paper.
- Instead of going to the barbershop some people cut their own hair.
- Choosing not to bath or take a shower to save water.
- Putting together left-over soap to create a new one.
- Cancelling subscriptions including Netflix, Dstv and asking friends or loved ones to share theirs.
- Instead of using normal diapers e.g Pampers, Huggies – some mothers use reusable diapers.