It's been a challenging year to say the least.
We've had to adapt to working from home, home schooling, socialising and entertaining differently, and changing restrictions across the states.
For a lot of us, it's meant increased household costs as we use more internet, energy and water at home. Just think... how many people in your house are using the internet all at one time? Yep, it's a lot more than before.
Here are five simple changes you can make to save money, if you're looking for a few pointers.
1. Find better deals on your energy, phone and internet bills.
With all that's happened this year, it's an opportune moment to re-evaluate, make some changes to those essential expenses, and put the savings towards something you've had your eye on.
The biggest way to save with your energy and telecommunication bills is to shop around and switch to a provider that offers both, with a good deal.
You can save on your internet bill when you combine it with electricity and gas with Dodo. They've introduced nbn plans with unlimited data that start from just $55 per month, when you combine it with energy. That's $10 off their $65 per month plan, along with the competitive energy rates. Now, that can make a big difference.
In Victoria and New South Wales, you can get up to $10 per month off your Dodo bill when you have both electricity and gas, and $5 per month off in Queensland and South Australia when you have electricity. There's also the NBN100 plan with super-fast internet for six to nine devices, for just $80 a month (currently $5 off for the first 12 months, offer available until the 31st of October).
If you're looking to cut down on bills but don't want to compromise on your data or speed plan, these are solid, affordable options for every household. You'll also save $120 with a free setup and modem on a 12-month contract.
There's more info on Dodo's website, so check it out here.