Britons are increasingly turning to TikTok to keep up with ideas and tactics as the cost of living rises.
The social networking app is filled with low-cost eating and energy-saving tips, and the #costofliving hashtag has been viewed over 490 million times.
Content creators share tips on how to cut spending in unique ways, like showering at the gym, charging your electronics while at work or on public transport.
Outside of the video itself, people also use the comments section of famous accounts to exchange advice and share their own tricks.
Before Oct. 1, when the energy price cap set by regulator Ofgem was set to rise by up to 80% to reflect rising costs of wholesale energy, one video showed that all electronics was recommended to charge the
Some commenters criticized the concept, pointing out that most iPhones need to be charged daily, but the original post was about “random gadgets” that may not be used regularly. I clarified what I was referring to.
While this was going on, an individual in the comments section revealed that they intended to use their workplace as a charging station for their electronic devices.
“At work, my phone is always charged…I wait until the afternoon to charge the air pods,” said one customer.
Others said they could charge the power bank while at work and take it home and use it to charge larger devices.
Additionally, gym members are urged to shower immediately instead of waiting until they get home.
The developer of this tip says, “Go to the gym anyway,” and although it’s not particularly beneficial for those who aren’t active, I’ve found it to be a good way to cut down on my electricity bill. use the membership of
One artist said he rarely showers at home these days.
The app is flooded with cheap recipes as Brits try to save money on groceries.
Mitch Lane, a father of three, has more than 1 million followers on TikTok thanks to his easy-to-make dinners at home for under £5.
His @mealsbymitch account initially gained popularity when individuals were forced to stay home with no option to eat out during the initial coronavirus lockdown.
Baked pasta, churros, burgers and chili con carne are just a few of his specialties.
Jo Rourke manages @thismumcooks’ TikTok account where he advises viewers on how to save money on grocery shopping.
She told Sky: That’s how I always shop, and how I shop now.
“I have three kids and I’m a working single mom, so I know how hard it can be because they’re under a lot of pressure to have certain things…” Balance Finding out is important, especially now.
“I think everyone struggles.” So those who have traditionally had the means to eat what they want will find themselves having to make a different decision.
Britons will be hit hard financially by the exorbitant rise in food prices, with families facing a £533 increase in annual shopping spending.
The UK is currently experiencing its second highest rate of food inflation since 2008, according to Fraser McKevitt, director of retail and consumer research at Kantar.
Inflation rose 11.6% in August, the highest since the 2008 global financial crisis.
This translates to a £533 increase in annual food costs for a typical household, or £10.25 each week.
The rise was driven by strong price increases for essential commodities such as milk and butter, up 25% and 23.5% respectively from last year.
Prices for burgers, halloumi and coleslaw are all 13%, 17% and 14% higher than the same period last year, according to recent industry figures from market analyst Kantar.
Costs associated with food production are rising due to supply chain challenges and labor pressures and are passed on to consumers.
Britain’s 66 million people will be asked to reduce their gas and electricity consumption in winter and even turn off their lights when the wind picks up, experts tell MailOnline .
Ovens, dishwashers, and washing machines are not recommended between 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM. This action could help avoid possible power outages this winter.
Schools are also considering three-day classes per week, and may combine courses to reduce the amount of space that needs to be heated each day.
Pubs have already dimmed their lights as rising energy costs hit the struggling hospitality industry. Last orders at 8:30pm and closing time is 9pm. Food service will be discontinued and the venue will be managed by minimal staff to prevent bankruptcy. Even the beer garden is closed at night to save money.
Additionally, towns may decide to emulate Germany by turning down street lights and disabling traffic lights at quiet intersections.