How many times have you realised that you needed some milk and just grabbed your car keys and driven to the shops without even thinking about it? It is easy to get into the habit of simply driving everywhere and so you don’t even consider how much money you’re wasting by taking lots of short trips in your car that you could easily manage by walking. You drive into town, spend ages looking for a parking space and then buy a couple of bits before driving home, but think about how much money you could save if you stopped being so lazy and opted to walk, instead!
By walking into town you save yourself all the hassle of getting stuck behind traffic and waiting for traffic lights to turn green. You can go as fast or as slow as you like when you walk into town and can walk alone or with other people. Walking is actually quite enjoyable and you don’t get stressed out as you do when you’re sat in a stuffy car waiting for the other cars ahead of you to move. You’re not wasting fuel while your engine’s still running and you don’t have to top up the tank just to ensure you have enough fuel to take your shopping home.
Another benefit of walking into town is that you don’t have to waste your time looking for a parking space, driving around until one becomes available. Not only is this time consuming, but can also result in you using up more fuel than you otherwise would have. Plus, if you don’t have the luxury of a car, you have nowhere to put your shopping and so when you go into the shops you know you can only purchase so many goods before having to call it a day. Your bank balance will, no doubt, be thankful for this!
Even if you don’t have a car and are forced to rely on public transport, walking into town is still the much cheaper option. It isn’t always as cheap as you’d like to think it is when you hop on a train or bus and if you only have a couple of miles to go, why not walk? Plus, you don’t have to wait around for ages or worry about missing your bus or train, thus giving you more flexibility. Overall, then, if you want to start saving some money it’s worth looking to make savings wherever you can, as it all adds up.