How to Make Convenience Work For You
Convenience is so prominent in our lives! Food, a quick tap-tap will have food at your doorsteps in a matter of 30 mins. Laundry can be dropped off or picked up, only to appear cleaned and folded in a matter of a day or two. Coffee? You can find that on almost every corner in a major city or within your driving route to work.
For this post, I want to focus on the first part, food delivery, and restaurant dining. Growing up, restaurants were meant for special occasions, birthdays, graduations to name a few. When I started my first office job, dinners were a convenience downtown rather than eating once I got uptown. Happy Hours were a given and my bank account felt the bulk of the pain.
Here are some ways to eat out less so you can save more coins:
Treat it as a Special Occasion
We go back to basics, treat eating out and ordering as a special occasion. Limit your dining to a promotion, birthday and anniversary.
Now I understand birthdays, anniversaries and promotions are not common things. Heck, that’s like 2 times a year for sure. Another way of making ordering and restaurant dining special is to limit it to once a week. I like to order food on Fridays because it’s the end of the week and usually payday.
Well, that’s easy to say. What I mean is actually to pull in the conscience factor and order groceries to your office or for pick up. One of the reasons why I don’t cook often is because I don’t have fresh groceries...and can you imagine going to the grocery store 3x a week? Let’s not.