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‘JanuWorry’ Survival Tips

You did it again didn’t you?!

You #kedecembered too hard, knowing very well that January is made up of 90 days.

You did exactly what you told yourself you were not going to do…over splurge. Now you’re broke, hungry and barely hanging on.

We’re at the halfway mark till pay day, here’s how you can survive through Januworry.

Get cheap but filling food

When looking for the cheapest foods, you will also want to consider the foods that will fill you up the most.

Cheap foods

  1. Bread
  2. Polony
  3. Noodles
  4. Soup
  5. Rice
  6. Pap
  7. Vienna sausages
  8. Tuna
  9. Peanut butter
  10. Jam
  11. Beans or lentils
  12. Potatoes
  13. Frozen vegetables
  14. Cabbage
  15. Oatmeal
  16. Yogurt
  17. Spaghetti
  18. Popcorn
  19. Broccoli
  20. Onions (add flavor)
  21. Eggs (depending on your level of broke)

Cheap Breakfast: oatmeal or Porridge

Cheap Lunch: Peanut butter and jam sandwich or tuna salad

Cheap dinner: Rice/Pap with beans.

Disclaimer: Consider yourself vegetarian for the month. On the upside, you can tick ‘being healthy’ of your resolutions list. Look at you, doing a cleanse, a detox, a fast. Good For YOU!!! #denialisYourBestFriendRightNow


Save on Fuel

Stop idling. If you’re parked and waiting, turn the engine off.

Embrace the heat. Switch-off the aircon. Running the air conditioning can reduce a vehicle’s fuel economy by more than 25%. So roll your windows down, the fresh air will do you good.

Drive sensibly and Cruise at 60 km/h. Speeding, rapid acceleration, and hard braking are the quickest ways to waste Petrol. Petrol mileage typically decreases once your speed exceeds 60 km/h. You’re not part of the ‘Fast and Furious” Crew. Slow down. Stay in your lane (literally).


Save on Taxi money

Go to work and go straight home: Don’t drop by your bra’s house. If your bra wants to see you, he can come to you.

No visiting: Stay home. Everyone is broke. Where are you going?!

Give people some space, they already saw you in December (through social media) when you were living your best life. Let me say it louder for the people who like being unwelcomed guests…STAY HOME!


Re-use and Re-vamp

Don’t throw away that tea-bag after one use, it’s good enough for two/three more cups.

The Tomato sauce is not finished. Just add a little bit of water. Shake bottle. Turn upside down. When ready to use, pound the back of the bottle for the last remaining drops.

For Mayo: Add a little milk. Shake well. Turn upside down. Then right side up when ready to use.

Left-overs: revamp last night’s dinner into today’s breakfast/ lunch.


Don’t act too good for these tips, you need all the help you can get.

Survive! see you on the other side.