More than half of all grocery purchases are unplanned! No wonder creating and sticking to a list can bring down grocery costs.

But that's not the only way to save money at the supermarket. Over the past two years, so many people have published a lot of tips for saving money on your grocery bill.

Some of these have been obvious, others less so. All of them can help you save at the supermarket. Here are some of the best:

Craft a list, and stick to it:
This is the basic rule of shopping. The list stands for your grocery needs: the staples you are out of, and the food you need for upcoming meals. When you stray from the list, you are buying on impulse, and that's how shopping trips get out of control.

Sure, a magazine only costs Shs 5000, but if you spend an extra Shs 5000 every time you make a trip to the supermarket, you waste a lot of money.

Evaluate unit pricing:
The largest pack up is not always the most cost-effective. Shops know that consumers want to buy in bulk, and so they mix it up: sometimes the bulk item is cheaper, sometimes it's more expensive.

Hair disasters are a fact of life.

Until the polythene-bag-over-the-head look hits the fashion and beauty world and catwalks, limit the damage with some hair first-aid.
1. Be prepared: Always carry Kirby grips and an elastic band in your handbag.

So, if you get caught up in the rain, you can quickly pin back your fringe or twist your hair into a simple, chic bun at the nape of your neck.

2. Get fresh: A great fringe can draw attention away from a heedful of hair trouble. "If just your fringe needs refreshing, pull the rest of your hair into a ponytail.

Shampoo and blow-dry your fringe, then style the rest and you are ready to go.

After breakfast, lunch, and supper, your kitchen can look like a disaster area in need of federal attention.
We all know that id we leave our dishes and counter tops until the next morning; we need an ice pick to scrape off dried food.
After a long day, few of us want to spend an hour scrubbing a room that is just going to need another scrubbing in less than eight hours. Use this method to keep your kitchen running smoothly without making you feel rundown.

  • Grab all of your needed supplies together (listed below). Don't underestimate the value of this step. Trying to find cleaners, dishcloths, sponges, etc. not only eats up time, but increases the risk of distractions that let you forget what you were working on in the first place. Gather all supplies together before you begin.
  • Run a sink of hot, soapy water. If you have a double sink with garbage disposal on one side, make sure to use the disposal-free side.
  • Keeping the disposal side free will allow you to scrape left-overs down the drain quickly while you work.
  • Scrape off all the dishes into the trash. While the dishes are soaking, go through the kitchen clearing out trash from your floor, countertops, cupboards, etc.