Which is why I’ve decided to share my money-saving tips in what might well become a long-running, occasional series.
First up, sodium chloride and how to keep your salt cellar full without boosting Saxa’s profits.
Very easy this one. All you need is a son addicted to KFC because every time he goes for Popcorn Chicken or a Zinger Burger meal, his accoutrements bag will always contains at least a dozen sachets of salt.
Instead of throwing them away, simply use them to top up your salt cellar. Voila! You need never buy another packet of salt again.
This is also a good way of obtaining free paper napkins, freshen-up tissues and plastic cutlery.
The downside, of course, is having to eat KFC chicken, but we all have to make sacrifices if we’re going to get the economy back on its feet.