Less common household bills
While our list above covers the most common household bills, it's certainly not exhaustive.
Beware of other costs to run your home such as broadband and TV packages as these can be very expensive and often creep up on costs over time, so it's important to shop around! If you invest in a home security system like ADT for example, this can also result in monthly charges so you need to make sure this is affordable. And last but by no means least, don't neglect a rainy day fund to cover things like home repair jobs and improvements, be it repainting or replastering!