Use Up!

This links well with the Stock Up! article from earlier in the week (even if I do say so myself…) The idea here is a good one for the weekend, as it involves a bit of time to search the cupboards, freezer and any other nooks and crannies you might keep food. It’s very simple – one week a month … Read More

Stock up!

My suggestion for today will actually cost you more money to begin with, but should save loads in the longer term. There are a number of different ways to stock up on various items so that they cost less as you buy in bulk, lots of the big supermarkets have a system for bulk buying some products, there are also … Read More


I try to do at least one thing a day to support ‘the project’, and a really easy thing to start you off might be to look on Facebook (or similar) to find a local freecycle group. We did this and have got rid of loads of things that would have gone into landfill which feels really good and we … Read More

Starter for ten…

Brilliant fun The link above takes you to some (mostly free), craft ideas for Valentines. This will certainly be keeping us busy over next weekend,  using up things like loo roll tubes is particularly good as they can still be recycled after you have done with them.

Harsh Realities…

We’re not big on Resolutions, but 2016 is going to be a big year for our family as we navigate some changes. To help us out in the practicalities we decided to start a family project to be wiser in how we spend money and resources. You might like to follow us or share some ideas on The Frugal Family … Read More

New Blog!

The Frugal Family – starts tomorrow…keep your eyes peeled x

Happy New Year

There has been a blog break as we welcomed Baby 4 into our hearts and our lives… Now back in action for 2016 x