Our Christmas Impact

I’ve bundled most of December and even this first week of January into this one post, as Our Impact over this period is much easier to think about as a job lot.  This is how I feel we have made an impact… Recycled as much as possible with mindfulness over wrapping gifts etc. to reduce unnecessary waste – easier for … Read More

Week Four

This week we have been working on our daily #frugalactsofkindness, which we believe are having an impact on our local community and also on our family and the balance we are trying to strike between getting stuff for ourselves over Christmas and sharing with others. Some of our impact this week:   Taking some books to the library for their … Read More

Week Three

This week was a bit easier, especially as I now think more about our impact in our daily living… so this week we: Had a clear out of too small shoes and donated them to shoe aid. Re-loaned our repayments from KIVA – this is a micro loan site that allows you to support small operations around the world to … Read More

Podcast

We were thrilled to be invited to share our story and plans for the future with Kat from Share Impact. The podcast was great fun to do, and it was also an interesting exercise to speak out loud about The Frugal Family – it’s grown so quickly and talking about the future made it seem very real and very exciting. … Read More

Week Two

This week I’ve really struggled to think of something… we’ve had poorly children and not been in our usual routine. However, as soon as I stopped panicking that my ethical frugal life was a sham and actually thought about it I came up with these things…   We sorted out the Winter Box, and donated the items we no longer … Read More

Week One

We are still not quite sure how best to measure and share our impact… but let’s just start and then tweak as ideas come to us (this is somewhat of a Frugal HQ philosophy of life!!).   This week we have given one bag of clothes to the Salvation Army charity shop. One bag of boxes to the Reception class … Read More