Why I Went ‘Green’…

Throughout the process of starting The Frugal Family,  I have enjoyed lots of ‘moments’ to consider plans, the future, who I am, what I’m grateful for and all that sort of fluffy stuff. One thing I have always held very dear, is my love of nature and the environment and animals (I actually do hug trees when possible) – these … Read More

Part One

Add green value to your business the easy way… With the US walking away from the Paris Accord, the environment is back in the headlines – and it’s a fast growing area of the market, with people looking at what companies offer in terms of their ‘green’ credentials. From the largest down to the smallest business – everyone can make … Read More

We Love Recycling

I’ve just had the most inspiring meeting with Belle’s Sewing – to run some upcycling/recycling workshops at their beautiful new premises. We fit together in lots of ways, and their recycling and zero waste practices are truly wonderful helping so many organisations along the way – lots more about this to come but my brain is now buzzing with ideas … Read More

5 Ways to Save Water in the Summer

Despite living on an island surrounded by water, it’s still an incredibly precious resource and yet we are one of the highest consumers in Europe and seem unaware of the urgent need to start becoming more water use savvy. So, here are 5 simple ways you can save some water in the Summer – this is still important even if … Read More

Final Frugal Cleaning Round Up

Our new series ‘Staying Sane in the Summer’ starts with the Thursday Thought tomorrow, so this is a fantastic final round up of frugal and environmentally careful ways to clean the house. I’m so excited as it’s  a guest post from the lovely Eva Brown 5 Frugal House Cleaning Tips to Save You Time and Money! Summer is here and … Read More

Guest Post – Recycled Paint!

Sort of on our cleaning theme, I was thinking about clearing out the shed (not my precious working shed obviously!), and all the odd pots of paint made me think about redecorating, and about how unlikely it was that we would ever get around to it… and then I randomly met Amy and her families project to recycle paint. Here’s … Read More

Green and Clean

Say goodbye to June… We are ending June with a cleaning frenzy… not an actual one because I hate cleaning, but all the theory is here on the website. We’ve made a few changes since starting our project, mostly in the products we buy and in the reduction in waste and water usage. It’s great for the environment but also … Read More

Water Woes…

It has been unbelievably hot here over the last few days, and so we have got the paddling pool back out and the kids have cooled off and had lots of fun soaking each other (and daddy!). But, inevitably my new way of thinking caused me to reflect on how easy it was for us to just turn on the … Read More

The Eco Button

On most new washing machines and dishwashers there is an ECO wash- it’s usually the longest programme and you may grow old before it’s done BUT it’s better for the environment because of the energy it uses in heating the water (or doesn’t to be more accurate). So… see if you can schedule your life to use the ECO option … Read More