Plastic Be Gone!

As promised here is the second instalment of ideas for making small changes to the plastic coming into your home and life… just four easy to do things that will have a big impact over time and if we all did these things the change would be much faster. If you missed yesterday’s four ideas you can find them here … Read More

Plastic Fantastic?

There is so much information floating around (a bit like all the plastic…) about the massive and complex problem of single plastic use and disposal… to be honest I got a bit overwhelmed and distressed. Watching Blue Planet I found myself so upset that it was immobilising, but then you feel as if nothing you do will help and consequently … Read More

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

Gifts That Keep On Giving…

Gifts that Keep on Giving… Part Two During a conversation with our lovely friend Lisa at Less-Stuff we realised how frustrating it can be to buy things for people who already have everything they need, so we have collaborated to bring you 10 brilliant ideas for Gifts that Keep On Giving… they help you look amazing, give your friend or … Read More

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