Print Free, Almost Screen Free, Free Ideas…

I will add to this I’m sure, but I’ve been working on a list of things to do at home that don’t involve printing loads of worksheets (I do do that too, but not everyone has a printer and once we are out of ink…). So, if you need any more explanation of how these might work just drop me … Read More

Lockdown Lifelines…

We’ve been trawling around to find a comprehensive list of all the things available to help out families with kids at home for… who knows how long. I’m sure I’ll add to this as we go along. Please remember that free subscriptions won’t last forever, set a reminder to check them regularly so you don’t get an unexpected bill one … Read More

Swap It!

Today we are all about embracing change, which frankly isn’t an easy thing. I rather like living in a country that has changing seasons, there is a beautiful cycle of preparation and change as each temperature and tree slowly moves along… or maybe I’m just in a philosophical mood? In our Eco-Friendly Autumn Book we have a whole section dedicated … Read More

Summer School Holiday Checklist

I recently did a Facebook LIVE in our Free & Frugal Fun for Kids group (you’re welcome to join us!) about how I manage four kids at home for the Summer break. It’s the pinned post so you can take a look if it might help. There’s a checklist of things I suggest really help out, but of course you … Read More

How Can You Buy Electricals Ethically?

We are thrilled to have a Guest Post today from Plunc – a company that refurbish electronics, with some really useful tips for saving money and buying refurbished instead of new: 5 Things to Look Out for When Buying Refurbished Tech Electronics can be expensive. If you suffer from a tech addiction like myself, you would know that it can … Read More

How to Stay Frugal Focused at Christmas.

I made this infographic, just to keep myself focused on the long term goals, and to try and fend off the short term stress that is can become such a part of this time of year…

Why We’re Not Giving Our Kids Presents This Year… and why it’s ok.

So firstly, we LOVE Christmas here – this isn’t a Grinchy post. We love gifts and unwrapping and fun and surprises and wish lists. Over the years I have found, made, given and received some totally awesome and amazing things. One year I did a pregnancy test on Christmas morning, and put the positive test in Mr Frugals stocking – … Read More

5 Fast Fixers

I’m trying not to get swept away in the Black Friday thing, although I have checked my list of things I would be buying anyway to see if there is a deal I don’t feel will be available another time. I have a longer post all about how to manage shopping, deals and impulse buying here if you’d like to … Read More

How Not to Shop

I’m re-posting this, as I think it’s still relevant for the pre-Christmas and Black Friday frenzy we are about to be consumed by – take care out there!   With all the Black Friday chaos around today, it made me realise that so many people (including myself on occasion) feel a compulsion to ‘buy’ to find a bargain, to get … Read More

Simplyfing Clothing

This is the second in our Quick Tips series for Simple September… you can catch up with the first post on Meal Planning here x There are two more posts planned over the next two weeks, but today we are thinking about how to simplfy our clothes – both kids and adults. We have been having a major sort out … Read More