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

Simplifying Meal Planning

As part of our Simplify September theme I’m going to run a series of Quick Tips on some of the ways we are moving towards a more frugal and low waste life… I’m going to start with one of my favourite subjects – Food! We have a one week e-course on this topic where you will get all the printables … Read More

Do You Check Your Bills?

Save Money, Save Energy Before I can start my Summer planning I like to sort out our household bills and accounts to see if any savings can be made – this is something I encourage people to do annually and if you have your copy of our free e-book you may have already started. Utilities is always a good place … Read More

Clean Air Day 2018

This post has been sponsored by ENGIE, and written by Mrs Frugal x So – who knew there was a Clean Air Day?! Of course, there is a ‘Day’ for everything it seems but this one caught my eye as we have been looking at our car use during June, as part of our Family Life theme. This theme has … Read More

Frugal Father’s Day

How to have a Frugal Fathers Day… it can be done x So we managed with the Mums to have some thoughtful and inexpensive ways to say I Love You – and now it’s Dads turn, you will see a theme no doubt and a few freebies as well x Here are 5 frugal ideas for thoughtful, personal gifts: 1. … Read More