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

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