#frugalactsofkindness

Our theme for December is #frugalactsofkindness, you can join in by using our free Random Acts of Kindness calendar with an idea for every day in December to be kind. You can switch them around depending on your situation, but they give you some starting points… We will be sharing our kind behaviour on our Instagram page, on Twitter and … Read More

Thursday Thought 45

We do the elf thing at Frugal HQ – somewhat of a rod for our own backs to be honest, but it’s fun too and the kids love it. We got our Elf several years ago so it’s now free fun! Sometimes silly is good for adults as well, especially at this often stressful time of year…

Thursday Thought 43

It’s been a much calmer week all round, and so ‘we’ have started to consider what we are buying for Christmas and lists have been created – presents, food, cards etc. One strategy we use is to stick to one supermarket and use their points scheme, this means we have  a nice sum to use for our Christmas Treat Foods. … Read More

Thursday Thought 36

Stamps! I was so thrilled to be in touch with these guys on Twitter- I remember sending off used stamps to Blue Peter as a child but had no idea they could still be recycled and raise vital funds. I would encourage everyone to do this simple thing, I know we use traditional post much less and receive lots of … Read More

Save Stamps – Guest Post

Used postage stamps, from anywhere in the world, of any age, are a valuable way for charities to raise funds. They sell these stamps, usually by the sack, to stamp collectors. Called “Philately”, stamp collecting is a thriving hobby among people of all ages. You can learn about different countries histories, culture, communications, and much more. We all receive mail, … Read More

T-shirt Re-shirt

Another great recycling project, this time with old but loved t-shirts. Sometimes you just can’t throw them away, and here are some fun ideas of how to give them a second life. This is particularly nice with kids clothes that they have grown out of, or loved items that have been worn until holes appeared… https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FMetDaanMagazine%2Fvideos%2F1966702713567443%2F&show_text=0&width=560“>T-shirt Re-shirt Show me your … Read More

Fun Bat Project

Whether you ‘do’ Halloween or not, this is a fun project to recycle some good ol’ toilet rolls – as you may have noticed, we keep all of ours to use all year round – we love bats and have a bat box on the house so you don’t have to link it to the end of October if you don’t … Read More

Thursday Thought 35

I found a port in the storm, true friendship is free and I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful friends that I can please with just tea, or a well timed hug ☀️ It has reminded me of our postcard campaign – we use the free ones from the cinema or gifts we receive and use them to … Read More

Thursday Thought 34

Today can do one! Just when you think one more thing might tip you over the edge… And then one more thing happens and you have to decide whether to laugh or cry. Being frugal for a comfort eater and shopper isn’t easy – especially when stressed. However, I’m developing a list of free ‘feel good’ activities for moments like … Read More

Thursday Thought 32

Love is free, I could have sent expensive balloons, or bought an engraved watch – but I found a heart shaped crisp at lunch and left it for Mr A with a note instead ❤️💛💚💙💜