Work It Out!

I think it’s really easy to spend small amounts of money and forget how much they add up to – it’s certainly one of my biggest areas for improvement… For example, I worked out it costs about 17p a mile to drive our family van (Frosty). So, if I drive to school 4 miles a day that’s about £3.50 a … Read More

Quick Tip #3

Halve your meal! If you usually make enough for two adults then split it into four instead. Put two in the freezer for another time, and fill the rest of you plate with salad or veggies. The benefits of this are not just financial – but great for your health too. Buy whichever veg are on sale to broaden your … Read More

Thursday Thought 19

I’m feeling amazed by our beautiful, frugal NHS today. They have cared for my poorly little one in a hundred ways, with no cost to us at the point of use. At least 11 NHS members of staff were in direct contact with us during our late night foray into Paediatric A&E, including telephone calls prior to our arrival. The tension in … Read More

Thursday Thought 18 – update

Use small businesses and local folk – you save a fortune, have a much better service, may even make friends and learn a few things. For example… I now get my hair cut by a lovely local lady who comes to the house at a time to suit me, and for 2 kids and myself it’s £17 for really good … Read More

Thursday Thought 14

The ‘technical’ issues this week have been child related – if you are a parent you will understand, if you’re not then you’ll just have to cut me some slack… I’ve been thinking about half term on the horizon and all the free fun to be had in the good old fashioned outdoors. I’ve already waxed lyrical about how lucky … Read More

Thursday Thought 11

Hello again, must be that time of the week… It’s Allergy Awareness Week so I found this website that might be useful Food Allergies on a Budget, it’s in the US – so all in dollars but still some useful hints and tips for those that are trying to manage their allergies on a budget. We are dairy free at Frugal HQ and … Read More

Thursday Thought 10

I have the flu, it’s not pretty. However, it hasn’t prevented a bit of frugal thinking… When looking at the ingredients in the very expensive For Your Flu potions, I realised that I’m just as well to get the 32p paracetamol and have honey and lemon with hot water. Here goes – wish me luck!  

Guest Blog – Stripey Squirrel

How to give an old t-shirt a new lease of life and send one less thing to landfill! Have you held on to a beloved old t-shirt that no longer fits but you just can’t bring yourself to chuck it? Its estimated that about 30% of clothing in our wardrobes hasn’t been worn in a year so here’s a straightforward … Read More

Thursday Thought 7

Where does the time go? How can it possibly be a week since I sat at the computer? Well, I have sat here but not to do my ‘pleasure’ writing. I’ve been working on saving a few pence by looking at some annual outgoings that needed double checking. We have moved our Will, moved our accountant and a few other … Read More

Find it!

Rumour has it that we all have a bit of money that is ‘lost’… there are several ways this may have happened to you, and frankly for the few minutes it would take to check – why don’t we all do it right now! The most obvious place to start in right in our own homes, have you checked the … Read More