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Cheap Party Favour Idea: With FREE Printable

Are you planning a kids party? Wondering what party favours won’t break the bank, but will keep everyone happy? Why not hand out popcorn cup/baggies? Popcorn is great because you can buy or make large quantities inexpensively. Disposable cups or cellophane / paper bags work well, and for that finishing touch, why not add oneContinue reading “Cheap Party Favour Idea: With FREE Printable”

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Are You Prepping for Winter 22?

I am very aware of the energy price cap increases and how this will make winter particularly hard (UK). I have been gathering up some things and prepping for winter to lower our electricity usage where possible: Tips: Warm Yourselves Before Your Rooms Can you add layers and try to keep yourself warm before turningContinue reading “Are You Prepping for Winter 22?”

Sourcing Back to School Supplies

The start of the school term is fast approaching (UK) and for many it can be an expensive time. I am all for keeping back to school costs low, and here is how I suggest to do it: Gather What You Have Shop your house first. Check your stationery supply, and see if old uniformsContinue reading “Sourcing Back to School Supplies”

7 Grocery Shopping Mistakes

With the cost of living crisis fully raging, we all need a little help to curb costs where we can. Groceries can be a huge expense if you’re not vigilant with your spending. Here are my 7 grocery shopping mistake to avoid! Not Working Out the Price Per Unit Divide the price by the unit/Continue reading “7 Grocery Shopping Mistakes”

The Stigma Around Buying Second Hand

With people being more environmentally conscious and looking to live more sustainably, the world is slowly moving toward being more frugal in the way we buy i.e. buying second hand over new items. However, there is definitely still a stigma around buying second hand items. Where does this stigma stem from? I believe that theContinue reading “The Stigma Around Buying Second Hand”

Using Toilet Rolls as Starter Cells

Did you know that you could use toilet rolls as seed starter cells? The shop bought ones can be pricey, and if you are planning on starting lots of seeds, this recycled version may work out better for you. All you need to do is cut the rolls in half and layer them in aContinue reading “Using Toilet Rolls as Starter Cells”

No Spend January

After a heavy financial month in December and with the goal of buying a new-to-us car at some point in 2022, we are kicking of 2022 with a ‘No Spend January’. What is a No Spend Month? A no spend month is a month where you set yourself the challenge of not buying anything andContinue reading “No Spend January”

Super Simple Halloween Costumes on a Budget

Halloween costumes can be really pricey, especially if you have multiple children. Here are some of my ideas for cheap, easy to make costumes. You can find a video tutorial for these costumes on my YouTube channel: Budget Costumes Crazy Scientist Old white shirt Fake blood Crazy hair (hair gel) Glass jar Fake fingers FoodContinue reading “Super Simple Halloween Costumes on a Budget”

Pillowcase Costume Ideas for Kids

The purpose of the following pillowcase costumes is to be easy to make (no sew) and affordable for all. I have used white pillow cases, but you can make what you have work for you. If you don’t have any old pillowcases at home, you can thrift some second hand inexpensively. You can watch myContinue reading “Pillowcase Costume Ideas for Kids”

Saving Money on Professional Hair Cuts

I have titled this post using the word ‘professional’ because many people think being frugal is cutting out all unnecessary costs and that hair cuts is one of them, so they do DIY cuts at home. I believe being frugal is being wise with your money and making it stretch for the things you want/Continue reading “Saving Money on Professional Hair Cuts”