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Frugal Food: Trying It Out

I have decided to post when I try out a new, frugal recipe idea that worked for me and where you can find the recipe. This past week was half-term holiday for my daughter, and I knew my grocery bill would increase. To try and minimise that I searched for some treats/snacks that can beContinue reading “Frugal Food: Trying It Out”


10 Ways to Update Your Wardrobe on a Budget

Are you bored of your wardrobe and the repetitiveness of wearing the same clothes on a loop? Are you worried about the cost of updating your wardrobe? Don’t be. I have ten tips on how to update your wardrobe on a budget. There’s nothing better than wearing something that makes you feel happy… okay, maybeContinue reading “10 Ways to Update Your Wardrobe on a Budget”

15 Items to Repurpose into Planters

Do you want to liven up the garden, but don’t want to splash the cash on planters and pots? I’m here to tell you it can be done. You may have a potential planter sitting in the garage, or be able to pick something up for free that someone is throwing out. Giving items aContinue reading “15 Items to Repurpose into Planters”

How to Host a Toy Swap Party

Believe me when I say that this might be your new favourite party to host. It’s cheap to host, you get rid of those ‘no longer played with’ toys, and your child gets some newbies for free. When I started writing my post on hosting a book swap party, I started thinking about more waysContinue reading “How to Host a Toy Swap Party”

How to Save Money When You Are Skint

You want to save money, but can’t see a way when you’re living paycheck to paycheck, right? Once the bills are paid and you get the dreaded final sum of how much money you have left for the month, it can be hard to see how you’ll ever accumulate any savings. I’m not here toContinue reading “How to Save Money When You Are Skint”

15 Rainy Day Family Activities on a Budget

When the weather is bad and the kids are bored, it is easy to jump in the car and head to the cinema, soft play etc. All these activities can be pricey, and can also get repetitive. As a family, we have experience in entertaining kids on a budget, and I have put together aContinue reading “15 Rainy Day Family Activities on a Budget”

10 Things I Didn’t Bother Buying for Baby Number 2

Let’s be honest, being first time, expectant parents is daunting. The best way to make it less so is to be prepared, and with that in mind, we buy everything we could possibly need for our bundle of joy’s arrival. I did the same. I spent money where I now know I didn’t need toContinue reading “10 Things I Didn’t Bother Buying for Baby Number 2”

How to Host a Book Swap Party

Yes, book swap parties are a real thing! I got invited to one, and I want to share the brilliance with you. I think the concept behind these parties fits excellently with Sensibly Frugal Living’s message: you don’t have to spend a fortune to have fun, and second hand should not be scoffed at. WhatContinue reading “How to Host a Book Swap Party”

50 Simple Ways to Save Money | Life on a Budget

Living within your means and cutting costs doesn’t have to be hard work. If you look at where the money goes within your household, you can find ways to cut back or be more energy efficient. The little things do make a difference, and pennies really do lead to pounds. I have compiled a listContinue reading “50 Simple Ways to Save Money | Life on a Budget”

10 Tips for a Buffet on a Budget

Some occasions in life need celebrating: birthdays, christenings, anniversaries to name a few. Get-togethers are about the company and… the food. It is much cheaper to prepare your own buffet than to have a venue or outside caterers provide the food. Even then, a buffet can become costly. Fear not, I have put on manyContinue reading “10 Tips for a Buffet on a Budget”