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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”

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 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”

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”