DIY Drawer Organiser

DIY drawer organiser tutorial. You can create beautifully organised drawers without spending a penny. Get Organised | On A Budget | How To | Tutorial | Frugal Living |
It’s perfectly possible to organise your home on a budget.

Clutter. Junk. Stuff. We all have it. I know there is a lot of excess in our home that I’m constantly trying to cull and I’m sure your house is exactly the same. You may have seen my guest post on the Lylia Rose blog about how you can make money by selling all your excess in various ways.

But today, I’m working on the assumption that you’ve culled your excess already. And what you need to do now is organise what’s left.

 

What’s in your junk drawer?

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No Need To Buy Any More Ink For 4 Years With The EcoTank Printer!

 

Save money on printer ink with an Epson Ecotank. No need to buy any more ink for 4 years! Printer | Ink | Printer Ink | Save Money | How To | Reduce Costs | Ecotank | Epson | Frugal Living | Frugal Family |
No more frustration with ongoing ink cartridge costs!

With so many ‘paperless’ options these days, from bank statements to shopping receipts, a lot of information that would’ve previously been in paper form is being stored online. This is great for lots of reasons. But sometimes you really want to have a hard copy printed out.

We went away on holiday this summer and I printed out everything before we went. The boarding passes, car hire information, directions to where we were staying etc etc. It’s so handy having a paper copy in these situations, in case you can’t access your phone or there isn’t any Wi-Fi available when you need it.

One thing that used to really annoy me about printing from home is that I’d end up spending a silly amount on ink. And because we don’t print a huge amount, the ink would often dry up or one colour would run out before the others. This meant I was almost needing to replace the ink cartridge every time I wanted to use the printer (ok, that’s an exaggeration but you get the idea!)

 

Is a bargain printer really a bargain?

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Protect Yourself from Card Skimming with this One Little (and cheap!) Addition to Your Wallet

Protect yourself from card skimming with this one little addition to your wallet. It's also really cheap! Card Skimming | Card Skimmers | Scammers | Scamming | How To | Protect Yourself | Protect Your Card | Protect Your Details | Frugal Living | Protective Sleeve | Card Protection | On A Budget | Budget Answers | Skimming App
Don’t be caught out, this little addition could save you thousands!

Today’s post is a nice short one, but it’s probably the most important post you will read today! That’s if you want to learn how to keep your card details from being stolen from sneaky skimmers of course (which I’m sure is all of you!) i’m going to start with the bad news, but don’t worry, the good news does come if you keep reading to the end…

If you’re anything like me, then your bank cards are probably one of the most used items you possess! They take a hit anywhere and everywhere, it’s very rare these days to find a shop that doesn’t accept plastic as a form of payment. You can pay for everything from milk to a haircut with that little piece of plastic! It’s amazing isn’t it. And contactless cards have made it even easier for us to flitter away our cash.

 

Think your bank cards are safe in your wallet? Think again. #cardskimming #protectyourself Click To Tweet

 

It’s easier than you think for someone to get hold of your card details

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Top 5 Budgeting Apps

Need an app to track your spending? Here are my top 5 recommendations. Budgeting | Budgeting App | Top Apps | Frugal Living | Finances | Spending | Take Control | For Mums | For Families |
Start using one of these top budgeting apps today and see how much you could save.

If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you’ll know how big an advocate I am for tracking your spending. I’ve written about it here and even provided you with your own printable budgeting worksheets to get you started. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it in numerous emails to you too. (If you don’t already get my emails then you can opt-in anytime using the form at the bottom of this post. That’ll also get you instant access to your budgeting worksheets too!)

Do you find it difficult to stick to a budget? Find yourself overspending and not sure where all your money has gone? Then you’re in the right place, because today I’m talking about budgeting apps.  Continue reading “Top 5 Budgeting Apps”

Disposable vs Cloth Nappies – which is the best option for you?

Cloth vs disposable nappies, which are the best option for you. Find out the pros and cons of both in this full comparison review. Nappies | Diapers | Best | Option | Comparison | Pros | Cons | Cloth | Washable | Reusable | Disposable | Storage | Washing | Accessories | Verdict | Cost | Saving | Frugal Living | Parenting | Families
Work out which nappies suit you best.

Are you a mum (or about to become a mum) and are wondering about what kind of nappies to use? It’s something I never really thought about when my first baby was born. I only knew about one option so that’s what I went with. I stocked up with what I thought was a phenomenal amount of disposable nappies, which suddenly disappeared within a week!

Phew, what a lot of pooping babies do! I was not at all ready for it!

I seemed to be firing through hundreds of nappies at every bat of an eyelid, with the cost rapidly mounting.

 

What’s the alternative?

When I say I only knew of one option for nappies, that’s not technically true. I did know about cloth nappies. But my knowledge was limited to “Those flimsy white wrap things that get covered in poop and require your washing machine to be constantly running.”

So I continued with disposables for several years, putting the mounting cost down to a necessary baby expense.

Until, one day, a friend introduced me to modern cloth nappies. So I decided to put them to the test. Could these be a frugal alternative to disposables I could manage? Continue reading “Disposable vs Cloth Nappies – which is the best option for you?”

DIY Drain Cleaner

DIY drain cleaner, easy, cheap and more effective than the expensive store-bought ones. Every mum needs to know this! Homemade | DIY | Cleaner | Home Made | Easy | Recipe | Sink | Kitchen | Bathroom | Frugal Living
Only 1 ingredient needed from your cupboard!

Hands up who else hates forking out money on expensive drain cleaners? It used to be one of my biggest bug bears. One of those necessary purchases that I just didn’t want to waste money on, when there are so many other things I could be spending that money on instead…fun things!

I say it used to be a bug bear of mine because I recently discovered a very easy, very effective way to clear blocked sinks without having to spend a single penny… Continue reading “DIY Drain Cleaner”

Ultimate Guide To Setting A Budget (with FREE printable budgeting worksheets!)

Learn exactly how to set a personalised budget tailored to you. Frugal Living | Budget | Budgeting | Set A Budget | Free Printable | Free Printables | How To | Guide | Tips | Personal Finance
Learn exactly how to set a personalised budget tailored to you.

Setting a budget. That word ‘budget’ appears all over the place, including in most of my blog posts. You probably know that you need to have a budget, but maybe you’re not really sure how to go about actually doing it? The purpose of my post today is to help get you started with how to set your budget. It’s really easy once you know how… Continue reading “Ultimate Guide To Setting A Budget (with FREE printable budgeting worksheets!)”

5 Top Toddler Garden Play Ideas (and they’re all FREE!)

Need to entertain the kids for free? Here are some top garden play ideas that will cost you nothing at all. Garden | Play | Fun | Activities | For Kids | For Toddlers | Free | Outdoor | Summer | Ideas
Make the most of the summer by getting outside and enjoying some garden fun.

Summer is here which means more sunshine (hopefully!) and more time spent outside. Yay! If you’re anything like me and are ‘solar powered’ then this is a great time of year. Lots of fresh air and sunshine makes for a happier version of me.

 

Summer holidays can be expensive

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6 Top Budget Toddler Gifts

Need a great gift for a toddler? On a budget? Here are my top recommendations. Gifts | For Toddler | For Kids | For Boy | For Girl | On A Budget | Cheap | Top | Recommendation | Frugal Living
You don’t need to spend a fortune to find a great gift for a toddler.

If you’re a mum who socialises with other mums then you’ve no doubt had to, at some point, buy gifts for their children. I love choosing gifts for my friends kids and for friends of my kids. But when you’re buying multiple gifts a year then the cost can quickly mount up.

 

So many birthdays to buy for!

My son has just started nursery which has exposed him to a whole new bunch of friends which is great! He’s a very sociable little boy and it wasn’t long before the first birthday party invite arrived.

Even before he started nursery he had a lot of friends. These friends all had birthdays (obviously!) which often involved a party, or at least a gift being given.

Like I said above, buying lots of presents can get expensive. Very expensive. If your child goes to 10 parties in a year and you spend £10 on each of those children, that’s a whopping £100!!! Continue reading “6 Top Budget Toddler Gifts”

How To Save 8K in One Year On One Income

Need to boost your savings? This easy 3-step plan will help you do just that. Savings | Boost | Increase | Guide | How To | Tips | Save Money | Frugal Living
Easily give your savings a boost with this 3-step plan.

Do you struggle to have any kind of savings? Do you find yourself getting to the end of each month with nothing to spare and are living paycheck to paycheck? Would you like to change that?

In this post, I’m going to share with you my 3 step process for building up your savings even if you’re a single income family (like us!). I’m going to be asking you a LOT of questions to get you to take a good look at how you handle your finances. Are you ready? Let’s dive right in… Continue reading “How To Save 8K in One Year On One Income”