3 Golden Rules for Saving Money when Shopping Online

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Follow these 3 golden rules and you’ll save money every time you shop.

Do you love the convenience of shopping online? Me too! I love that I can shop while my baby naps and have the postman deliver it. Hassle free shopping without dragging the kids around with me is fab!

And if you’re not out in the shops, you’re less likely to pick up unnecessary extras that you really don’t need which will save you money, right? Well, not quite. Online retailers are definitely jumping on the bandwagon with tempting you to add purchases to your basket that you don’t need (or weren’t planning). And they’re also very good at knowing which techniques to use to urge you into making that purchase before you check elsewhere and do your research.

There are very easy techniques you can apply every time you shop online to make sure you’re getting the best deal, saving the most amount of money and using these online retailers’ techniques to your advantage.

 

Follow these 3 golden rules every time you shop online

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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!

 

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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

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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.

 

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

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DIY Drain Cleaner

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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”

Top Recipe Books Every Kitchen Should Have

Stop wasting money on recipe books you won't use, find out why every kitchen needs these 4!
Stop wasting money on recipe books you won’t use, find out why every kitchen needs these 4!

How many recipe books are in your kitchen? 1, 5 10, 50?? When was the last time you looked at each of them? Have you even used them all?

I’m guessing that you have far more books than you actually need. I love browsing through cook books but only really use a handful of recipes from each of them, so their main purpose is cluttering up the kitchen shelves.

There are a few that break that rule though! I have 4 recipe books that I regularly use. And I have tried most of the recipes in them. If I was asked to get rid of all my other recipe books, I would still have all the recipes I regularly use in these 4 books. Continue reading “Top Recipe Books Every Kitchen Should Have”

5 Top Recipes You Should Make With Your Kids

Getting the kids involved in the kitchen will be easy with these kid-friendly recipes.
Getting the kids involved in the kitchen will be easy with these kid-friendly recipes.

My kids love helping in the kitchen. They love watching what goes on on the hob and they love sitting on the floor watching things bake in the oven. They are fascinated by everything that goes on in there so it makes sense to include them in the cooking and baking processes.

 

Benefits of cooking with kids

Cooking and baking are activities they have been involved in from a young age. There are so many benefits to having kids help out in the kitchen, here are a few;

  • Fun, free rainy day activity.
  • Quality time and bonding with your kids.
  • Develops early independence of kitchen skills.
  • Helps develop motor skills (gross and fine).
  • Increases the chance they will eat something if they have seen how it’s been made.

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No Spend Weekend Itinerary

It's easy to have a fun weekend without spending a single penny!
It’s easy to have a fun weekend without spending a single penny!

It’s the weekend! Yay! After a week of school/work/general busyness, the weekend is a time to relax and refresh. Unless you have kids. Kids still have a huge amount of energy to burn so sitting down all weekend is out of the question. You’ll all get cabin fever!

But entertaining kids can get expensive. So how do you get out of the house to entertain the little ones without spending a fortune? Continue reading “No Spend Weekend Itinerary”

1 Thing Frugal Mums Do To Save BIG Every Year!

This one thing frugal mums do can save you £1000! If you want to save money then following this one easy piece of advice could save you big bucks. Save | Budget | Save Money | Annual Savings | Renewals | Frugal Living | At Home | Ideas | Tips |
This one thing frugal mums do can save you £1000!

Have you ever had a renewal quote come through for your car insurance, house insurance, broadband etc, quickly scanned it, thought “yup, that looks ok” and then filed it away and forgotten about it? That used to be me and I cringe now when I think about it. Why do I cringe? Because, when I did this, it was literally like I was throwing money into the bin. Seriously! How could I possibly know that quote looked “ok” when I didn’t even bother to check what any other companies had on offer?!

A lot of companies draw you in with special rates and discounts for new customers. After a year these special rates no longer apply and guess what? Yes, your quote will suddenly shoot up.

I kind of understood this so wasn’t surprised when my renewal letters showed an increased price for my second year. But what I didn’t really know was that by shopping around, I could save seriously big bucks on my renewals.

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How to Earn Money While you Shop

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If you shop online then you need to read this!

I do a lot of online shopping. It’s the most convenient way to shop since kids came along. Gone are the days when I could spend a leisurely afternoon browsing around shops trying on clothes or picking out gifts. Who wants to be dragging a screaming toddler around the shops when you can press a few buttons on your phone and have your parcel appear at your door a few days later?! (Or next day if you’ve got Amazon Prime!!) Not that I’m complaining of course! I wouldn’t change the way things are right now for anything.

But since discovering one clever little trick that I’m about to share with you, online shopping just got even more appealing! How would you like to EARN MONEY while you shop??? Yes, I thought so! And don’t worry, this isn’t a post all about turning you into some clever computer hacker that’s going to steal millions. This is a completely legitimate technique that isn’t as widely advertised as I think it should be.

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