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”

How To Save Money On Baby Wipes (Cheeky Wipes Review)

Spending a fortune on baby wipes? This one switch will save you big bucks. Baby Wipes | Washable Wipes | Save Money | How To Save | Baby | Kids | Frugal Living
Make mega savings with this one simple switch.

If you’re a mum with small children in nappies then baby wipes are likely a regular feature in your weekly shop. You probably have packets of them all over the house (or  maybe even boxes!). And you go through those packets at an alarming rate.

The cost soon adds up!

One packet of baby wipes doesn’t cost a lot. BUT when you’re going through several packets a week, the cost rapidly escalates. I actually worked out that over the course of a year I would spend over £120 on wipes! That’s with me buying them during baby events when they’re on offer. If I didn’t do that it would easily cost me over £200 a year!!

You can’t just stop using wipes though, can you? Your baby pees and poops every day! How else are you gonna clean up the mess if you don’t have a load of baby wipes to hand? Continue reading “How To Save Money On Baby Wipes (Cheeky Wipes Review)”

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”

6 Step Plan to Slash Your Grocery Spending

Need to save money on groceries? Here's one easy way to save yourself hundreds of pounds. Groceries | Shopping | Save | On A Budget | Make Savings | Save Money | Slash | Spending | Cut | Reduce | For Families | Compare | Branded | Generic | Frugal Living
How much could you save after implementing these changes?

I used to be a ‘brand snob’. I don’t even know if that’s a ‘thing’ but it’s certainly an accurate description. I would only buy brands because “Well, they’re the best aren’t they? The cheaper alternatives can’t possibly be any good.”

Oh how wrong I was!

And oh, how I cringe at the money I could’ve saved by changing this attitude I had.

Thankfully I got over my snobbery and now love the savings I’m making while still enjoying my food. Continue reading “6 Step Plan to Slash Your Grocery Spending”

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

Would you like to earn money while you shop? It's so easy to do if you follow this guide. Earn | Earn Money | From Home | Online | At Home | Easy | Quick | How To | Guide
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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Never Face a Mountain of Dirty Dishes Again!

Banish those dirty dishes today!
Banish those dirty dishes today!

Dishes. Urgh. A never-ending chore that, unfortunately, has to be done unless you want to live like Roald Dahl’s The Twits. Our dishwasher has certainly been revolutionary (seriously, HOW did I do it before?!) but there are still always dishes needing to be done. Every. Single. Day.

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