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Thrifty tips for around the home and garden to help you save money.

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How to make housing free, cheap or make money from it!

How can you make and save money on housing? Rent or your mortgage takes up over 50% of your budget for many families. While financial experts say it’s best to keep it under 30% or 40%, this can be quite difficult. Getting your mortgage to pay for itself, reducing the cost of rent or living […]

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18 time saving tips for busy mums: how to save 15 hours a week or more

What would you do if you had more time each week? One of the biggest issues I hear mums mention is they don’t have enough time to do everything. What if you could have an extra 15 hours a week, what would you do with that time? A recent study in the US showed mums […]

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Can a family live for free? #21DayMoneyChallenge

Is it possible for a family to live for free? Today, as part of the 21 Day Money Challenge I want you to think about how you live, your lifestyle and how it might be possible to do some of what you do for free. I know it is easier for singles and there are […]

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How to save money on Housing or Accommodation #21DayMoneyChallenge

We all need somewhere to live, but that somewhere is costing us more and more! For some families, it is over half the household income which causes financial stress. I have been a boarder, had boarders, owned my own home, been a landlord, lived in small apartments and large homes, on farms and in the […]

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How to set up your house with new furniture on a budget

Have you ever moved into a new home, starting over with nothing, looked around and thought “How can I set up my house with new furniture and virtually no budget?” A few months ago I moved to a new apartment. I had been living in a furnished apartment so needed to set up the house […]

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8 tips for drying your clothes in winter

How do you get clothes dry in winter? I’m going to assume that if you’re frugal and have a hills hoist, then you hang your clothes on the line outside. While this does save money, how do you manage when it’s wet, raining or simply too cold for the clothes to dry? And what are […]

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How to get a luxury mattress for a budget price plus $100 discount code! (Review of iGravity) #Sponsored

We spend 1/3 of our lives on our mattress (or at least we are supposed to get 8 hours of sleep a night!), it’s important we have a good quality mattress, but what if you don’t have thousands to spend on one?  Disclaimer – I was sent an iGravity mattress to try. All opinions are […]

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DIY Fathers Day Trophy

Fathers Day is only a few weeks away so now is a great time to start getting the kids to make a few presents. This year my husband is getting a couple of ‘Best Dad’ trophies. The kids had such a good time making them and they don’t cost much at all. What you need: […]

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How to make a Draculaura Cushion

I have a niece who loves Monster High. I didn’t even know what it was until she told me about it and it was quite an eye opener! Her birthday was last month and so I wanted to make her a Monster High something. She already has a lot of the merchandise and a costume […]

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Reupholster chairs yourself!

I decided a while ago I was going to embark on some DIY… re-cover the kids mini-recliners with some matching fabric so they fit into our home décor better. Whilst the project really didn’t take more than about 10 hours to complete, it really did take me about a month to do it (around school […]

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