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4 tips for a cheap Valentine’s Day

Personally, I have never been into nor celebrated Valentine’s Day. My parents didn’t and it just didn’t seem like an important day to me. I didn’t want my partner doing stuff on a particular day because society expected it. I wanted him to do things spontaneously because he wanted to, which is how our relationship […]

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How we live a fun and frugal lifestyle

I’ve gone from being homeless to being a CEO and despite the drastic changes in my life, I choose to live frugally. In the past few years I have lived through quite a few scenarios which were financially tough, making me appreciate what I have worked for so much more, including: Job loss: When I […]

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50 ways to live for free

Are you caught up in our consumerism society? Do you think living for free or trying to live frugally is just too hard? It is so easy to think you need to upgrade, buy everything new, pay for the expensive play centres for your kids, dates need to be dinner and a movie and there […]

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6 Month No Spend Challenge Update 3

How long could you do a no spend challenge for? We are 2 months into our 6 month no spend challenge. I have enjoyed it more than I thought I would despite a few obstacles along the way. The next few months will be interesting with Fathers Day, my daughters birthday, 2 trips, a long […]

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Fashion
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Frugal fashion makeover – shave your clothes!

Are your clothes pilling? Little balls of fluff slowly taking over your wardrobe? Fight back with an old razor and turn your clothes back into the sharp looking pieces that your bought. First, gather your materials. An old razor. A lint roller (or sticky tape). The clothes in question. Gently run the old razor over […]

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Home and Garden
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How to make over dining chairs

Thank goodness for generous friends!  Some lovely friends of ours had bought a dining table on ebay to find they didn’t have the room for it.  Upon realising this, they kindly donated it to us! We had a small 4-seater timber table and chairs on our rear deck which was in serious need of expansion, […]

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How to fix a ripped seam

Ripped seams are a common problem with clothes but are one of the simplest things to fix. When op shopping if I see an item of clothing with a ripped seam I know I can fix it and and often when I point out the condition to a worker I get a further discount on […]

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