5 tiny frugal things

5 tiny frugal things


tiny frugal

Oh I have paid out a lot of money this week on school trips and tennis and a broken toilet. I needed to claw it back where I could. Here are 5 teeny, tiny frugal things I have done this week  to try and combat my outgoings.

1. I left the car at home and walked to my local shops this saved me £1.50. I also didn’t buy so much because I knew I wouldn’t be be able to carry it.

2. I needed to replace snacks for the kids packed luches so we made brownies from the panty rather than taking a trip to the shop.

3. It is my friends birthday today. I decided to give her an inexpensive bunch of daffs and a homemade card so I could afford to go celebrate with her. I will also pass on a book I have loved.

4. The kids wanted to rent a movie and I made them search through our DVD collection instead. All good.

5. Despite being uber late with the Christmas thankyou cards. I mean really – it is Feb!!  I still bought second hand stamps.

Small wins do add up. It is all about choices. That’s what life is made up of too right?


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  1. February 2, 2018 / 18:00

    Not just this week, but my wife and I made it through January eating out only three times, instead of our normal once a week. That was a challenge we intend to keep doing for the rest of the year. I also pack my wife’s lunch and bring my lunch to work, which saves a ton of money.

  2. February 2, 2018 / 19:58

    I LIKE is type of frugal approach. The small things really add up. Did you mean second hand stamps though? ?

  3. February 3, 2018 / 12:46

    Love this. Didn’t quite get the ‘second-hand stamps’ bit, but good for you if you needed them and managed to grab a bargain.
    I so love the idea of making the brownies with pantry stuff and also the DIY card. Life’s beautiful, eh? Thanks for sharing and for allowing us to link up. It’s becoming a favourite feature of mine.

  4. February 3, 2018 / 20:50

    Second hand stamps? Are these such a thing or did you mean second class stamps?!

    Home made cards are the best xx

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