50 Free Date Ideas For Valentines Day

/ February 9, 2019

Here’s 50 free date night ideas for Valentines Day so you can show your love for your significant other – but in a thrifty and economically smart way!

8 Ways You Can Beat SAD for Free

/ February 2, 2019

there are a few tips that I think might be able to help us beat SAD for free as none of these tips involve spending £100+ on a lamp (!)

5 Ways to Buy Discounted Train Tickets

/ January 26, 2019

If, like me, you have friends up and down the country or travel a lot for work, it can something end up rather expensive. Below are my best tried and tested ways to buy discounted train tickets. Give some a go this year and start saving on rail travel. #1. Buying Off-Peak We will start off with a tip I…

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet | Outlet Shopping

/ January 19, 2019

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is a frugal shoppers dream. Located in Wirral, this outlet houses hundreds of brands all providing a discounted shopping experience. We usually go once a year as a treat and pre-budget for the shopping extravaganza. When asked what I wanted to do for my birthday I thought back to previous adventures to Liverpool, Glasgow, a stay…

How to Save Money Every Month | My Frugal 2018

/ January 12, 2019

I felt a yearly round up of some of the most impactful ways I saved money in 2018 would be something everyone would find useful when looking for tips on how to save money every month.

Organisation & Decluttering – Meet The TidyLifeProject

/ January 5, 2019

Today on the blog I’m very excited to announce a special collaboration post with the amazing and inspiring Claire – the Owner and Head Organiser of thetidylifeproject.com. If you’re not already following you should be. It’s an Edinburgh-based professional organising, decluttering and minimalism coaching company. I’ve been a big fan of Claire since I first found her on Instagram (click here…

The 5 Best Items to Flip on eBay

/ November 10, 2018

Sourcing from charity shops and thrift stores to later sell on eBay is a surprisingly good way to make some extra cash on the side. The problem is that one bad investment can deplete your months earnings so stick to the classics of what sells well on eBay. Therefore, you need to make wise decisions when buying to sell. I’ve…

‘Hub’ Review | The New, Budget and Compact Hotel

/ October 6, 2018

I recently went to London to see a show with my Mum and we decided to book a room at one of the new Hub Hotels created by Premier Inn. Hub hotels advertise themselves as ‘a new compact hotel chain designed to offer a smart, stylish, great value stay in the best city centre locations’. As a lover of all…

Wardrobe Declutter Guide | Organise Your Closet

/ September 29, 2018

Do you desperately need a wardrobe declutter? I did so I made this little spreadsheet to help in a way I would learn. Once I shared it on Instagram, loads of you reached out for a copy so I’ve spruced it up and posted it here for you to use on your wardrobe. How It Works This spreadsheet works by…

How to Get Healthy for Free

/ September 22, 2018

Most people I’ve met assume that in order to live a healthy lifestyle, you must spend more to get there. They envision fees mounting up for everything from the gym to their weekly food shop. However, I know it can cost nothing to adopt a healthy lifestyle and it’s entirely possible to get healthy for free. I actually spend less…

How to Move House | And Stay Sane

/ September 15, 2018

6 years I was living and renting in London. Anyone who has lived in London will tell you that no address is permanently home and so to move house was an annual occurrence for me. After moving out of my parent’s house at 18, I then lived in 5 addresses across London (in 5 years!) and then 2 more since…

Your Free Habit Builder Checklist

/ September 14, 2018

This habit builder checklist is something I have created to keep myself on track and as an follower of TheFrugalFox.org I want to show you how you can use yours to lose weight, save money, pick up a great new habit or even ditch a bad one. They say it takes 21 days to form a habit however I feel…

7 Ways to Support a Friend in Debt

/ September 1, 2018

I recently wrote about reasons why people may not support your debt-free journey because I sadly heard from numerous people on social media that friends and family members were not being helpful on their quest to improve their life. I’m constantly inspired by people online and in my life who continue to work on themselves whether it’s to become healthy, quit…

How to Save 70% on Your Food Bill | Buying No Frills

/ August 11, 2018

When I was young, I asked my Mum why some of the cereal boxes in the supermarket were plain white with just the writing on when others were bright and colourful. My Mum told me that it was because the supermarkets had to pay more for coloured ink so it was cheaper for them. Now I don’t know if she…

My Money-Saving Lunchbox

/ July 25, 2018

Back in May I posted about my money-saving lunchbox on my Instagram (Click here!) and it had such an amazing positive response that I thought I would write it up in a post for those who don’t follow me on Instagram (which you should as I daily post frugal lifestyle tips!) My lunchbox has saved me so much money over…

The First Steps to Take on Your Debt Free Journey

/ July 18, 2018

Starting any kind of lifestyle change can seem daunting at first. You’re saying goodbye to the ‘normal’ way of doing things and having faith that it will be better for you in the long run. I can promise you right now that starting your debt free journey will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. When you take…

How to Enjoy London on a Budget

/ July 11, 2018

Naively, I moved to London when I was 18 thinking I could take on the world and live as an adult. What I didn’t realise was what a stupid decision financially that was. ‘Let’s go live in the most expensive city in the UK, at the poorest time in my life with zero budgeting or life experience’ – said me.…

21 Absolutely Free Summer Activities

/ June 20, 2018

Tomorrow is officially the first day of Summer and with that comes lot’s of opportunities to spend however with the advent of us buying a house and planning our wedding, we are interested in making this summer as free as possible! Did you know that over 37,000 people gather at Stonehenge to see sun rise on the day of the…

15 Easy Rules for a Thrifty Kitchen

/ June 13, 2018

My kitchen is my sanctuary. It’s where I feed the ones I love and de-stress after a long day. Every room in my house could be at the breaking point of desperately needing a spring clean but as long as my hob, fridge and freezer are scrubbed, organised and neat then I can sleep at night. When I started saving…

How To Be Honest About Your Finances

/ June 6, 2018

The great thing about your bank account is that it is 100% private and it is your decision with whom you share that information. In this modern social media driven world, everyone knows everything about each other. In one of the novellas, Sherlock Holmes was able to conclude the wealth of a man by his hat. Nowadays, the richest of…

10 Tips For Selling on eBay

/ May 26, 2018

Making money on eBay from tat around the house has to be the best way to make money. You’re earing some extra cash and de-cluttering! For someone like me who is looking to buy a house soon, downsizing and making money ticks both boxes. There are plenty of sites these days to flog your items however eBay is arguably the…

50 Free Museums in England

/ May 19, 2018

Did you know that yesterday was International Museum Day? I did and I was inspired to write a post sharing my love of museums and my favourite and recommended free museums so you can enjoy this too without spending a penny. I believe that museums make for a great first date or a catch up session with a friend. This…

Easy Steps to Declutter Your House In a Weekend

/ May 12, 2018

If you’ve never decluttered before then do not fear as this is the definitive guide to having a declutter in a single weekend. You’ll feel absolutely amazing when you introduce simple living into your home. Use these steps today to get you started with living a decluttered world. According to researchers at UCLA’s Center of Everyday Lives and Families (CELF),…

5 Ways to Deal with the Strain of Saving

/ May 5, 2018

I’ve recently been feeling rather drained with almost 12 months of no holidays or treats and I’m honestly hitting a wall. My mental health is extremely important to me so I’ve been thinking of ways to reset my mindset to deal with the strain of saving. Below are 5 methods I use whenever I feel this and I’m sharing them…

10 Mystery Shopping Companies & Apps

/ May 2, 2018

I’ve worked in retail for nearly 15 years and have dealt with mystery shoppers many times – not that you know you’re dealing with them when they’re in your store! I remember feeling terrified finding out that we had just had a mystery shopper in and freaking out at what they were going to report back about me. Thankfully, I…

How to Frugally Fine Dine with a Tasting Menu

/ April 29, 2018

Sometimes eating is a social event and sometimes it’s to see how many calories you can get for £1 to sustain you the longest. Often I find that people who have frugal tendencies pick the second option – if they’re going to go out for a meal, they’re going to get as much food as they can for the lowest…

A Beginners Guide to Credit

/ April 18, 2018

Like a lot of people reading this, I had credit card debt. This is a mistake I will never make again and it doesn’t take a lot to understand credit history and why it can effect your life. This is a beginners guide to understanding credit scoring and how to get the most out of it. Credit scoring is an…

5 Ways to Exercise For Free

/ April 14, 2018

It’s official, I’m going to quit the gym. Not because I’ve given up on my weight-loss goals but rather because I’ve been researching into alternative gym options and realised that there are plenty of ways to exercise for free. Getting healthy is a hard first step to take and I’ve noticed that some people feel that if they pay upfront…

Why Some People Won’t Support Your Debt-Free Journey

/ April 7, 2018

There are a variety of reasons they might pass comment or roll their eyes when you’re talking about your budget – mostly down to shame about their own expenses or jealousy of what you’ve achieved. These people exist and they won’t be going away so unfortunately it’s down to us to tolerate them without letting them get under our skin.…

8 Frugal Flying Tips

/ April 6, 2018

It’s no secret that buying a flight is often as much luck as it is skill. I’ve travelled a lot in my 25 years and I’ve yet to have conclusive evidence of how to why airlines price the way they do. Unfortunately they do whatever the hell they like and that doesn’t seem to be changing soon. So below are my researched top tips for ensuring you get your flight as cheap as possible…

How to Find Cheap Holidays | By ‘Mattress to Maison’

/ March 28, 2018

Bryony Jane Hill from the money saving blog ‘mattresstomaison’ recently wrote this amazing guide on how she finds budget holidays. If you’re already following her Instagram, you were probably been wondering how she does it! So read this post below and save yourself some money on your next vacation.

11 Ways to Get Discounted Theatre Tickets

/ March 28, 2018

I have always liked live theatre and especially loved musical theatre. To date I’ve only paid full price a handful of times as I’ve built up knowledge of discounted tickets and offers. Here’s 11 ways to buy thrifty theatre tickets…

How To Make A Little Extra Money This Month

/ December 6, 2017

Christmas can be very expensive! Besides setting a budget (and sticking to it), some of us need a little bit extra money to cope with Christmas. Below are my pro tips for making some pounds in December…

7 Ways to Get the Most From Your Food Shop

/ November 22, 2017

The difference between buying a food shop once a month and a couple times a week will make a very noticeable to your bank account. You can also make healthier choices, as you’ll be pre-planning your budget (and calories). Check out the tips below to ensure you’re doing everything possible to have a affordable but healthy and home-cooked lifestyle…

How to Have a Spend Free Weekend

/ November 10, 2017

A #spendfree weekend is self explanatory; it’s a weekend where you spend nothing! I recommend you have at least 1 – 2 per month to live more frugally. It’s a lot of fun, is great for the budget and can get really creative…

How to Climb Out of Debt | An Interview With A Recovered Debtor

/ November 3, 2017

Getting into debt is a long downward spiral that can seemingly have no end. One of my closest friends Mike fell deep into this spiral whilst we lived together in London. I witnessed him spend money he didn’t have, max out credit cards and borrow payday loans. But I also saw him bounce back, pay off all his loans and begin a…

50 Inexpensive Date Ideas

/ October 24, 2017

Dating doesn’t have to be expensive. Here’s 50 ideas for your dating life that won’t cost you the bank…

7 Sneaky Supermarket Tricks | And How to Avoid Them

/ October 19, 2017

Supermarkets have been around for a very long time and you don’t get to be that old without being wise. They spend billions on learning how customers think and feel when they’re shopping. We are all familiar with some of the basic tricks like putting enticing colourful flowers near the front or playing music that will make you spend more time in store but did you know about these tricks…?