Tag Archives: thrifty

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!

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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 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…