Decorating your bedroom on a budget

Everybody needs a bedroom where they can feel relaxed and perfectly primed for sleep. However, re-vamping your bedroom is never a cost-free exercise and expenses soon mount up. The good news is that with careful planning, ingenuity, deco-scavenging and DIY dynamism, you can achieve fabulous results that won’t empty your bank account.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Thrift Store Shopping

A Beginner’s Guide To Thrift Store Shopping

As a novice thrift store shopper do you feel overwhelmed?  We created this beginner’s guide to thrift store shopping to help everyone feel confident when walking into a thrift store.  Some of the top comments we hear from newbies are:  “I never find anything.”, “Where do I start?”, and “This is overwhelming!”. [Read more…]

Six essential facts about savings

Six essential facts about savings

The average savings balance is now £16,690 in the UK, according to Halifax’s Savings Review. People are also saving more: an average of £113.77 a month, up from £85.71 ten years ago. If these figures make you feel guilty about your lack of thrift, maybe our six essential facts will help.

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Eating on the cheap

Eating on the cheap

Whether you’re a naturally thrifty soul or a big spender, the amount we spend on feeding our families and ways to reduce that sum are giving us all food for thought. [Read more…]

Ideas for Frugal Living

Frugal living is a very popular topic in the Netmums Coffee House. Tips, tricks and ideas on money saving and living a frugal lifestyle are passed on by our members.

Ideas for Frugal Living

Like our grandmothers before us, who had some amazing cost-cutting tricks up their sleeves, a new generation of industrious mums are finding that the ‘make do and mend’ mentality really makes sense. We highlight some great tips we’ve picked up from other members, as well as some ideas of our own, which can help you embrace the new frugality.

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Cleaning with Soda Crystals

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Soda Crystals are a staple in my cleaning cupboard, they are cheap, effective and better for the planet than many other cleaning products as they are 100% biodegradable. Here are my top thrifty tips for cleaning with soda crystals.

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