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These are all the posts in the “frugal” category.

Frugality is the centre point of this blog – a lot of the cooking, making, growing, and chickening posts are also really frugal living ideas. You may also be interested in charity shopping (aka using thrift stores) and anti-consumerism stuff.

Last week on Move to Portugal, Laura mentioned that they’ve realised it’ll be a lot cheaper to cut her husband’s hair at home than have him go to the barbers every month. She asked if anyone else had any related frugal tips and I left the following comment: My boyfriend has been shaving his own [...]

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Yesterday, our friend Strowger tweeted a link to this article by “essayist and programmer” Paul Graham about “stuff”. I would urge you to read it if you’ve got five minutes. If you haven’t got five minutes, the message is “stuff, clutter, is bad, m’kay?” but it says it somewhat better than that. It’s a topic [...]

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There are some things that I never, ever pay full price for. Due to a lifetime of “this is what that tastes like”, I’m brand loyal in about five cases: orange squash has to be Robinsons, baked beans have to be Heinz, brown sauce as to be HP, chocolate digestives have to be McVities and [...]

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I read this post the other day and thought it was an interesting idea. It’s easy to stay focused and frugal when you have clear debts to pay off or when you’re saving something in particular, and it’s easy at the start when you can make huge changes to your outgoings by changing a few [...]

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Over the weekend, we got a letter from the TV Licensing Authority – a prompt to confirm that our circumstances had not changed, that we’re still not watching TV. For a long time, the TV Licensing agency’s website was vague – it seemed to suggest that you needed a licence if you owned a TV [...]

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I follow a lot of frugal, green, simple living and growing blogs – some of my favourites are listed in the sidebar but I read many, many more. Amongst all the great advice and ideas, I’ve noticed that just about everyone has their own reason for being frugal or growing their own – and that’s [...]

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