Soap V Liquid Hand Wash … Which One I Prefer and How I Save on its Cost …

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  If you’re looking to cut costs and save money it's often the little everyday things that we do without thinking that can make a difference … $2 here and $5 dollars there doesn’t seem like much but it can add up. I love to regularly track my spending and review where my cash goes. I then challenge myself to see if there’s a way to spend less so that I can harness those savings and put the spare cash towards something I would really love like a family holiday.   One little way I’ve discovered to save some money is on how I buy and use liquid hand wash. I … read more

15 Easy Tips to Help Reduce or Prevent Food Waste …

15 Easy Tips to Help Reduce or Prevent Food Waste

  How much food do you find yourself throwing out at the end of the week? It breaks my heart and it's something we've all done but a few simple tricks will reduce what goes to waste, which will ultimately save you money:   Meal Plan … start by creating a weekly Meal Plan then you will know what you are eating each night. Incorporate items into your Meal Plan that will need to be thrown out soon if not used.   Create a Family Schedule … then you will know how many people will be eating at each meal and know what quantities to … read more

10 Things to Consider Before Buying a New Appliance …

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  Buying new appliances, whether it’s a fridge, a microwave or a toaster, can be stressful! It’s easy to get confused with so many different brands and models available, all offering different features and options but here are a couple of simple tips that will keep you on track and hopefully make a difficult decision a little easier:   Start with your budget! This is really one of the first things to consider when buying a new appliance … how much can you afford to spend? Some purchases will be planned whereas others will come out of the blue, but … read more

How to Save a Small Fortune on the Cost of Hair Care …

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I am regularly complimented on the shine and condition of my hair and, while I’m always surprised, I also have to giggle at the “shock” that registers on peoples’ faces when I explain how little attention I give my hair and how little it costs. On the other hand, I have a very dear friend, who is mortified by my casual treatment of my locks and feels that my attitude is totally disrespectful to the “Hair Gods” and every hairdresser that’s ever walked the planet!  She chooses the full service treatment from her hairdresser and, while I completely respect her choices, I … read more

How to Save Money on Gift Wrapping …

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Many times throughout the year, we all find the need to give gifts for all kinds of events such as birthdays, weddings, engagements, anniversaries, special days like Mothers Day and Fathers Day, Christmas and so on.  And while sticking to a budget to purchase these gifts, the cost of wrapping paper, gift bags, ribbons, bows, boxes and cards is often overlooked.  These extra items can be quite expensive and can significantly add up of the space of one year. Here are some tips and suggestions that I use to help reduce the cost: Buy your wrapping paper from a … read more

Grow Your Own Basil and Save…

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I love to cook using fresh ingredients and this usually includes fresh herbs.  I probably bought fresh herbs at least three times a week.  I love to use fresh basil, coriander, parsley, thyme and many others but these tiny little bunches usually cost around $3 per bunch.  So let’s do the maths, $3 x 3 times per week x 52 weeks per year = $468.  Now that’s a lot and, when I thought about what I could do with that money, I decided it was time for a change. So when Christmas was coming up last year and my family was looking for ideas, I asked for pots, punnets of basil … read more

10 Ways to be a Savvy Fashionista and Never Pay Full Price …

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If I could pass on one piece of fashion advice to my girls, it would be this … avoid paying full price for any fashion items.  Regardless of what I buy, whether it’s tops, skirts, jeans, shoes, dresses, coats, handbags, etc. I very rarely pay the full price and, as a result, I save a fortune. The fashion industry is so competitive and consequently, there are loads of sales, every couple of weeks it seems.  Add to this the growing popularity of online shopping and there are plenty of ways to save money and bargains to be had for the savvy shopper. To give you an … read more