Every week I share five frugal things that I’ve done during that week just to show you that the small things you do all add up to a great frugal lifestyle where you can learn to live a fabulously frugal life.
Before I start though, as always feel that I should say that being frugal to me is about getting the best value for our money – it’s not about doing without for us or about not having nice things. We all have different financial situations and we’re all frugal for different reasons. 😉
1) It’s Fathers Day on Sunday here in the UK so I’ve tasked the kids with thinking about 10 reasons they love their Dad so we can make him an updated Fathers Day poster using our free personalised poster maker. This is the one we made a couple of years ago…
I’m pretty sure most of this still applies but I think it’s time for a new one so I’ve asked them to think of some more reasons and we’ll make another one tomorrow to pop in a frame I picked up from the pound shop.
He’s really not bothered about an actual present so we’re getting him this as a token gift so he has something and then we’re going to spoil him for the day and let him play as much Fifa as he wants to on the XBox. 😉
2) My Meerkat movies membership ran out a couple of weeks ago so last weekend, as I was having a bit of an admin day anyway, I renewed it by buying a one-day travel insurance policy for the grand total of £1.01. I shared exactly how I did it in Tuesday’s post if you want to have a look.
3) Did you catch my post last week about how I use ice cube trays to freeze leftover food?
4) I’m not a big wearer of make-up but one thing I use daily is the Rimmel Insta-flawless tinted moisturiser which can be worn on its own if I’m in a rush or just need something light or under my usual foundation as a primer. This isn’t an ad by the way – I buy it myself every time. 😉
Anyway, this week I realised that I’d almost ran out of it so after I’d squeezed the tube to within an inch of its life and was no longer getting any product out that way, I grabbed a pair of scissors and cut off the end of the tube.
This revealed a good 2-3 days worth although if I’m honest, by day three it was looking a bit past it’s best so I moved on to a new tube. I probably should have put in a little airtight Tupperware box but it never even occurred to me.
5) I feel like this is a bit of a boring one but I spent an hour on Sunday looking for home and car insurance quotes to see if I could beat my renewal prices.
I saved over £50 overall which was well worth the time spent!
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