Junk Mail Please!

I absolutely adore it the day the ‘junk mail’ arrives in my letterbox. Catalogues from all my local grocery stores indicating their specials and best buys for the week. Now, where I live many people have ‘no junk mail’ signs on their letterboxes to indicate they do not which to received these pamphlets. This is…

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Shop at Home First

So many of us don’t realise how much food we already have in our pantry before we hit the shops, in fact we have a tendency to just keep buying. For instance, I find it’s easy to buy multiple of something whilst it’s on sale, put it in the back of the cupboard and then…

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Saving on Pantry Staples

This week I made a special trip to the supermarket. The reason being is that many of my pantry staples (which I was running low on or had actually run out of completely) were all on great specials. This was an opportunity too good to miss as far as I was concerned, but it did…

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Convenience Foods

Not so long ago in order to prepare a meal, it had to be prepared almost entirely from scratch, by hand and by you in your very own kitchen. There were no shortcuts to chopping vegetables, spinning salads or even preparing all or part of a meal. But today, we have just about every food…

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The Humble Handkerchief

Has anyone else seen the movie ‘the intern’ with Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro? Well I highly recommend it as an easy to watch, light hearted movie. But there was a scene in the movie devoted to the humble handkerchief where Ben (played by De Niro) describes the lost art of carrying a handkerchief.…

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Why I Walked to the Shops Today

On Saturday I did my weekly grocery shop, however there were a couple of things I needed at my local green grocer. Now today being Sunday I had some free time on my hands so instead of just getting in the car like I normally would, I decided to walk. There are three main reasons…

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When Enough is Enough

At the time of writing I can get my wardrobe drawers closed, easily in fact (a big personal feat). They are not overflowing so that it’s like sitting on a suitcase after a months holiday trying to get them to close, and nor are they bare. I, to put it simply have enough. However what…

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Closing Down Sale

Several days ago I found myself walking past a shop with a large red ‘clearance’ sign out the front that also noted ‘closing down sale’ and ‘50% off store wide’. I suddenly found myself inside the store even though I had no intention of being there, no purpose. Why are these words and phrases that…

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Pillow Talk

I was recently somewhat forced into a new purchase. My pillow has been giving me headaches (well after some deductions I believe that to be the culprit at least) and in order to reduce the headaches I’ve been getting I decided a new pillow was a worthwhile investment. However, shopping for a new pillow in…

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The Fine Line Between Frugal and Cheap

There is a fine line between being frugal and cheap. The two terms mean very different things to me and I find some people often get them confused. To me, living frugally means not necessarily going without but rather finding a cheaper alternative. Whereas the term ‘cheap’ I define as being more unwilling to pay…

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