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Haggling isn’t just for markets – you can use a little silver-tongued sparkle to get discounts on loads of contracts and services as well, such as your TV package, broadband [...]
Save a few quid and the time it takes to go to the cobblers by repairing your own heels. The key to this is to act before the heel has worn down past the tip and the leather has st[...]
We love vintage shopping. It’s ecological, affordable, and the treasure-hunt aspect is thrilling. But sometimes the things you find and fall in love with need a little TLC to make [...]
Propagating rosemary is a really great way to get value for money out of shop-bought herbs. It’s also an excellent way to keep it fresh – no more forgotten bags of damp, brown rose[...]
A super-smart trick to transform tired, stained, watermarked wooden surfaces using cigar/cigarette ash I am a bit of a skip raider and Glasgow is a fantastic city for this, full of[...]
(This will only take as long as two minutes if you can’t decide what music to listen to.)     Take your phone. Press play on the track you want to listen to. Place inside an e[...]
Eco fashion has moved from a trend to a full scale movement; key voices within the industry are starting to call for a rethink on our extraordinary levels of clothes consumption. L[...]
How to build an affordable, original and fashion forward wardrobe As a follower of fashion, it can at times be difficult to keep up with the constant flux of trends. Each passing s[...]
I cannot stress enough that you will save money if you make all of your own meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner. We all know this is the case but we let our lazy asses make our deci[...]
Celebrate May Day in affordable style with this bargain Beltane banquet Smile and whip up a bank holiday feast for your friends – they won’t have a clue that you’[...]
Ever wonder what to do with your lovely glossy magazines when they are out of date? Based on a craft project I did when I was at youth club with construction paper- I thought I cou[...]
If you’ve been following our Twitterings recently you will know that we have got our hands on our editor Alysia’s great great grandmother’s book of household tips[...]
Those of you lucky enough to have a working real flame fireplace will most likely have lit your last fire until the end of the summer (fingers crossed) but that is no need to not l[...]
At long last a warm sunny bank holiday is in our sights. We can start looking forward to BBQs and sunbathing and alfresco prosecco. Winter is well and truly over and the birth of t[...]