Frugal Living Tips

Here are my Frugal Living Tips to make sure that as Virtuous Women we do not overspend and that we make the most of what we have.

KITCHEN & DINING ROOM

* Use Dettol, lemon juice and water in an empty anti-bacterial spray bottle for a cheaper alternative

* Shop at Lidl or Aldi to reduce your grocery bill by 20% (remember to take your own bags)

* Waitrose make large discounts after 4pm

* Shop at Charity Shops in upmarket towns such as Lyminton, Winchester, Bath to get affordable ‘label’ items

* Primark sell trendy clothing and accessories at the lowest price on the high street

* Invest in a wipeable tablecloth, lasts for ages and saves on washing and ironing

* Take a look around the 99p stores, you’ll be surprised at what you can get

* Make a shopping list and don’t shop on an empty stomach

LOUNGE

* Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Matalan sell great ornaments, finishings etc for a reasonable price

* Use carpet cut-offs to carpet your lounge, it is often cheaper than buying off the roll

* Check out FreeCycle for furniture, expecially in wealthier areas

BEDROOM

* Buy seductive underwear from Matalan or Primark, hopefully it won’t stay on long anyway!

* Hide inexpensive duvet covers with pretty throws and pillows

BATHROOM

* Do not throw away tubes without cutting them in half first – you’ll be surprised just how much more you can squeeze out (toothpaste, foundation, hair serum etc)

* A good moisturising bar of soap is much better that shower gel. It foams up well, lasts longer, using less packing and costs less that a quid.

* Vaseline or coconut oil can be used as lip gloss, to thicken lashes, as a hair serum, on dry skin patches, it’s cheap and lasts ages

* Enjoy a bath with your baby or toddler to reduce on water and products used

* Use a hair conditioner to shave legs

* Buy loo rolls from Lidl or Aldi, they are really cheap and just as soft ‘n’ strong

OTHER

* Use sites such as eBay, FreeCycle and Groupon – but only if you were going to buy it anyway!

* Avoid eating out on bank holidays, Valentines days etc as prices are increased at certain times of the year

* Check out local colleges for beauty treatments, hair care etc, they are a fraction of the price of high street salons

* Ditch the gym membership and venture into the great outdoors, experience some fresh air and God’s creation

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