Hello you thrifters and penny pinchers, welcome to the Credit Crunchista Carnival.
This surely is frugaletarianism at it’s absolute best, happy reading.
First I bring you The Rubbish Diet , better than a bogof (‘buy one get one free’ for the uninitiated), it has a great round up of eight or so ways to keep your bin empty, your belly full and change in your purse.
Charity Begins at Home
Shoestring Alley is a great take on living for less and putting aside money for the future. So the lucky girl will be having a great holiday and a cushy Christmas in 2009.
I really like Potty Mummy’s new frugal ways – I’ve been taking a few notes, especially on the meal planning side…and you can save yourself a thousand quid or so, not bad eh?
Violet Posy shares her shabby chic style and tells us about her chair make over.
London for Free
The lovely Susanna at A Modern Mother sent me this post which makes me proud to be a Londoner. Our melting pot metropolis is possibly the most expensive city in the world, yet we still manage throw open the doors of our great institutions for free. Find out how you can have a free workshop at The National Gallery.
For Frugal Fashionistas
Bargain hunters will be delighted to discover Recessionista Sister who is up on all the latest high street deals so check out her posts, and keep yourself plush and lush for less.
Buying Designer Clothes has tips on customising your wardrobe and keeping on trend for just a few quid.
Sharon Rose has a fabulous Fashion Thrifting blog and waxes lyrical about her designer bargains.
Effing Had Enough of this Crunchy thang
Writeonmum bucks the trend of hiding behind the sofa when the bailiffs arrive and shares her peace love and crunchiness to solve our financial woes.
From Across the Pond
Mom Most Travelled gives a tutorial on how to make colourful play silks for the kids – just swap food colouring for Kool Aid and it’s a winner.
Almost Frugal has some reading tips – The Tightwad Gazette and Your Money or Your Life for a start – and asks what unlikely reads are helping to shape your journey towards frugality as she shares her own – and there are a few surpises.
My top tip? It’s a state of mind. ! I’m getting on a cheap flight and heading to the sunshine for a few days to stay with some very good friends and spend time rather than cash…who knows, I may have a job soon and my lady of leisure lifestyle will be over.
Thanks everyone, please send us your top tips too, I hope you all enjoy new and interesting ways to live more for less!
And let’s not forget
“Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.”- Dorothy Parker