The good things in life…on a budget!
Welcome to Shoestring Cottage! Please take a good look around. You will find articles on frugality and general money saving, budget travel, savings, how to make extra cash, cheap and easy recipes, reviews and recommendations on books, places and products. You can see what we do to stay healthy on a budget, how to dress for less and how we save money in the garden.
Listed below are a few posts to get you going. Please feel free to comment – I love to chat. And do pop back! I add new posts 2-3 times every week.
Frugality and saving money
Focus on Frugality: why the little things do matter
Eight ways frugality will ruin your life
Twenty purchases to save money
Fifty ways to save money now
10 unusual uses for common household items to save you money
Top 20 frugal habits to beat spending fatigue
Why are you always broke? How to change your spending habits
Earn more money: unusual side hustle ideas
How boot sales can help you reach your savings goals
Reasons to save an emergency fund
Ten top tips for hosting foreign students
How to make money selling on eBay
Make money from your spare room: a guide Frugal style
The great wardrobe declutter
Frugal fashion: dress for less
The art of being gorgeous on a budget: frugal beauty
Think you can’t afford a holiday?
Tales from a Welsh holiday: land of sunshine and rain
A trip to Brighton
Bargain hunters on holiday! Back in Wales
The frugal home
Cleaning as therapy
A budget lounge revamp
Save money on your heating bills
Simplify your life: declutter!
Time for a spring clean? Cashing in your clutter
Wildlife friendly gardening: keeping it untidy! Frugal food
The joys of a well stocked larder
This month’s grocery challenge: eating on a budget
Meal planning: the benefits to your wealth and health
Reduce your food waste
And, of course, check out
my frugal recipes page. Well being
In search of a simple life: how to live more and stress less
Yoga for fitness: getting fit and healthy for less
Protecting the environment
And whilst you are making the most of your money, you could help to save the planet too!
Reducing waste in 2018: make do and mend
Ten easy ways to reduce plastic and save money
Ten easy eco friendly ideas to save you money