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 budge – including lots of Slimming World ideas – some yoga techniques, 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
Reasons to save an emergency fund
Twenty purchases to save money
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
Make Money with Merch by Amazon
Earn more money: unusual side hustle ideas
How boot sales can help you reach your savings goals
How to Make Money as a Mystery Shopper
Ten top tips for hosting foreign students
How to make money selling on eBay
Make money from your spare room: a guide
Frugal fashion: dress for less
The art of being gorgeous on a budget: frugal beauty
Five Ways to be Frugal on Holiday
Think you can’t afford a holiday?
Tales from a Welsh holiday: land of sunshine and rain
Bargain hunters on holiday! Back in Wales
The frugal home
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!
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
And, of course, check out my frugal recipes page.
Well being and Slimming World
Slimming World Motivation: Ten ideas to get you back on the wagon
In search of a simple life: how to live more and stress less
Slimming World Swaps that won’t Bust the Budget
Yoga for fitness: getting fit and healthy for less
Meditation apps: can they really help you stress 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