As the proverbial belt in every household is even tighter this year than
last, the only 'holidays' in most people's vocabulary will be the dreaded 'school holidays' and with them fast approaching, parents all over the county are already wondering how they can keep the kids entertained (ie out of trouble) for the annual six weeks of parental torture. An even bigger challenge? How to do it on a tight budget.
I know you are probably sick of being told about it but Christmas really isn't that far away now. The end of this week will mark the beginning of December and, therefore, the official countdown to Christmas. So, with just over 25 days left to go before the big event, what is there to be done?
I don't know about you but this gloomy weather is seriously putting a dampener on my productivity around the house. The dirty laundry sits in the hamper for days and only gets washed because nothing passes the sniff test, I eat cookies for lunch instead of a real meal because everything else requires preparation and blog posts don't get written until the very last minute (many apologies to my dear editor!)
For longer than many of us would care to remember, we have been a house proud nation. This has often involved going to extreme (and often expensive) lengths to create the perfect home to show off to friends and family.
However, these are undeniably tough times for most Brits financially.
Unemployment is on the rise, the cost of living is still soaring and
disposable income is hard to come by in general.
Follow these tips to make the most of your home for less;
By SavooStaffGuest Blogger
Money Saving Tips
Deals, coupons and promotions are all wonderful but nothing beats free! Free cheese samples at the grocery store? I am there. No lactose intolerance is going to slow me down! Next time your friends swing by the flat with a six-pack, why not save the carrier, cover it with attractive paper and transform it into a pretty carrier to store craft supplies, tools or even eating utensils for a picnic? How about taking free paint chip samples from the hardware store and using them to spice up packaging for your bake sale goods or your Christmas presents?