10 ways to cut the cost of Christmas

      For most of us Christmas ends up being the most expensive time of the year. However, there are many ways to keep the cost of Christmas down. Here are some tips and tricks to cut the cost:   1. Work out a budget and stick to it. Learn to work within it… Read More

Make your own homemade stainless steel cleaner

      The smell of some commercial cleaners can really get stuck in the back of your throat. The solution? Make your own!   Ingredients: 100ml distilled vinegar 2tbsp bicarbonate of soda 400ml warm water   Method: Pour ingredients into a 500ml trigger spray bottle. Amazon sell a selection very cheaply. Shake up until frothy.… Read More

How to make natural wood polish with beeswax

    A completely natural way to care for your wood furniture that doubles up as a moisturiser too! Wood you believe it? (Sorry, we couldn’t resist!)   Ingredients: 2oz beeswax 6oz olive oil Essential oils of choice to scent (optional)   Method: Melt the beeswax in a bain marie or double boiler until it… Read More

How to make your own furniture polish with olive oil and lemon juice

    You don’t need to use an expensive olive oil for this polish. Inexpensive brands will work just as well and have exactly the same effect.   Ingredients: 250ml olive oil 100ml lemon juice   Method: Pour both ingredients into a trigger spray bottle. Amazon have a very cheap selection. Make sure the bottle… Read More

Save money, stop waste – Eat food past its ‘best before’ date

    No, I haven’t completely lost my mind.  Hear me out. According to the website Love Food Hate Waste we throw out more than 15 million tonnes of food in the UK each year.  Almost 50% of this figure, they say, comes from our homes. Every week families throughout the UK spend money on food… Read More

How to make homemade glass cleaning spray

    Forget store bought glass and window cleaning sprays. You can make your own with just two ingredients at a fraction of the cost. A 50 pence bottle of distilled vinegar makes almost four batches of this glass cleaning mixture, resulting in each batch costing little over 12 pence a bottle. That’s a big… Read More