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

How to make your own laundry detergent

    Three ingredients is all it takes to make almost 5 litres of your very own laundry detergent. At only 50 pence per unit the total cost comes to only £1.50 – a huge saving on store bought washing powder!   Ingredients: 2 x Dove Soap Bars 500g Soda Crystals 4.5 litres water  … Read More

How to Create a Workable Budget

    Formulating a workable and practical budget is one of the most important steps towards streamlining your personal finances. Budgets might need to be modified to incorporate unexpected or sudden expenses but by and large, basic patterns remain constant. Creating a family budget will not only help you regulate needless expenditure but also helps… Read More

Top 5 Tips for Last Minute Christmas Gifts on a Budget

    With only eight days left until Christmas we are rapidly running out of time to prepare.  If you already have your cards written and posted, your presents wrapped and your decorations beautifully hung in every room I salute you! If, on the other hand, you’re finding yourself feeling a sense of impending doom… Read More

How to Teach your Child About Money

      Learning how to value money is a lesson that is learnt very early. Even when you examine your own habits and attitude towards money, you will find that you are able to trace its roots all the way to your childhood. This lesson is even more important in the materialistic and money-driven… Read More

A warm home is a happy home

    We don’t give them a second thought the rest of the year but unnatural boiler sounds in the midst of the winter months is enough to put a feeling of dread and panic into anyone. Why caring for your boiler is a ‘must-do’, not a ‘maybe’ Avoiding panicked phone calls to repair a… Read More