House & Home

We all want a home that we love and one that loves us back but houses can be expensive money-pits.

Frugal House and HomeHopefully the articles below will be of some help to your low cost lifestyle. Remember, we’re not about being cheap, or mean – we’re about living better for less.

We all want to be green but let’s be real about it. Spending £10,000 on a water recycling system for a single house doesn’t make sense – it’s a greenwash toy for the rich. Using the bathwater for the lawn in a drought, however, makes perfect sense.

The thing about low cost living is to think through what you do, apply some logic rather than green ideology and avoid spending pounds to save pennies.

5 Tips For Frugal Home DIY Projects

5 Tips For Frugal Home DIY Projects

By nature, DIY projects are meant to be frugal. The idea, at least insofar as it relates to home improvement, is that you're rolling your sleeves up to do a task yourself that you might otherwise pay someone else to do for you. Thus, at least on the surface,...
Buying a New Kitchen - How to Save Money

Buying a New Kitchen - How to Save Money

A new kitchen can make a large difference to your house's value and to the way you live. I am a trained kitchen designer and have even had kitchens I designed featured in magazines. So, a few inside tips for you from one who really knows. Planning...
Clearing Blocked Drains – Drain Acid & Caustic Soda

Clearing Blocked Drains – Drain Acid & Caustic Soda

We live in an old property and the drains are not the best. We've had to learn a few tricks to keep things flowing and how to unblock drains when the worst happens. Hopefully these methods will help you if you have similar problems with blocked drains...
Fridges & Freezers

Fridges & Freezers

These two major appliances are consuming energy 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and you'll be surprised quite how much they can use. There are some simple things you can do to reduce the running costs. Fridges and freezers simply work by exchanging...
Frugal Washing Machines & Tumble Dryers - Save Money!

Frugal Washing Machines & Tumble Dryers - Save Money!

There have been dramatic improvements in the efficiency of washing machines and tumble dryers over just the last 15 years. This improvement isn't limited to the expensive, premium brands - even the cheap end washing machines use less water and electricity....
Gutter Cleaning Tips

Gutter Cleaning Tips

There aren’t many jobs around the house that are as tedious as having to clean out your gutter. Whilst it might not be the most glamorous of chores it is certainly a necessity to make sure the guttering around your home is clean and clear of all potential o...
How to Bleed Your Radiators

How to Bleed Your Radiators

It’s beginning to look a lot like winter and if you’ve turned your heating system back on recently only to find some of your radiators aren’t radiating as well as they could be, it may well be time to bleed them. You may find cold patches towar...
How to Decide Whether to Sell or Save Items in the Home

How to Decide Whether to Sell or Save Items in the Home

To be, or not to be…on display around the home? That is the question for many of us as the new year gets underway and we start thinking of ways to freshen things up. However, whether it’s a souvenir from that magical holiday, a family heirloom, or ...
How to Save Money on Cleaning Supplies

How to Save Money on Cleaning Supplies

Sent in By Katy Turner You can't avoid cleaning your home, can you? But you can at least save money when buying cleaning supplies. Buying cleaning products is one of our basic household needs. We definitely can’t manage without them, much a...
The User's Guide To Environmentally Sustainable Smartphones

The User's Guide To Environmentally Sustainable Smartphones

Smart phone companies will try to squeeze out every last penny from their consumers by releasing phone models that offer incremental upgrades. They dazzle would-be buyers by showing off a new body, higher megapixel cameras, beefier processors and memory....
Unexpected ways to make your property more eco-friendly

Unexpected ways to make your property more eco-friendly

Many people make the obvious green home improvements - such as installing better insulation, switching to energy efficient appliances, and replacing old windows with double glazing - but then become stuck on ways to further reduce their carbon footprint....

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