I’ve sat and watched the TV show where a trendy young family are taught to live just as stylishly for a fraction of the price. The couple were not uncommon as the loved labels, brands and how they looked was important to them. We’ve all been there, we’ve all been young and worried about appearances and we may or not have grown out of it. Well, I haven’t it’s still important to me although I don’t want to spend too much money. I also want to eat well and have a clean and comfortable house and again, I don’t want it to cost me much again.
I have the opportunity every now and then to wander round a posh department store and get a feel for what I like. I’ll then take a look around stores like Primark, matalan and other similar stores and know what look I like and find a way of achieving it. That being said, I have a kind of uniform of dark straight leg trousers and tunic tops with a scarf here and there and jeans for the weekends. None of that is expensive and I can look smart really reasonably. I certainly don’t give in to labels unless I’ve found something incidentally on the clearance rail at TK Max and that’s a really rare find. I’ll also have a browse round the charity shops although they are often more expensive than the discount stores.
I keep the house clean and know it can be done without any brand names and I get everything I need from the bottom shelves in the supermarket of their basics brands and add in bicarbonate of soda that I buy in kilo bags from the DIY shop and that cleans everything from the bathroom, loo to the oven. Old towels get cut down into cleaning clothes which I use to dry the floor after washing it. I use soapy water for most things and buff things clean with a clean dry cloth. I keep laundry costs down too with basics soap powder and I use white vinegar as softener and it’s really cheap too and just a tablespoon will soften the clothes just fine. I was a brand girl once and turned to bargain brands to save money and now I use them because they do the same job just fine.
I do think we live well, we eat well, we’re smart and tidy and the house is clean and comfortable but we keep the expenses to the lowest costs possible. There are lots of things we do to live well and I’m sure you do too. There are loads of ways to live well and here’s where you can ask a question that could start with “how do you save money on…..” Or leave a handy money saving hint where you can leave advice for the rest of us.
Here’s my questions that you can help with. How do you save money on: pet care, motoring costs, travel costs, home decor …..
Love Froogs xxxxxx