Category: Frugal Friday

Frugal Pantry Staples

The very basics in our pantry, and the range of foods we can cook from them!

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Frugal Friday: Meadowsweet juice

I am not a big drinker of preserved juices and syrups, but this one is undoubtedly my favourite! It is refreshing, not as sweet, and just a little different.

Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without – Frugal inspiration from WWII

We can learn a lot about frugality from our frugal forbears. Here are 5 frugal tips and tricks, inspired by WWII!

Frugal Friday: The Marvellous Library

An ode to the amazing library and its many uses. Support your local librarians!

Frugal Friday: Cutting hair at home

We here at Frugasaurus encourage you to be bold! Like Bilbo, go on those adventures! Work on that amazing dream! Cut your hair without an expensive salon!

Frugal Friday: Christmas Edition

Don’t break the bank trying to buy everyone stuff this Christmas. Insource it, make it yourself, or make do without and just enjoy each other’s company!

Frugal Friday: Make your own soap

Solid soap gets a bad rep, but for no good reason. Here we give you a quick intro to soapmaking, plus resources you can use to learn more, just in time for making a batch for the holidays!

Frugal Friday: Spend nothing

This Friday I encourage you to spend nothing. And not just today, but for several days. Create the habit, and build contentment with what you have.

Frugal Friday: Keep it simple

Homemade is great, but every so often, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the ever present question “what’s for dinner?”. Here in the Frugasaurus household, we try to simplify the recipes we use most often, by making one dish do multiple jobs.

Frugal Friday: The story of oats

Oats are a humble and mighty source of energy. They’re cheap, filling, and keep hard-working people going for hours at a time. If you are not yet incorporating oats into your daily routine, give oats a chance!

Frugal Friday: Darn your socks

Do you mend your socks? We do! It might not save us bucketloads of money compared to buying cheap socks, but its an enjoyable autumn activity and a gateway drug to other mending. Get darning!

Frugal Friday: Sauerkraut

Fermenting is a fun and easy way to preserve food. If you’re lucky, you might find it provides a gateway drug into the sharing economy as well!