Category: Insourcing

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!

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Don’t wait until the 1st to start that thing

Don’t let the fear of failure stop you from trying new things or improving your life. Get stuck in and get to it!

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!

Why you should walk to work

Have you considered walking to work instead of driving or taking the bus/train/what have you? I started doing it, and it changed my daily commute drastically.

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.

Why we chose to spend money on a kitchen machine

Read on, for our arguments on when and how to make big purchases (not with credit cards), and how our frugality is a life of abundance, not scarcity.

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!

The compounding effects of living by example

How can we meet the coming decades as best we can? A lot of answers might be found in frugality, insourcing and self-sustainability.

Frugal Friday: Our Not-Soda Soda

Mr. E. shares his own surprise at an experiment that turned out to be tasty!