Category: Tips and tricks

Frugal Friday: The Marvellous Library

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

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The power of lists

Wherein we talk about lists, and why they should be in every aspiring frugal person’s toolkit.

All About the Books

Often, necessity is the best teacer. Such was certainly the case when Mr. E. started the university semester earlier this year with zero money in the bank for books. Read on for some of his easy solutions to a perpetual drain on student economy!

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!

A Nordic perspective: Matpakke

Don’t fear bringing your own lunch to work. Matpakke is an age-old tradition in my Norwegian family, and I think everyone should embrace it. Read on to find out why.

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!

Frugal Friday: Preserving the bounty

Ever wanted to start making your own jam, but not quite sure where to start? I give a rundown of the basics to get you started on your own frugal adventure!

How space saves us money

Oh pantry, how can I praise thee? Let me count the ways.

Frugal Friday: Our Not-Soda Soda

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