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Posts written in August, 2013

Don’t be a tin opener fool – simple is best!

Posted by Kate Naylor on August 30th, 2013 at 9:30am

I’m a great one for being seduced by shiny new ideas. Take tin openers. Over the years I have bought any number of fancy alternatives to the traditional, old fashioned type. And time and time again I’ve discovered the dratted things aren’t anywhere near as effective as the simplest, cheapest tin opener on the market….read more

20 more tiny, weeny money saving tips

Posted by Kate Naylor on August 29th, 2013 at 9:49am

Here’s the latest in our series of 20-at-a-time miniature money saving tips, which soon mount up to savings worth having. use newspaper and wallpaper paste to ‘paper’ over cracks and holes in ceilings and walls. It sets rock hard and you can sand it down before painting for a smooth finish. To fill small pock-marks,…read more

Let’s demand clearer smartphone and mobile deals

Posted by Kate Naylor on August 28th, 2013 at 9:55am

The mobile phone market is – and always was – a nightmare for consumers. Here’s what I mean. I type ‘cheapest smartphone in the UK’ into Google and I get more than 5 million search results. So far, so good. But the first page of results is full of cheap smartphone deals, not cheap smartphones….read more

Home decor treasure – Beautiful vintage glassware for next to nothing

Posted by Kate Naylor on August 27th, 2013 at 9:29am

Bank Holiday weekends are excellent for boot fairs and there’s a really good one near us most bank holidays, at Rottingdean cricket club. This weekend we found all sorts of beautiful glassware, which I’ve displayed along with some new pieces I picked up last weekend charity shopping in Haywards Heath with a friend. Here’s what…read more

Massive bargains at Littlewoods – Click this way!

Posted by Kate Naylor on August 23rd, 2013 at 10:07am

Good old Littlewoods. When I was little our Mum had a Littlewoods catalogue. My brother Jonty and I would spend hours poring over the toys pages. As we got older we spent even longer lost in the glamour and excitement of their fashion and shoes sections. Littlewoods’ thrilling telephone-directory-thick home shopping book was a reliable…read more

Congratulations to us… and thanks to all our discount code fans!

Posted by Kate Naylor on August 22nd, 2013 at 9:31am

Here’s me opening up our blog to write today’s post and, out of the blue, I notice we’re the proud owner of an impressive 1,000 money saving posts. That’s at least a thousand tips, hints and ideas about shaving generous slices off the everyday cost of living. In the years we’ve been online we have…read more

The magic of leather dyes and leather repair kits

Posted by Kate Naylor on August 21st, 2013 at 8:39am

Leather is a premium material, so I guess it’s no surprise that there are so many products available to help you keep it looking good. Here are just a few of them. I sourced these DIY leather repair and restoration products on the excellent Furniture Clinic site, designed to save you a small fortune on…read more

20 more cool money saving tips

Posted by Kate Naylor on August 20th, 2013 at 9:39am

It’s amazing how tiny things stack up. Here’s the latest in our series of miniature money saving tips, 2o more ways to save cash. defrost your freezer if it’s iced up and you’ll use less electricity if you want posh stuff, visit charity shops in posh areas go shopping with a plan… and stick to…read more

Hey there, I'm Katie...


I live just outside Brighton, high up on the South Downs, with my fiancé Tony and our three cats.

I’m dedicated to saving money, spending less, buying wisely and generating cash from the stuff I no longer want.

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Hi, I'm Jenny...


Hi there, I’m Jenny, a brand new mum living in the heart of Essex with a passion for making the pounds look after themselves!

I’m here to pass on all that I’ve learnt about baby saving, looking good on a budget and to keep you guys up to date with what's hot on the money saving blog scene.

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