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How to turn a letterbox full of Junk Mail into something useful

  I recently watched a YouTube clip on How to Make a Basket from Newspaper. It inspired me to make my own, substituting used glossy, coloured catalogues as I didn’t want to get newsprint ink all over me. Here is

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How to Save Money & Improve your Health

Why pay to visit the gym when you can take up gardening. It’s a great form of low-impact exercise that can improve your health in many ways Get Grounded The simple act of getting your hands in the dirt, walking

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How to Save Money in a Pet friendly Garden

Boredom, loneliness and pent-up energy, especially among breeds of working and hunting dogs, are the natural enemies of your garden. With a little planning, however, your pets can happily co-exist with your garden. Dogs will look for activities to keep

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How to Repurpose your Food Scraps and Green Waste

Everyone should compost their green waste. It makes economic and environmental sense. There is a method to suit every household, whether you live in a house, townhouse or apartment. Composting Methods: Lidded Bin System Tumbler Worm Farm Hot Composting Fermentation

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Save Money by Shopping in your own Pantry

If you have been following my $21 Supermarket Challenge you will know that I have cleaned out my freezer of ‘forgotten food’ and am now working on clearing out my pantry. Chef  [my husband, still on crutches]  normally does all

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The $21 Challenge achieved …. well almost

Recently I wrote about the  $21 Supermarket Challenge  whereby I challenged myself to clear out the pantry, refrigerator and freezer of all the ‘forgotten’ food and then spending only $21 per week to supplement what I ‘found’ Well, I have

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Are you measuring to save Money?

    In these economic and environmentally-aware times, do you realise that you could be pouring money down the drain and not know it? Do you measure the dosage on the products you use ?  Have you read the label

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How to Repurpose Plastic Bottles into Gift Boxes

Gift Boxes made from Repurposed Plastic Bottles

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