Share your Thrifty Tips

Pass on your tips to us and we’ll post the best ones. It’s all about sharing the joy after all.

Just fill in the form below or join us on Twitter using #ThriftFest. Here’s a few to get you started…

Make your own wet wipes by cutting a kitchen roll in half, put it in a round container with lid (d.v.d.disc boxes are ideal) add about 4tablespoons of water with some essential oil well shaken in. (I make up a batch and use tee tree oil as it’s anti-septic and anti-fungal) As these are made with paper,you can put them down the toilet. Thanks to Marjorie Footitt .”
“Instead of buying presents, book a day out with your family, isn’t time always more precious! A gentle walk and a handmade picnic. Or how about an English Heritage or National Trust membership, it’s a great gift that soon pays for itself.”
“Print your own gift paper with potato printing onto old newspapers and make ribbons from the old paper to create decorating packaging – a great project for the children.”
“Don’t buy expensive gardening tools just for your own use. Why not share the cost with your neighbours and have them for your own little community. Look after them and tools can last you a lifetime”
“Buy cheap clothes from a local charity shop and customising them. Be unique and creative.”

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