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Mycatsabastard Sun 14-Aug-16 15:18:41

Ensure your cake remains moist by eating the whole thing in one sitting

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LewisAndClark Sun 14-Aug-16 15:21:31

Save money on the 5p carrier bag charge by buying raw meat every time you shop and getting a free one.

AlpacaPicnic Sun 14-Aug-16 15:24:16

Save time and money on washing up by eating everything from paper plates with plastic cutlery!

I really did this recently and it was fab

Mycatsabastard Sun 14-Aug-16 15:31:13

Save money on shoes by cutting a milk carton in half and using elastic bands, make easy, cheap shoes.

LewisAndClark Sun 14-Aug-16 15:33:36

Save money by not having kids. Instead, set an alarm clock to wake you up every two hours during the night, hire someone to come round and trash your house daily and make three meals a day to go straight in the bin.

Mycatsabastard Sun 14-Aug-16 15:39:19

lewis grin

Save money going on holiday by staying at home. Walk around your local area with a camera slung around your neck and carry a map. Ask lots of people for directions to local attractions.

OhHolyFuck Sun 14-Aug-16 15:40:25

I've been waiting for a thread to share this on...

elephantoverthehill Sun 14-Aug-16 15:59:50

Don't provide teenagers with any furniture apart from a chair and a bed. Any notion of other storage is futile. Instead use their wardrobes and drawers for your ever expanding collection of clothes and shoes.

GwendolynPost Sun 14-Aug-16 16:04:34

Fancy yachting but don't live near the coast? Simply stand under a freezing cold shower, fully dressed whilst ripping up £50 notes.

KakunaMatata Sun 14-Aug-16 16:10:33

Save time washing your sheets by not using any.

elephantoverthehill Sun 14-Aug-16 16:13:20

Window cleaning bills? Windows always smeared after you have done the inside? Simple solution - never open the curtains.

scurryfunge Sun 14-Aug-16 16:13:35

Don't buy expensive binoculars, simply stand closer to the object you wish to view.

Doinmummy Sun 14-Aug-16 16:15:53

Make it sound as if you have an expensive gravel driveway by sprinkling snap , crackle and pop cereal on it.

Doinmummy Sun 14-Aug-16 16:16:42

Save on carpeting by cutting 2 squares of carpet and tying them to your feet.

Eebahgum Sun 14-Aug-16 16:18:56

Forgotten your flip flops on holiday? Make your own with sanitary towels and dental floss. Actually saw this on a tips page in a magazine once!

elephantoverthehill Sun 14-Aug-16 16:33:39

Eebahgum Was the magazine 'VIZ' by any chance?

MouldyPeach Sun 14-Aug-16 16:39:09

Don't buy toilet paper when you can cut down trees and easily make your own.. make use of perfume tester bottles if you want the fragranced type.

Doinmummy Sun 14-Aug-16 16:41:09

When visiting a
Motorway service station , make sure you arrange a bank loan before you set off. It will save time and embarrassment.

suspiciousofgoldfish Sun 14-Aug-16 16:45:49

Instead of buying expensive gloves, simply wrap warm used tea bags in cling film and voila! An ingenious hand-warmer!

Bored of your lampshades? Jazz them up instantly by covering them in those bet bags you buy satsumas and oranges in - a cheap and funky way to refresh your decor!

(I can't claim responsibility for either of these, sadly. That prize goes deservedly to Love It magazine)

dodobookends Sun 14-Aug-16 16:55:51

Hard of hearing and don't always hear the doorbell?

Make sure you don't miss callers or important deliveries by opening the front door every few seconds to check if anyone's there.

elephantoverthehill Sun 14-Aug-16 18:51:00

Suspicious grin. Next time I go to the GPs I will actively seek out this magazine rather than plump for GH or Prima.

wombattoo Sun 14-Aug-16 18:56:08

What a fantastic thread. Thank you Mycats.I am pmsl.
Doinmummy - have you had all those tips just waiting for a thread like this?
grin grin grin

fuckofffleas Sun 14-Aug-16 19:00:11

Treat yourself to a free facial by opening the dishwasher as soon as its finished

NoTractorsAtTheTable Sun 14-Aug-16 19:01:31

Don't buy an expensive widescreen tv, or shell out for cinema tickets.

Simply watch a DVD through your front door letterbox for that widescreen effect.

cheeseandmarmite15 Sun 14-Aug-16 19:04:13


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