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    This is a good thread!!

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    This is a great thread, I am so coming back here to read some more when I am not so tired.

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    wow some great ideas. I love meal planning not just for the savings but also it makes me so more organised.

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    Gifts
    • Have a 'gift corner' which you keep lots of cute generic things you could give for a present (like lip glosses, stickers, chocolate etc). For people's birthdays, you can make a gorgeous little hamper for $10 or under which can be worth $30+!
    • Buy wrapping & bags from the Reject shop and save & reuse ones you get given. It's the thought that counts! So allow yourself to be thoughtful and giving by being organised & having a gift basket.
    Decorating
    • Buy picture frames from the op shop (2nd hand shop) and paint them for a make-over.
    • Fake flowers - if they're good quality ones you can tell. If you see them in the op shop, wash them & re-arrange for a beautiful new arrangement. I did this yesterday and I now have some nice pink carnations and roses!! they look really good.
    • Vases - again buy from op shops. Seriously why would you buy them from DJs when they can look exactly the same!?
    • Cute mugs - op shop all the way! Who seriously pays $20 for a designer mug???? what the???? WHY? LOL :P
    • Furniture - if you get wooden second hand furniture, you can restore it or paint it, and it looks fantastic adn expensive!
    • You can easily recover most dining chairs for next to nothing - just some material, a staple gun & a screw driver. They look sooo much better!
    Entertainment
    • Borrow DVDs from the library rather than the video shop
    • Borrow books from the library rather than buying them! If you prefer to buy them, buy them from the Op shop and then take them back and recycle them when you're done!
    • Keep and use freebie coupons for various venues
    • Go to all of the community run fetes and events - they often have free or cheap sausage sizzles, face painting etc and kids love it
    • Have BBQs, pot-luck dinners & parties at home - the 'marriage quiz game' for 5-8 couples is so much fun, and costs nothing
    Cleaning
    • Keep spray bottles, fill with water & a bit of dish detergent and voila - you have a generic and safe all-purpose cleaner. Never buy spray-and-wipe againe! Add a bit of orange essential oil or eucalyptus if you like that smell.
    Foodie treats
    • Bake! Bake easy things if you're not a huge cooking fan. Make easy cupcakes, pikelets etc. It's so much cheaper, you can give them to friends & neighbours who love them. Your kids will love making and eating them. Never need to buy premade ones which are expensive & full of garbage colours thickeners raising agents and preservatives.
    • Use balsamic vinegar instead of expensive premade salad dressings
    • Make your own gravy out of the burnt bits on the bottom of the meat pan. Add a little bit of flour, some vegemite, some sugar, salt pepper & water. That's it!! Never buy gravox again!
    • Buy a Romaine lettuce instead of the pre-bagged salads. The Romaine lettuce is nutricious and about $1-$1.80, compared to the $4 salad bag, and will serve you just as long (if not longer)
    Fashion
    Don't waste money on clothes that you'll never wear again, or make you look terrible.
    Read Trinny & Sarah to make sure you don't buy stuff that doesn't suit your shape
    Look at the latest fashions and shop mannequins, so you know what's in.
    Know your colour palette
    If you've got time, and a friend to go with is even better, go Op Shopping for 2nd hand clothes. It takes TIME to go through all of the garbage, and try on a LOT. But you can end up piecing together some fab outfits over time, that would cost a lot of $ if bought in the shops.

    Everyone has ways & means of doing things - I am always open to new ideas & would love for more people to share here!! I've stumbled upon all of the above by trial and error - nobody told me these things. What have you discovered to live frugally but still live a good life??
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    Simple but I've found rather than buying toys I use the local toy library and only buy kids toys at bday n Xmas

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    I do my groceries online, I keep fiddling with the meal plan and items untill I come under budget. Even paying the delivery fee I come out ahead. Coles and Woolworths also do 'click and collect'. You order on line, they put it together and you pick it up-no delivery fee.

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    Speckled - sorry if this is off-topic, but how do you find the quality of the fruit & veg when you order online? I've never ordered online & always worried that they will pick out crappy fruit & veg for me.
    I use to work for one of the supermarkets picking the internet orders. The biggest complaints we got were in relation to the poor quality of the produce.

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    Get a weekly veggie box, we use Harvest Hub and it's $20 a week, heaps of fruit and veggies and they are from farmers markets, then we just buy meat in bulk from the butcher and use that weekly, now that is coming into winter it's casserole time so makes for very cheap dinners!

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