Party bags – the zero waste, zero cost way!

Over the last few years my attitude to giving going home gifts after a kids party has gradually changed, but there has been one constant. I have tried to avoid buying plastic cr*p or sweets to give out after the party.  Parting gifts I have provided over the years: Homemade bean bags.  My theory behind
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Introducing Caspar the friendly tent and how to get camping equipment for free!

We got this beautiful French 70’s tent from Freecycle (labelled Tentes Caspar) a while ago and had a lovely time camping in it over the weekend with a big group of families from my kids’s school.  We had a rather more modern tent which we used last year camping but it was very cosy with
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Is it ok to be given clothes for free by a stranger?

I get emails from Freegle and Freecycle daily, often several times a day and less frequent ones from Streetbank.  If you haven’t already heard about them, they are sites via which people can give their stuff away for free.  There are no charges to sign up and no-one can ask for anything (be it money
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Today I released a book into the wild!

I recently discovered BookCrossing. BookCrossing is a fun way to give away and then track the journey of a book that you no longer need/want.  It is really easy to do and is completely free to use. If you want to give away a book via this method you need to do this: Join bookcrossing.com. Choose
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DIY Chimney balloon

Introducing guest post number three from my husband all about how to make a chimney balloon for free! So its getting colder outside and we have had the heating on already. I’m on a mission to use technology and gadgets to reduce energy usage and save money. I was in our family room recently and
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I’ve decided to give it away!

Well Zero Waste Week came and went and in all honestly there wasn’t much zero about the waste in our household.  Meals were thrown on the floor, food went off and some of my experiments of making food I don’t usually cook didn’t work out that well e.g gluten free pizza and lentil burgers.  Some did
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My top five free summer days out near Brighton with kids!

I have two young boys under 6 and they are full of energy.  Getting out the house and into the fresh air on the weekends is really important to us.  We don’t want to spend money every time we leave the house though so frequently we pack our lunch and head off to one of
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10 free ways to distract your child when out and about!

Lots of kids aren’t great at waiting patiently for long and there are times when you need them to do just that!  You might be in a waiting room, in a restaurant, cafe, queue or anywhere it isn’t practical for them to get up/ walk off and run around.   I have found that although
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