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How Energy Efficient Are Your Appliances?

Did you know that the monthly running costs of some of the most popular items in your home can be surprisingly high? In this day and age, it’s more important than ever to switch to energy-efficient appliances. This will save you money on your monthly energy bills, but it will

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Maximise rewards with the Boots Advantage Card

The Boots Advantage card is probably my favourite loyalty card. Over the years I have been able to make some amazing savings on luxury beauty products and fragrance. Everyone loves a freebie, but my mindset really shifted when I began my decluttering journey a few years ago. More often than

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How to save money on Lay Z Spa running costs

Lay Z Spas and other inflatable hot tub brands have become more popular than ever, partially thanks to the lockdowns of 2020-21 and people spending more time at home and in their gardens. In fact,  This Is Money reported an 1000% increase in UK inflatable hot tub buyers in 2020.

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Save or Splurge? Budgeting for Baby Gear

Image: PixabayAs wonderful as it is to start a family and raise a baby, the costs can be quite astronomical. According to The Times Money Mentor, the average cost for the first 12 months of having a baby will set you back by £6,000 (or £500 a month), and many parents

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Clutter free Christmas gift ideas

Is it possible to have a clutter free christmas? Minimalism and decluttering seem to be a hot topic on social media and a lot of the debt free community on Instagram -myself included – are big fans of decluttering. Whether it’s for reselling for cash on eBay, to get rid

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