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From "staycations" to knitting clubs, frugal living is increasingly in vogue as families look to cut costs during the economic downturn.

Supermarkets expand their budget lines and two-for-one deals, while magazines offer tips and sewing templates to help people make clothes at home.

Now, 70 years after the outbreak of World War II, High Street department chain John Lewis is getting in on the act - by turning the clock back to the days of the Blitz.

It is publishing what it calls a "modern reworking" of the famous 1943 government booklet on making the most of minimal resources - Make Do And Mend.

 

 

 

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BBC NEWS | Business | The modern 'make do and mend'


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when veg is cheap buy it cook it then freeze, this will save you a lot of money

 

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I've started to do just that. Really handy for vegetables like celery-some recipes need just one stalk-and leeks which aren't always available.8)

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if you want some curtains to match your duvet but they are expensive then buy another duvet set and make them out of that you can often get buy one get one free, and as long as they are the same sets you have a pair of curtains that havent cost you the earth

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Watch out for opportunist pricing if you are considering a major purchase online. Prices go down from Monday to Wednesday and are raised from Thursday through the weekend because that's when most people buy. This is particularly noticeable with electrical goods on Amazon but can happen with any online retailer.

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Thankyou Hightail, i was wondering that been watching for a while at prices thought it was me wishing again they do actually put down things during the week then up them at the weekend, ive seen it with food as well but thanks again will now watch it and buy

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My O/H had been looking to buy a new TV. Went up in price by £50 late last Thursday night and was back down in price by Monday lunchtime. It really does happen as people buy at a weekend or want stuff delivered at the weekend. Do your research over the weekend if you must but look to buy on a Tuesday

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thanks again hightail i will be watching very closely now its wrong isnt it to do that dont you think?

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If Your CURTAINS Are GETTING HARD TO OPEN/CLOSE THEN SPARY SOME FURNITURE POLISH ON THE CURTAIN RAIL AND THEY SHOULD THEN BE A LOT Easier TO OPEN/CLOSE. OOPS sorry for caps keep catching the caps lock, another tip,put foil behind your raditors to help keep the heat in


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Home servicing of your car;

 

Elongates the vehicles life

Saves the £100 that it costs at the dealer/garage

Reduces fuel consumption

Gives you something really cool for your kid to help you with :)

 

Parts cost £20 ish - 80% saving, and it only takes 20 minutes to do.

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I use my teabags twice, and the 'basics' ones in the supermarket at that, and they cost 28p for 80 bags. Thats 160 cups of tea. They taste no different to expensive bags . Its only got one ingredient!

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