Thrifty Food

Shopping for fruit and veg: six money saving tips

1. Avocados. I love avocados, so I take care to avoid the duff ones. You know the ones I mean: they feel nice and soft, but turn out to be bruised and manky on the inside. Take your soft avocado … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty5 September 16, 2010

Personal Finance

“Do you have the perfect life..?”

My day job (in media, dahling) means that I often get emails from journalists who are looking for case studies for real-life features in newspapers and magazines. A round robin email pinged through the other day, from a journalist on … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty13 July 17, 2010

Thrifty Fashion

Top thrifty shoe tips – and the SHOO, Jimmy Choo! winner

Miss Thrifty readers sent in some great thrifty shoe tips for the recent competition to win a copy of SHOO, Jimmy Choo! – and here are some of the best. Buying the right shoes Never, ever buy shoes that don’t … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 June 17, 2010

Thrifty Home

Tampon ghosts and other WTF? top tips

Following my last post about love it! magazine, I’ve been directed to a rather splendid collection of top tips over at the Hero of Switzerland blog. My favourites are the “talking point” party decorations (left), the giftwrapped stones and the … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 September 24, 2009

Thrifty Home

Is our street some kind of Frugal HQ?

Before I begin, I’d like to remind you that I live in Yorkshire. I would add that I live in a mid-terrace on a former council estate with semi-retired, salt-of-the-earth couples on either side. So I’m sure you won’t be … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty7 July 21, 2009


Fancy being on telly?

Production company Tern TV is currently making a thrifty-themed series for Sky. The researchers are looking for willing case studies. Apparently they are Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 April 29, 2009

Personal Finance

That Word Is “Thoil”

Thoil: apparently it’s an old Yorkshire word that means to be able to afford something, but to be unable to justify the expense. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 April 1, 2009

Thrifty Home

The Frugal Greenhouse of my Dreams

I dare you not to be inspired by this greenhouse made from old windows. Apparently the windows were collected from local houses that were being torn down. (So it’s eco-friendly too!) The result is featured on the splendid MAKE:blog, which … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty5 March 19, 2009

Personal Finance

Why I love debt

Let’s just make this clear: I don’t love all debts. I don’t love yours; you can keep them! But in truth, mine will always have a special place in my heart. This is why. It’s fair to say that over … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty13 February 17, 2009

Thrifty Food

Keep cheese soft – a simple tip

You know how, if you leave cheddar or a similar cheese out by accident, it turns hard and waxy? There’s a neat little solution. Soak a clean tea towel or square of muslin in white wine (cheap wine is fine). … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 January 16, 2009

Thrifty Beauty

FruGal’s gym tips

I’ve never been a gym person myself. I have tried, in the past, but I can’t get into it. It’s a lot of hard work for a lot of money, to stare at a blank wall (or worse, a flatscreen … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 January 13, 2009

Thrifty Home

Window cleaner removes grease stains

Funny About Money has hit upon a super-thrifty solution to getting grease stains out of laundry. She was wondering what to do about a seemingly indelible spot on a tablecloth, when she remembered an old household hint: that window cleaner … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 January 5, 2009

Thrifty Christmas, Thrifty Food


Christmas was a dizzying whirl of visits to relatives and friends in various parts of the South East, and I’m still disorientated. Seriously; I spent this afternoon working while feeling ever so virtuous for beavering away on a Saturday. It … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 January 2, 2009

Thrifty Christmas

A Christmas Cracker of a Tip

The Times has published its top 12 money-saving tips for Christmas. It’s as wickedy-wack as one would expect; I know I’m mean about these well-intentioned broadsheet round-ups, but come on! This time around, the top frugal tips include wrapping presents … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 December 22, 2008

Personal Finance


One of my newest followers on Twitter, Jenn Davis of CheapTweet, found the Miss Thrifty blog via my Favourite Frugal Twitterers post and dropped me an e-mail with some info about the new CheapTweet site. CheapTweet – – is a … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 December 8, 2008