Freegans are frugal people

I just found this video about freegans – and must admit that my upbringing was a bit in the way. But when the initial disgust settled, it is a good idea, and very frugal too. In Denmark it is not allowed to go through other peoples / stores garbage. No garbage is left outside, but…

A frugal way to recieve and give gifts

I am not very fund of birthdays with a lot of presents. I have always received at lot of things I did not need or want, so here is at tip to be more smart and frugal about receiving gifts yourself. Make sure that you your wish list contains gift vouchers. One trick is to…

Home made apple cider

Living in the city, I do not grow a lot of my own food, however friends and family have gardens and no clue what to do with the harvest. Making some sparkling dry apple cider the frugal way is not that hard: Take as many apples as you can or want, and extract the juice….

25 Ways I Save Money

Dawn from Frugal For Life had a post relating to “25 Ways I Save Money“. So here is my 25 ways: I have no car – I walk or bike instead. For longer distances I use buses or trains. I do all my banking online and that saves not only money but also time. I…

DIY (Do-it-yourself) around the home

I hate hate it when things break. I know it means countless hours of work. It’s not that the actial plumbing is difficult – it is just the fact that I do not know how to fix it beforehand. Here are some things we’ve learned when dealing with home repairs: Don’t panic. A zen-like state…

Preserving food

A great way to be frugal is thinking about what you eat. If you have access to any seasonal harvest remember to preserve some of it. I was brought up on a home that made it’s own strawberries, apples, peas, onions, cherries, blackberries, raspberries and many other. Now, preserving food also includes freezing the harvest….

CouchSurfing is a cheap way to stay abroad

CouchSurfing seeks to internationally network people and places, create educational exchanges, raise collective consciousness, spread tolerance, and facilitate cultural understanding. As a community couchsurfing.com strive to do their individual and collective parts to make the world a better place, and they believe that the surfing of couches is a means to accomplish this goal. CouchSurfing…