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Autumn Wardrobe Must-haves

Posted on September 19, 2020 at 7:02 pm

Autumn is just around the corner and it is about time we update our autumn wardrobe. What are some of the wardrobe must-haves for this autumn?

Woolly Hat
A woolly hat is a must-have for any autumn wardrobe. As the days begin to get colder, a hat is a necessity for helping to keep us warm. They are also an excellent accessory to match with any of your outfits.

Scarf
Another must-have for autumn is a scarf. Again an excellent accessory for matching to outfits. As well as offering you more warmth on these cold autumn days. Tartan scarfs are currently in right now, everyone needs one.

Brown Boots
These boots are a must-have for every autumn wardrobe. These are easy to style with any autumn outfit. Brown is a very autumnal colour making them the obvious choice. Like other items, they will help to keep your feet warm during the colder days.

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Making The Most Out Of Your Money

Posted on August 24, 2020 at 10:30 am

There are many ways to make the most out of your money when buying clothes. Im going to give you some of my personal tips on this topic.

1- Charity Shops
Charity shops are not always full of old clothes. You can find some beautiful items within these shops. These will be for a fraction of the cost of buying them new. You can also find some one-off pieces which no one else will be wearing.

2- Sales
Do your shopping in the end of season sales. Buying your summer clothes in the end of summer sales ready for next year will save you loads of money. Clothes can get put down by 75%, sometimes more, when they want the stock to go.

3- Carboot Sales
Similarly to charity shops, carboot sales allow you to buy second hand clothes for cheaper prices. You can find designer clothes, one-off pieces and more. Saving you lots of money to spend else where.

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Reusing Old Clothes

Posted on July 16, 2020 at 11:37 am

With the spread of Covid-19, it is becoming more difficult to sell unwanted clothing. Charity shops are closed, so we can’t donate them either. This is the perfect time to reuse your old clothes. I’m here to give you some ideas.

One way you can reuse your old clothes is making them into face masks. From the 24th of July 2020, it is compulsory to wear face masks when you go into shops. So what better time to make them when they are needed.
Another way you can reuse your old clothes is cutting them up. This may sound silly, but you will be able to use the smaller pieces as rags for cleaning. This will be a lot cheaper than buying new cleaning cloths you run out.
Finally, if you have any children, you could adjust the sizes of your tops and make summer dresses for your little girls. They will like dressing up in Mummy’s clothes.

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What to do with any unwanted clothes

Posted on May 27, 2018 at 8:23 pm

If like many of us, you have many items of clothing simply sitting in your wardrobe that have not been worn for years, or even ever. There are many ways you can sort out your clothes and make some space for some more newer items.

Charity shop- handing your items of clothing to a local charity shop is a great option, or bagging the items up and placing them in a charity clothes bin near you. This way your clothes can be used to make money towards a charitable cause.

Sell them- once you have sorted through your clothes, you may find some of the items are worth selling. With many new clothes selling sites, selling old and new clothing is made so much easier. Vintage clothing is still popular, so what may be old to you may be a vintage find for someone else.

Either option will help create some space in your wardrobe, and provide you with enough space to head out on a new shopping spree.

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Easter fun without spending too much

Posted on March 29, 2018 at 8:26 am

If you’re looking to save money at Easter, then it’s important to weigh up your options. There is always going to be expensive chocolates, cuddly toys and other expensive gifts in high street stores and supermarkets, however, there will be a lot of free, fun activities too. Many villages and towns in the UK host an Easter Egg hunt for children and tickets can be very cheap, whilst some are free, deepening on the size of the event. Having a day out with the family at an Easter egg hunt can be a big money saver, and we don’t really agree with those who feel it’s necessary to buy children more than 10 chocolate eggs! Being active and outdoors is much healthier and hunting for eggs in beautiful parks, forests and woods make for excellent photo opportunities. So why not have a cheap day out and give your children real memories at Easter, rather than spending money on eggs that may not really appreciate.

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Importance of framing your achievement and certificates

Posted on December 21, 2017 at 11:12 am

Why frame your certificates and other achievements? This is a common question for most people. There are two points of view on this matter. On one hand, framing a certificate and putting it on show in your home or office is perceived as an act of vanity. To others, this is a show of how far they have come and a constant appreciation of their achievements. This article provides a succinct reasoning on why the framing of certificates and achievements is necessary regardless of what is in them. (more…)

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Christmas is looming so you need to head online now!

Posted on November 28, 2017 at 5:29 pm

With Christmas just around the corner now, it’s really important you do your online shopping while you can because soon the delivery companies will be ridiculously busy and will therefore not be able to promise you that your gifts will arrive on time.

We recommend you do your shopping in November so you can have a stress-free December and enjoy the moments, however, if that’s not entirely possible for you and you’re waiting for one more payday in December, it’s best to plan everything you need and do your Christmas shopping as soon as you can. As a cut off date, we would say that the latest you should be ordering any presents is mid-December, so you still have plenty of time, but the weeks are about to fly by, so don’t get caught off guard. Enjoy Christmas, and get everything out the way early, that’s what we do!

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Does online shopping stop you over spending?

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Some shoppers have found that they tend to overspend when they physically go to the shops compared to when they shop online.

Being exposed to new items and products as you stroll around the shopping centre certainly doesn’t make it easy to just buy what you had planned to buy. Sometimes the temptation is too strong, and before you know it you have so many shopping bags, your struggling to hold them all.

Many feel that with online shopping, they search for what they need and rarely buy additional items than what they had planned, saving them a lot of money. This may be the perfect option for Christmas around the corner and so many gift ideas on the shelves.

While we all love a bit of online shopping, nothing really beats walking around the stores, trying and testing items out before making the purchase. Just make sure you have some spare cash to get home with!

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Reduce your spending by paying with cash over bank card

Posted on September 29, 2017 at 9:30 am

Paying for your shopping has been made so simple, you simply have to touch your card on the reader with no thought at all. Has the easiness of card payments led to shoppers overspending?

Some believe their shopping bill can soon add up when they are paying for items with their bank card. Paying with cash may seem like a thing of the past, but it could help you budget what you spend and reduce you buying unnecessary purchases.

One way to stop you overspending whilst having a day at the shopping centre is to take the cash you want to spend out and leave your bank card at home. If you run out of cash, then it’s time to go home. No overspending at all, just make sure you have enough to pay for your journey home.

Bank payments in shops have now moved to mobiles too, making the temptation not to splurge even more difficult. If you stick to good old-fashioned cash payments, you can’t go wrong.

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Start your Christmas shopping early this year to avoid any last minute stress

Posted on August 30, 2017 at 1:55 pm

With the kids about to head back to school, there is no better time to start planning your Christmas shopping. Planning your shopping in advance can be very beneficial, saving you money as you are able to budget better. Sticking to a budget is also better when you have a list, a list of names you need to buy presents for, and of course what you plan to get them.

Whilst the atmosphere around your local town can certainly get you in the Christmas spirit, it’s definitely better spent appreciating the decorations, delicious smells and music relaxed, rather than trying to rush between people with 10 bags of shopping in your hand.

You may be able to find some great bargains in local stores before the prices start to increase. Online shopping can sometimes be the best option for finding bargains and also helps to give you a wider range of gift ideas too.

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