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    Tips and Quick Questions on “How To Start Being Old Style”
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    • 20th Jul 09, 1:28 PM
    Tips and Quick Questions on “How To Start Being Old Style” 20th Jul 09 at 1:28 PM
    Hello! Pink-winged and I have seen a recent increase in people starting threads asking how to get started in Old Style (OS). This thread will be a resource for people starting out in OS, giving them pointers where to start.

    Take a look at these threads first:

    Welcome to Old Style and Important Notices for Old Style – take a read of these to see what OS is all about. There are lots of tips on searching, which will help you to see if your question has been asked before.

    Getting to Know You thread – meet other OSers and introduce yourself.

    Quick Questions about OS thread – includes on page 1 a list of the other QQ threads.

    Grocery thread – this is a sticky (will always be near the top of the front page of OS). There’s a new thread every month, starting around the 27th of the previous month. Posters here include their grocery budget for the month, and other posters give them hints and tips for sticking to it. This thread includes, on page 1, a list of money-saving recipes.

    Flylady thread – posters encourage each other in keeping their homes clean and tidy. There’s a suggested list of weekly chores on page 1 (and a star system for completing the list) but you don’t have to follow this to be part of the thread. There’s a new thread every week, starting Sunday evening.

    Menuplan thread – look at what other OSers are eating this week and post your own. There’s a new thread each week, starting on a Sunday. You can find tips on this thread Meal planning; how do you do it?

    OS Daily thread – chat thread to talk about the ups and downs of your OS day. New thread started every morning.

    The Great Declutter – get rid of stuff and your home will be much easier to clean.

    Save Zillions on Cleaning Products thread.

    OS Recipes Collection, Recipe Collection Thread , Complete Cooking Collection and Slow Cooker - the Recipe Collection

    Storecupboard Essentials

    OS Indexed Collection - lists of threads which come up more frequently, collected together by topic.


    And for those starting Old Style as a single person -
    Single Money Saver living on my own


    Please join into one or more of these threads (or any others that take your fancy). If you have specific questions about starting out OS, or tips for new OSers, please post them here.

    Penny. x

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    Last edited by MSE Rose; 28 July 2009 at 6:45 PM..
    Last edited by squeaky; 03-11-2011 at 5:47 AM.
    Life is too short to clean behind the fridge
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