Insert By Martin.... new to the forum - don't be daunted
This is an amazing thread with an incredible wealth of information by thrifty 'old style' MoneySavers.
As you will see it already runs for hundreds of pages (see above right to navigate through them). So much so, you'll find when you get to the end that it's now been joined by Preparing for Winter II
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Now enough from me let's get back to this thread - thanks to Hapless for starting itOriginal post below_________________________________________________
Ok...so I know it's still August, but it won't be long until winter arrives.
So are you preparing? Whether it's a mild wet winter with flooding or a long cold winter with snow..
What we have done so far is....
- Sweep the Chimneys and clean out the grates fully, repairing any cracks with fire cement.
- Sort out the snuggly duvets ready to go to the cleaners.
- Check the winter wardrobes, who needs what in the way of coats, jumpers, boots, slippers, wooly socks etc.
- Ordered a generator so when we get the inevitable power cuts we can at least keep the freezer going.
- Make sure we have some nice heavy thick curtains for the windows and doors (our double glazing is a council special...crap)
- Make sure we have enough wood stocked up for the rayburn and fireplace.
- Order in extra coal before summer prices end on 31st August. Don't use much but it makes a good fire base.
- Make a checklist of seeds to prepare for spring planting
- Order Yule tree
- Ensure we have enough cold and flu, cough mixes, Calpol, prescription meds in the house.
- Get some dried essentials in, milk, egg, flour.
- Make sure we have some 5lt water containers (burst pipes happen a lot round here)
- Get the sewing machine out for draught excluder repair, remake.
- Ensure we have a stock of candles, batteries etc (see power cuts)
- Replace the normal energy saver lightbulbs with daylight energy saver bulbs
- Make sure the car is has petrol and we have de-icer, path saltgrit, etc.
- Ask Skadi to send SNOW this Yule:rotfl:
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grocery challenge...Budget £420
Wk 1 £27.10
Wk 2 £78.06
Wk 3 £163.06