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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • GreyQueenGreyQueen Forumite
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    :).......used to have a nifty short style which needed cutting every 3-4 weeks and products to style it. Gradually grew my layers out with a series of intermediate styles until ended up with a long bob. Was able to reduce the frequency of haircuts, too.

    :o It's now past shoulderlength and I'm making a relative trim it for free.......

    :) Saving £10 a time.
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)
  • Takeaways-Now once in a blue moon instaed of once or twice a week(helps with slimming world as well)
    Magazines-Used to buy heat, reveal, company to name but a few, now i just sometimes buy the good food mag, Planning on doing the subscription for it with my clubcard vouchers.
    Coffee and sandwhiches on my lunch break- Saves me about £15 a week
    Clothes-Gotta love primani, only buy my beloved river island jeans when its a birthday or christmas pressie

    I still like to but myself the odd treat now and then, i love a nice coffee in starbucks now and then or to treat myself or the kids to something new, i just dont do it all the time like i used to and i always try to get the best deal when ever i can.
    March 2014 Grocery challenge £250.00
  • quintwinsquintwins Forumite
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    GreyQueen wrote: »
    :).......used to have a nifty short style which needed cutting every 3-4 weeks and products to style it. Gradually grew my layers out with a series of intermediate styles until ended up with a long bob. Was able to reduce the frequency of haircuts, too.

    :o It's now past shoulderlength and I'm making a relative trim it for free.......

    :) Saving £10 a time.

    it only cost you £10 to get your haircut? my last one was £21 and i think it's £26 now thats just a wash/cut/blowdry, i meantioned this to my mum and she said her last one (fancy salon) was £46:eek:
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  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    I gave up my car, most of my clothes is second hand and eating out has become a rare event; I've down-branded on most things and try to bake at home if I can

    tbh the only thing I miss is the freedom that having a car gave me but I don't miss worrying about the cost of it
    ... don't throw the string away. You always need string! :D

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  • horsechestnuthorsechestnut Forumite
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    Stopped having my hair coloured at the hairdressers and now do it at home; actually much better.
    Stopped buying Elnett hairspray and switched to Bristows; actually suits my hair much better; thanks to someone on this site, wish I'd know about it years ago!
    Now joined the Over 60's Cub at the local Hairdressers and save £8 (plus the cost of petrol) on my former hairdressers.
    Stopped the chocolate.
    Pretty much an old style person anyway, so there wasn't much room for manoeuvre!
  • Butterfly_BrainButterfly_Brain Forumite
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    magazines
    no takeaways
    meals out only for very special treats
    no shop bought bread or cakes
    no holiday
    Clothes, shoes, and household goods only replaced if absolutely necessary and go for second hand first.
    hand wash more, dry on the line and airers and avoid using the tumble dryer.
    Use a lot less meat in meals, stretch it out with veggies.
    Car is a neccessity because I am disabled but I have cut out a lot of trips that I would deem a day out.
    Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones that let in the light
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  • GreyQueenGreyQueen Forumite
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    quintwins wrote: »
    it only cost you £10 to get your haircut? my last one was £21 and i think it's £26 now thats just a wash/cut/blowdry, i meantioned this to my mum and she said her last one (fancy salon) was £46:eek:
    :) It's a City and Guilds training salon, walk up, no appointments, they do a lot of business. Quality can vary a bit but my hair is so thick that it doesn't really matter if the cut isn't fabulous. I once lost an Afro comb in it when I had a curly perm in the early 1980s (found it later that day). I used to coat my hair with lard and lay down on the river bank to have the rats chew the ends off but I used to get some funny looks IYKWIM.:rotfl:If anyone presented me with a bill for £46 they'd have to be calling the paramedics, that's damn near a week's rent money!
    Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
    John Ruskin
    Veni, vidi, eradici
    (I came, I saw, I kondo'd)
  • No magazines / newspapers
    No tumble dryer
    Take aways far less often, and cheaper ones like Subway or fish n chips instead of Indian
    Only replacing the staples of my make up and cosmetics (using up what I have)
    Haircuts only for DH, I cut and colour my own
    Pub twice a month instead of twice a week

    With all of this and better budgeting, we are around £300 a month better off.
    Total Debt Sept 2010 - £24,132.38 / Current - £0.00/ 100% paid

    DFD - [STRIKE]Aug 2014[/STRIKE] 24th Aug 2012

    £10 a day // Jun - £64/£300 / Jul - £133/£310 / Aug - £281/£310
  • rachbcrachbc Forumite
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    magazins - not just cos of the face value but also because they are basically there topersuade you you need the lipstick, that moisturiser etc to be happy!
    People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
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  • quintwinsquintwins Forumite
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    GreyQueen wrote: »
    :) It's a City and Guilds training salon, walk up, no appointments, they do a lot of business. Quality can vary a bit but my hair is so thick that it doesn't really matter if the cut isn't fabulous. I once lost an Afro comb in it when I had a curly perm in the early 1980s (found it later that day). I used to coat my hair with lard and lay down on the river bank to have the rats chew the ends off but I used to get some funny looks IYKWIM.:rotfl:If anyone presented me with a bill for £46 they'd have to be calling the paramedics, that's damn near a week's rent money!

    aww those poor rats willthink you don't love them anymore, :(

    my hubby nearly died when it cost £14 to get our twins hairs cut (they were 2 at the time) it was only a dry cut aswell since then he's been doing it himself, altho i did talk him into letting me bring them in sep for them starting school, but he's already had the clippers out since then :rotfl:, i acually havent had my own hair done at all in a year:eek:, thats not a money thing tho, it's sick kids and not enough hours in a day i really must go soon lol, gone r the days of massages and manicures now i'm lucky i can fit in a quick trim :rotfl:
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