I’ve been working on a gorgeous collaboration with upcycling expert Vicky Myers and the very clever Claire Lyons who is the frugal family expert. Between us we have come up with a solution to make winter fun, frugal and environmentally friendly too. It is a workbook full of things you can do to make four winter weeks much better.
Winning at Winter is full of recipes, checklists, money saving tips, easy decluttering prompts and a nice tutorial if you are feeling crafty.
We have themed the days and made a cut out and keep calendar you can re-use again and again. Monday is for Making Do, then there is Throw it Tuesday, Waste Free Wednesday, Thrifty Thursday and Feel Good Friday.
You won’t need special ingredients, materials or tools to make anything in the book and you don’t need to do it all at once. It is planned out so you can choose just one action a day.
Make do Monday
Save some money and make do with what you have.
We have tried to make the activities and actions in this book possible with what you have around the house so you shouldn’t need any special ingredients or materials. Make do Monday has recipes for using household ingredients as cleaning products. Instructions for easy things to mend and some great ideas for leftover food will help you start the week in a productive, money saving manner.
Throw it Tuesday
Recycle or donate something you no longer need, want or like.
Winning at Winter won’t encourage you to overhaul or pull everything out of cupboards. Just getting rid of a few things daily will really mount up.
Waste Free Wednesday
Try a different way to reduce your waste.
Waste Free Wednesday has easy ways to avoid excess packaging and some great recipes for seasonal veg. Wasting food = wasting money and we will help you save it instead.
Use one of the money-saving strategies to make life more frugal.
There is never a bad time to look after your money – here is a selection of ideas that should be useful to do now, to save money while still remaining environmentally conscious.
Feel Good Friday
Be nice to yourself!
The winter months can be very difficult for many people, and looking after ourselves is especially important. In this theme we offer a range of ways you can support your mental, physical and emotional health to feel good.
Celebrate small achievements as well as big ones with one of the ideas for rewarding weekend activities.