Monday, 30 May 2022

Money saving Monday

I've had requests for more money saving tips. I've put together a few ideas in this video. Some people will already know about them. There are literally thousands of ways to save a few pennies here and there, a lot of them are common sense. 
I got a five mile walk in while this was uploading. It seems very quiet in my street, and in the village. It's half term, I wonder if they have all gone on holiday. 
I'm going to finish the night off by watching one of my favourite yoootooobers. Martin bought a tumbledown shack in the mountains in Italy. Every week he completes a new task to make the place inhabitable, and to become self sufficient. The scenery is stunning. 
Thanks for popping in. see ya soon. Toodle pip.   ilona

15 comments:

  1. Wonderful video!! So smiling and cheerful. 😊♥️ Cutting back and learning new skills and ideas is fun!!! I think gives such a since of accomplishment. Very few things we can control, but life and what we make of it you have proven over and over is up to us. We are listening mother!!! 😊😊

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    1. Thank you Tammy. I try and put a positive slant on things. You can choose to be happy, or you can live your life in misery, like the troll below.

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  2. Great video ilona πŸ’•πŸ‘πŸ˜Š meanqueen of frugal living dishing out money saving tips thank You motherr yes I can hear yer πŸ˜†.. Great tips and advice love your massive clock ⏰..all the best Levi x

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    1. I almost gave that clock away. I don't have any other clocks in the house. It sits on the top of the sofa and I am always turning my head towards it to check the time. It has been very useful.

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    2. πŸ‘❤ did u enjoy watching some of your favour YouTubers. Andrew Ditton got a new lady travelling with him an Artist, I watched he's videos last night and Terry miles at the Tamworth tap and who should i see your good self ilona 😊 I no you attended he's show what a night it looked brilliant isn't he ilona🎹🎢🎀😍. You we're having a boogie with another lady

      cheers #Levi xx

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    3. Andrew is touring Scotland at the moment. He has brand new toys. An electric vehicle towing a new caravan.

      I like Terry's videos where he turns up at a church, or a pub, and bashes the hell out of a piano.

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    4. Iilona yes i do lovee he's spirit/music did u seen the one with the rowdy women .. being filmed by BBC for a documentary

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  3. Morning Ilona. Wise words again Ilona. Learned a lot from you over the years. I think you were the first frugal person I came across on line many years ago. Youngsters especially need your advice, plain and simple but nessary in this day and age. Keep up the good work. It's brilliant to see that your utube channel is growing. Great videos. Xx

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    1. Thanks Liz. Yes, yoootooob keeps me busy. I am sometimes a bit slow at replying here.

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  4. Thank you for this Ilona, very sound advice. We are all going to need to learn to be thrifty. I suspect some of the old ways our parents did things will be making a come back. You helped me a few years ago to embrace having a very small income and not to be afraid. I am not as good as you are but I certainly watch my money more carefully. I keep a sort of accounts book now which I find helps.Jo in Coventry.

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    1. Jo, as long as you are living within your means, you are as good as me. Writing things down is a good habit to have.

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  5. Becky from Toronto31 May 2022 at 10:17

    All common sense stuff. The No heating rule only works in certain climates though!

    I would add another, give up shampoo all together. It does take a few weeks for your hair to adjust but hair is much healthier if it isn’t stripped of its natural oils.

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    1. I am not brave enough to totally give up shampoo.

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  6. Hi Ilona very good advice there. I do similar with food i make 3 day casseroles stews curries etc and use leftovers. I don't water down everything but shampoo washing up liquid etc but i am buying using much less. I never buy bags for shopping i have a few old reusable bags and as i don't drive/own a car i use a shopping trolly as there a few Supermarkets not too far or short bus journey. Oh i do some Ironing not much and my apartment here in Dublin is a few years old so it has wall insulation and solar roof panels but the solar panels don't give me any cheaper electricity. I live alone with 3 cats so not a big user and can keep cost down a bit. Love your blogs and videos. Linda from Dublin.

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