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8 free and local things to do when school’s out

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School breaks can be super-fun for you and the kids, but they’re not exactly thrifty! If you find yourself struggling to keep the little’uns – and the big’uns – entertained, fear not! Our pal Abby King from Latest Free Stuff has got you covered with some great activity ideas, whatever the season…

The school holidays certainly have a way of sneaking up on you. 

Entertaining kids in the school holidays needn’t be expensive, extravagant or difficult. There are plenty of activities for your kids to enjoy that won’t cost a penny nor require much travelling either. They’re ideal for all the family to enjoy, whatever the weather and no matter budget you’re working with.

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DIY on a budget: 2. Revive your living room

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Brighten up your kitchen on a budget

Revive your living room on a budget

Doing up your house on a budget isn’t easy, but there are some simple ways to bring the costs down. In this series of blogposts I’ll be looking at ways to spruce up your home without spending a fortune. I’ve scoured the web for straightforward, thrifty DIY solutions to make your house feel more homely.

Last time we looked at ways to brighten up your kitchen on a budget, and this week I’m casting my DIY eye to the living room. Continue reading »

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DIY on a budget: 1. Brighten up your kitchen

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Brighten up your kitchen on a budget

Brighten up your kitchen on a budget

Decorating a house is expensive, and that’s before you sort out all of the finishing touches that make your home more homely. Over the next couple of weeks I’m going to look at ways to fix up your home on a budget, starting with the kitchen.

I’ll admit it, my kitchen is pretty boring! It tends to get a bit forgotten when it comes to decorating and adding some personality.

I’ve scoured the web for straightforward, thrifty DIY solutions to brighten up your kitchen on a budget. There’s a load you can make with things you already have around the house; just add a bit of imagination!

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