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Keeping Backyard Chickens How to Clean Spectacles Use Elbow Grease Best Way to Dry Clothes Frugal Tip: Saving Seeds Watering Your Plants Frugal Tip: Remove Limescale from a Sink How to Plant Herbs Home Baked Bread Things to do on a Wet Day
 
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Keeping Backyard Chickens

How Keeping Backyard Chickens can be Good for the Environment! We all hate those pictures of chickens stuck in factory farming cages; so why not think about keeping a few backyard chickens yourself? Let’s face it, even free range chickens have a pretty miserable life since they are kept in huge flocks and never get […]

How to Clean Spectacles - MeanyGoat

How to Clean Spectacles

How to Clean Spectacles Efficiently! How to clean spectacles properly and without damaging the expensive lenses is really important to help you see clearly and to save you money. Do you wear spectacles, eyeglasses, reading glasses or sunglasses? Fed up with greasy lenses and expensive cleaning products? Lets review the methods available….the right and wrong […]

Use Elbow Grease Regularly - MeanyGoat

Use Elbow Grease

Why Use Elbow Grease? I grew up to the chants of  “get on and use elbow grease” from my Grandparents, but I suspect plenty of the current generation struggle with this concept. And it is not difficult to understand why…just take a look in the local supermarket and see how many shelves are devoted to […]

Best Way to Dry Clothes - MeanyGoat

Best Way to Dry Clothes

The Best Way to Dry Clothes Cheaply! Mountains of wet washing? So what is the best way to dry clothes? And more importantly what is the best way to dry clothes CHEAPLY? Well tumble dryers are as ubiquitous is dish washers now, but they guzzle up a lot more electricity to run. Should we just […]

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Frugal Tip: Saving Seeds

Saving Seeds for Next Year Saving seeds is not as difficult as you may think, after all, how did we manage before there were Garden Centres? Humans actually learned how to save seeds about ten thousand years ago and it is just another one of the skills that we seem have lost in the modern age. So, […]

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Watering Your Plants

Watering Your Plants the Easy Way! Watering your plants can start to become quite a chore in the hot weather…and then there are the  holidays to think about! You either rope in friends, family or neighbors to help or trust to the weather. Either way you run the risk of returning to nothing but dry […]

How to Clean a Plug Hole - MeanyGoat

Frugal Tip: Remove Limescale from a Sink

How to Remove Limescale from a Sink! How to remove limescale from a sink? Forget about all those expensive cleaning products, if you want to know the secret of how to clean a sink and get a really shiny plug hole then just reach for your bottle of vinegar. Yes that’s right just vinegar, that’s […]

How to Plant Herbs - MeanyGoat

How to Plant Herbs

How to Plant Herbs and Get Plants for Free! Herb plants are pretty easy to grow either direct in the garden or just on your kitchen windowsill for adding to meals at the last minute. But there is a catch… buying herb plants can be expensive these days, so we need to call on the […]

Home Baked Bread - MeanyGoat

Home Baked Bread

Frugal Tip: Home Baked Bread is Cheaper! Home baked bread is cheaper, healthier and tastier than most shop bought bread. Most people are put off making it because they think it is complicated and time consuming. Well, plenty of “special” breads like rye bread made by hand are more tricky to get right first time. […]

things to do on a wet day

Things to do on a Wet Day

Thrifty Things to Do on a Wet Day: It’s raining, it’s pouring and we are all looking for things to do on a wet day! It is amazing what you can make in a few hours from remnant material… tablecloths, cushion covers and napkins. In fact you are only limited by your own imagination. You […]

Backyard Chickens - MeanyGoat

Keeping Backyard Chickens

How Keeping Backyard Chickens can be Good for the Environment! We all hate those pictures of chickens stuck in factory farming cages; so why not think about keeping a few backyard chickens yourself? Let’s face it, even free range chickens have a pretty miserable life since they are kept in huge flocks and never get […]

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Posted in Food, Frugal Tips, Lifestyle

Proper Disposal of Old Tech - MeanyGoat

Proper Disposal of Old Tech

Importance of proper disposal of old tech Billions of people use some piece of technology everyday, whether it’s an elderly person with hearing aids or a teenager using a smartphone. Unfortunately, commercial electronic hardware, like any material, is destructible. No matter how much extended warranty you get or safety features installed in the device, it […]

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Posted in Recycling

How to Clean Spectacles - MeanyGoat

How to Clean Spectacles

How to Clean Spectacles Efficiently! How to clean spectacles properly and without damaging the expensive lenses is really important to help you see clearly and to save you money. Do you wear spectacles, eyeglasses, reading glasses or sunglasses? Fed up with greasy lenses and expensive cleaning products? Lets review the methods available….the right and wrong […]

Read the full story

Posted in Family, Frugal Tips

Use Elbow Grease Regularly - MeanyGoat

Use Elbow Grease

Why Use Elbow Grease? I grew up to the chants of  “get on and use elbow grease” from my Grandparents, but I suspect plenty of the current generation struggle with this concept. And it is not difficult to understand why…just take a look in the local supermarket and see how many shelves are devoted to […]

Read the full story

Posted in Family, Frugal Tips

Best Way to Dry Clothes - MeanyGoat

Best Way to Dry Clothes

The Best Way to Dry Clothes Cheaply! Mountains of wet washing? So what is the best way to dry clothes? And more importantly what is the best way to dry clothes CHEAPLY? Well tumble dryers are as ubiquitous is dish washers now, but they guzzle up a lot more electricity to run. Should we just […]

Read the full story

Posted in Energy, Frugal Tips, Lifestyle

Saving Flower Seeds - MeanyGoat

Frugal Tip: Saving Seeds

Saving Seeds for Next Year Saving seeds is not as difficult as you may think, after all, how did we manage before there were Garden Centres? Humans actually learned how to save seeds about ten thousand years ago and it is just another one of the skills that we seem have lost in the modern age. So, […]

Read the full story

Posted in Frugal Tips

Watering your plants - MeanyGoat

Watering Your Plants

Watering Your Plants the Easy Way! Watering your plants can start to become quite a chore in the hot weather…and then there are the  holidays to think about! You either rope in friends, family or neighbors to help or trust to the weather. Either way you run the risk of returning to nothing but dry […]

Read the full story

Posted in Frugal Tips, Lifestyle

Daring to be Different - MeanyGoat

Daring to be Different

Daring to be Different – Take the Plunge! Daring to be different isn’t always that easy these days as there are so many pressures to conform and be “normal”. Is it really “normal” to be overweight or obese like over 50% of people in the US and Europe? Is it really “normal” to walk around […]

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Posted in Family, Lifestyle

How to Clean a Plug Hole - MeanyGoat

Frugal Tip: Remove Limescale from a Sink

How to Remove Limescale from a Sink! How to remove limescale from a sink? Forget about all those expensive cleaning products, if you want to know the secret of how to clean a sink and get a really shiny plug hole then just reach for your bottle of vinegar. Yes that’s right just vinegar, that’s […]

Read the full story

Posted in Frugal Tips

How to Plant Herbs - MeanyGoat

How to Plant Herbs

How to Plant Herbs and Get Plants for Free! Herb plants are pretty easy to grow either direct in the garden or just on your kitchen windowsill for adding to meals at the last minute. But there is a catch… buying herb plants can be expensive these days, so we need to call on the […]

Read the full story

Posted in Frugal Tips, Lifestyle

Paper Airplane - MeanyGoat

Paper Airplanes

Bring back Paper Airplanes! Whatever happened to the paper airplane? They make the ideal frugal toy for people of all ages since they are effectively free, and can be recycled when you have finished with them. Read on to find out other advantages of this fast disappearing art. Paper Airplanes are for Children of all […]

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Posted in Blog, Family

Easiest Vegetables to Grow - MeanyGoat

Easiest Vegetables to Grow

Which are the Easiest Vegetables to Grow? New to gardening? Puzzled by all the conflicting advice? Want to save money and improve your diet by growing your own vegetables but are not sure where to start? Well, let the MeanyGoat help guide you through the maze and choose the easiest vegetables to grow. Get off […]

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Posted in Food

Home Baked Bread - MeanyGoat

Home Baked Bread

Frugal Tip: Home Baked Bread is Cheaper! Home baked bread is cheaper, healthier and tastier than most shop bought bread. Most people are put off making it because they think it is complicated and time consuming. Well, plenty of “special” breads like rye bread made by hand are more tricky to get right first time. […]

Read the full story

Posted in Food, Frugal Tips

5-2 Your Life - MeanyGoat

5:2 Your Life

5:2 Your Life – Learn to Break those Nasty Habits! Alternate Day Fasting, 5:2 or ADF ideas are all about changing your lifestyle in order to lose weight and improve your fitness…with the potential spinoff bonus of living a longer life! Well, if you are going to live a longer and more active life then […]

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Posted in Family, Lifestyle

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