We are thinking of moving house in the next year or so, so we are trying to add a bit of value to our house without spending out loads on it.
Our main plan is to ensure the interior is in high decorative order, the lounge in particular needs a lot of work. There is something wrong with the wall which means the paint work has blistered so we think the best plan is to get a professional decorator in who knows why this has happened and who can fix the problem.
It has been recommended to me to use Bidvine to find a local, trustworthy professional. It’s ever so simple to search for an interior painter on bidvine:
- Select the service required and your postcode
- Answer a few simple questions to describe the job a bit more
- Enter your email address to receive the results and hit continue
- You will receive the results by email and can contact your chosen professional directly.
We are also planning on getting a new carpet in our lounge and cleaning the carpets in the kids rooms (these are also options on bidvine if you search).
A conservatory is a high value addition to any house, check out our post here about conservatories.
Declutter! Dig out everything you don’t need and car boot it, or sell some of it online and then sort out everything you still want but could do without for a while and put it in a storage unit, the more minimalist the house looks the bigger it looks.
Enhance the garden (again you could use bidvine to find a landscape gardener!) make both the front and back gardens look stunning, it really adds appeal to your house.
I hope this gives you a few ideas to try to increase your home’s value and don’t forget you can find a trusted professional to help you out with the work on Bidvine.com
I discover Quidco after shopping at Everything5pounds
It offers £15 bonus on my next shop at everything£5 if I will join quidco. Well, I’m a bit hesitant at first thinking another scam or promotion. But anyway, I thought I will give it a try so I sign up and on my next online shopping I use their link to track my purchased.
Then few weeks I think when I remembered about it and went to check out my account when I saw this.
And honestly I can’t believe it’s real, that they do actually pay cashback. For me to to believe it more, I attempt to withdraw it but it will take few days to verify so I just wait until it’s ready to withdraw.
So once it’s verified, I withdraw the £15 from quidco and put my PayPal account to and it took 4 days to appeared but I’m really pleased with it. Tried and tested and I would definitely recommend them if you always shop online and I think you can use it as well in store. Your cashback can accumulate and it’s nice to save it for something like holiday or Christmas and etc. I think it’s worth trying it. I’m always on the look out on how to save money and I think this one of the best way. Shop and get paid for a cashback. Now you can enjoy shopping 🙂
❤ happy shopping everyone ❤
Saving money is one of my new year’s resolution so in a bid to save money, I’m trying and testing money saving app and this week i would like to share with you my experience with the shopmium app
Apparently, this app offers discount and few freebie food and beverages to try through cashback schemes and the good thing is that, it has no minimum balance required to pay out. They will pay you everytime you claim as long as your purchased is verified. So, this is one of the offer I took advantage as an example to show you. I bought the product and claim my cashback by uploading my receipt.
Normally the happy monkey is £2.50 but you will only pay £1.50 if you use the app as you get cashback for the discount. You can always check each product offers to see weather it’s free or discounted. I bought the happy monkey smoothie for £2 from sainsbury and have scan it’s barcode On the app and upload the receipt as required then claim for my cashback.
Then my request was validated and processed. You can either put your PayPal or bank as your mode of payment. Also add a little bit of review on the product.
Then I immediately received an email update and payment through my PayPal so I’m really pleased with this app as it’s very easy to use and does really pay cashback regardless of the amount. It does what it says and has an overall excellent performance. It means that I have only paid £1.50 for the smoothies and save £.50p which is not bad. As Tesco said, Every little things help. You can also get some product for free like this below
If the offer is free, it means it will give you a cashback of the price you bought for it. So they will pay you back which is a total money saving.
All you have to do is download this app
- Browse offer for discount and deals
- Buy the products during your shopping at your local store.
- Take a picture of your receipt
- Redeem and get your cashback on your PayPal or bank within 2 days.
You can also get a referral reward of £3 if you invite your friends to download and use the app.
Invite a friend =£3
Refer a friend and get £3 cashback when they redeem their first rebate. The person you refer will received freebies on their app so if you like this app as much as I did and interested in this kind of money saving app then just sign up with my referral code.
First download the app and received a free Lindt chocolate bar Shopmium app and sign up with my referral code: KMHUKUYQ
Over all, I’m really happy with this app and I think it’s worth trying as I’m starting to save little money on foods. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.
Hi! Fancy a free bar of Lindt chocolate? Download the free Shopmium app and sign up with my referral code: KMHUKUYQ Enjoy!
Once you sign up you will get your free chocolate bar and you can also get a 100 percent cashback when you download the app and use it. I have tried and tested this app and would definitely recommend it to everyone who loves getting freebies and cashback on shopping foods by trying their offers and give a bit of review on it.
Sharing is caring, that’s why I’m going to share with you few money saving apps I have been using or tried and tested. Let’s move away from all the temptation of sales from Black Friday.
Earn money uploading your food shopping receipt and you can claim it through PayPal account or Amazon gift card.
Here are the point system reward equivalent
And I have already received a £5 pay out through PayPal so it’s genuine
Check out smart
Get rewarded shopping at supermarket. See what item is on offer at different supermarket such as Asda, Tesco, sainsbury, cooperative, lidls and etc. Upload your receipt to get a claim. I have already tried this and had a pay out as well so it’s worth using when doing food shopping.
Download the app
And start earning rewards and you can withdraw them in the future. I have already got paid £5 before.
Save money on grocery shopping and get rewarded as well when uploading your receipt.
It’s like a comparison site / app where you can compare the prices of your favourite product from different supermarkets and save money. Also has a shopping list that automatically synchronised with your ” my supermarket ” account. Also get rewarded with cash back to save more money. This is perfect for online food shopping as well.
Download the app
Make a list and check prices on individual supermarket
Example of checking the prices
So that’s it, I hope that this few app will be helpful to you. And if you know more money saving up then feel free to share with us. ❤️ thank you ❤️
I Try to spread Christmas present by buying through out the year when there are stuff in the sales or reduced price. Buy everything in sales including cards and gift wrap if they are on offers.
Make a list of family and close friends to give present to and might as well wrap them and have a cupboard or storage to stock them. This is also good for birthdays and etc if you need an emergency gift and also saves you time.
Recycle unwanted gift that are still new and unopened by re gifting them as well.
Declutter and sell your unwanted stuff to get extra pocket money and try to set aside a money saving pot.
Set a gift budget for family like your children can have £50 each then adult relatives can be £30 each and nephew/nieces are £20 each and maybe for friends can be £10 each
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Also you can try this new trend of saving money called 365 days challenge of saving money and the idea is to save a little bit everyday. And before you know it, you have a good amount of cash. You can start on the month of January or any day you want. This can be used in time for Christmas but also means you have a money to spend on holiday, emergency or for a treat to yourself and family. Anything you want the money for.
For more ideas on 365 days money saving challenge go to Mumsnet
If you have any other ideas in saving money for Christmas then feel free to share it with us. Remember sharing is caring 😉
I’m a member of Tesco orchard and they sent me a Tesco coupon to get a free fresh chicken breast fillet and one of their perfect imperfect pears or apple.
The chicken breast fillet is 2 piece per pack but in a separate packing which means you can use one at a time and will reduce food excess and you can keep them fresh for longer.
I think I got this perfectly imperfect pears from Tesco for a price of £.70 pence and I can’t find any differences from the normal pears range they are selling. It taste as fresh and delicious as the normal pears that cost more. Perfect for snacking plus there are 11 pieces in there which would last for a week and I don’t think they are imperfect.
I joined their program love food hate waste because like Tesco, I believe that no food that could be eaten should go to waste. There is a lot of people around the world who struggle to put food at the table so they don’t waste it. I grow up from a simple background where there is no extra food so we taught not to waste it. Now being a mother, seeing my kids wasting food sometimes makes me feel bad. However, I have learn a lot of different ways to save food to reduce wastage. Example with the left over meat, we make fried rice with it and add scrambled egg and green peas and it’s just as delicious as Chinese fried rice take away or even better as you can be creative with your own recipe.
5 things you can do ( tips from Love food hate waste )
- Check the date. Find out about and take control of different date labels. Did you know, you can freeze food right up to the use by date. Freezing on day of purchase is just a myth.
- Plan your meals. Check your cupboards, write a list, take it to the shops and stick to it. Use our two week meal planner to make the most of your food.
- Store your food correctly to keep it fresher for longer. Apples go in the fridge, potatoes in a cool dark place, and store bread in the cupboard or freezer. Here are some surprisingly freezable foods.
- Do you make too much food? Get your portions just right using our perfect portion tool.
- Last night’s leftovers and todays forgotten foods could be tonights feast. Check out our recipes for great ideas to use up any extra food.
Check Love food hate waste for more hints and tips as it will help you save money and reduce food waste.
You can also download their Love food hate waste app
Right, so this is the food I cook with the chicken breast fillet I got from Tesco. It’s a Filipino food called arroz caldo
Arroz Caldo literally means warm rice. This Arroz Caldo Recipe is a type of congee that closely resembles risotto. It has been a favorite Filipino snack and is best eaten with tokwat baboy.
For more information and recipe go to
The way I cook it is more simple than the recipe from Panlasang pinoy since I don’t have all the ingredients just in case you compare my picture of it to the other site. I just would like to share with you what we had for dinner a while ago.
That’s it and if you have any ideas on how to save money on food and reduce food waste then feel free to share it with us. Thank you!