House

Appliances

  • $16 stainless steel fridge
  • $2000 saved on new fridge and washing machine
  • $30 amplifier saves $400 on new TV antenna
  • $5 alternative to heated towel rail
  • $50 saved on new rice cooker bowl
  • 'Kitchen gadget group' saves buying appliances
  • 'Lightbulb' moment saved faulty microwave
  • 'Make do' another day, save another dollar
  • 'Pay' yourself
  • 'Pick' up some great savings with this cheap dishwasher fix
  • 20% rule when shopping for expensive items
  • 50 cent kitchen accessories
  • Always keep hold of your receipt
  • An empty freezer costs more to run
  • Ask for a discount on floor stock
  • Ask for discount on display items
  • Ask local repairmen for opinions on white goods
  • Automotive shop gives the best price by far
  • Avoid renting a fridge for short periods
  • Back-to-front fridge savings
...and 164 more!

Cleaning

  • Baby oil keeps showers clean for months
  • Bagless not that great for asthmatics
  • Cheaper wood care with linseed oil
  • Cheaper, better fabric softener for your machine
  • Cheat's Kirby vacuum cleaner bags!
  • Clean dishwashers with tartaric acid
  • Clever tip for banishing mildew
  • Clove oil works magic on mildew
  • Elbow grease saves $1000 on repainting
  • Fragrant tea bags double up as room fresheners
  • Free sites on different uses for vinegar
  • Get rid of the chaos in your home with Flylady
  • Honest product reviews from YouTube consumers
  • How to unblock a sink cheaply
  • Make old laminate benchtops look like new
  • Quick tip to unblock your loo!
  • Remove marker and scratches from LED TV
  • Remove scratches from stainless steel appliances
  • Six great uses for bi-carb soda
  • Transform your vacuum into a 'bagless' model
...and 6 more!

Cooling

  • $2 cooling mask keeps power bills down
  • Ask for ceiling fans in a rental
  • Check your aircon is REALLY turned off for winter!
  • Double the curtains, slash the power bill
  • Exchange rent for installing fans
  • Hang your washing inside on hot days
  • Insulating your windows
  • Keep your room comfortably cool with bubble wrap
  • Mobile unit doesn't need installation costs
  • Sleeping in the lounge room
  • Trees are a cheap, cool solution
  • Window coverings keep out the heat

Crockery and Tupperware

  • $5 coaster drink set
  • An easy alternative to buying expensive plastic containers
  • Eight things you can use instead of plastic wrap
  • Free storage canisters
  • Good value in second hand Tupperware
  • My stylish cheese board floors my friends!
  • New dinnerware at rock bottom price!
  • No need to buy freezer bags
  • Salvos kitchen outfitters
  • Save thousands with second hand furniture!
  • Sensible thinking saves thousands on Tupperware
  • Soak plastic lids in hot water to re-fit containers
  • Store and freeze leftovers the Italian way
  • Store cereal in milk bottles
  • Store generic goods in containers
  • Use margarine containers for food storage
  • Use old CD rack as a lid-tidy!

Decorating

  • $1 funky waste paper bins
  • $15,000 saved in painting costs
  • $20 stick-on roll covers $400 sandblasting bill
  • $30 teenage bedroom makeover
  • $4000 saved with Spotlight drapes
  • $500 saved on decorative tiles
  • 50 cent storage units will make savings stack up
  • A little groundwork saves a fortune on painting around the home
  • Achieve a timber floor look cheaply with paper!
  • Add light and warmth with 'magic' mirrors
  • Add toys to curtains for a cheap 3D effect
  • Adorn your curtains with unique necklace tie backs
  • Art for savings sake
  • Art pieces from postcards
  • Ask around for 'weekend decorators'
  • Ask around for leftover paint
  • Ask retailers for reliable painters
  • Ask your local uni for cheaper printing services
  • Avoid tradespeople costs with working bee
  • Bathroom basin touch-up saves $900
...and 157 more!

Electricity and Gas

  • $400 saving on power bill
  • 'Earth Hour' once a week saves on power
  • 'Spin the power meter' game for visible savings
  • 12 minute timers means no power wasted
  • 15 minutes less heat = 60 hours power saved
  • 3 year guarantee replacement on energy lightbulbs
  • A good move reducing our annual budget
  • A simple, cheap solution to a warmer home
  • Adjust temperature thermostat on hot water service
  • An empty freezer costs more to run
  • Ask your housemates to 'no spend month'
  • Automatic draft excluders keep power bills down
  • Avoid a new higher power bill with your new fridge!
  • Baby's night time feed helps save power!
  • Ban the gadgets and get your kids back!
  • Beat the heat on the cheap
  • Bed heating
  • Big savings with pre-holiday fridge clear out
  • Bigger prompt payment bonus from NZ's Energy Online
  • Black jugs heat cold water for free
...and 184 more!

Fences

  • Bolt treated pine to rotted fence posts
  • Cambios logs and dog wire
  • Fencing for a fraction of the price
  • Saved $39,400 on fencing
  • Second hand building outlets
  • Second hand materials at metal yard
  • Second hand planks and offcuts
  • Used materials from demolition company or recycling shop
  • Wash away tough stains and paint costs with chlorine

Furniture

  • $10 lounger transformed into $600 Balinese beauty
  • $1800 saved on new lounge suite with a little TLC
  • $45 sofa bed revamp ensures you lose no sleep
  • $5 table top replacement
  • A creative bedtime story
  • A great storage solution where you'd least expect it
  • A novel way to save on a new bookcase
  • Archive boxes save $260 on toy storage units
  • Asking for damaged stock saved a fortune
  • Back to school for great desk deals
  • Better than a bought one
  • Budget couch covers
  • Bunk beds cheaper than two singles
  • Buying new? Try asking for seconds!
  • Cheaper rocking chairs for mother and baby
  • Cheaper wood care with linseed oil
  • Clever storage solution
  • Converted TV cabinet moves with the times!
  • Create a stunning 'new' second-hand bedroom!
  • Create your own outdoor setting with recycled goods
...and 74 more!

Garage Sales

  • Added income to garage sale makes it fun
  • Advertise your garage sale online for free
  • Avoid printing house number in garage sale ad
  • Be organised for your garage sale
  • Group garage sale
  • Have your garage sale on election day
  • Local garage sales a bargain bonanza

Glasses

  • Brasso away scratched glass

Hardware

  • Alternatives to buying new padlocks
  • Buying expensive tools a thing of the past
  • Chalk up savings on tools
  • Cheaper key cutting service at Bunnings
  • CRC makes a canny saving on new locks
  • Demolish costs of building and renovations!
  • DIY shower screen saves hundreds
  • Enjoy Ssssuper Ssssavings with a Drain Snake!
  • Freezer baskets make ideal wall storage
  • Friendly chat leads to $210 workbench saving
  • Handy use for recycled bottle tops
  • Home-made tool bag for electrician
  • Hundreds saved on 'limestone' letterbox
  • Make your own window awnings
  • Poulan chainsaws - top quality, right price
  • Shade cloth saves a cool $500 on fly screens and air con
  • Shopping around is a bright idea
  • Short-term use items pay for themselves
  • Store tools in dustproof old fridge
  • Take the problem to the plumber
...and 3 more!

Household Waste

  • Buy a paper shredder for $44
  • Compress rubbish down to reduce bags
  • Cost-saving tips for rubbish day
  • Dry citrus skins for cheap BBQ lighters
  • Farm out your food scraps and save $380 a year
  • Get paid for your unwanted scrap metal
  • Gift bags make pretty bedside tidy
  • Go green as a family
  • Handy ways to recycle netting bags
  • Home made combined rubbish/recycling bins
  • Lay on winter heating savings with old duvet
  • Maximum results from kitchen scraps
  • No need to buy garbage bags
  • No-cost way to clear away old concrete
  • Origami rubbish bags from recycled newspaper
  • Plastic bag holder
  • Plastic bucket makes a great bin
  • Smart shopping saves the environment
  • Today's news is tomorrow's bin liner!
  • Top uses for styrofoam meat trays

Insurance

  • 'New' policy for 'old' customer saves $84!
  • A little loyalty adds up to big savings on insurance
  • Ask for a better deal!
  • Broken glasses covered by contents insurance
  • Check if your insurance covers theft
  • Check your belongings' worth to stay content with insurance
  • Do the maths on your insurance payments
  • Don't over pay your home insurance - check this tip!
  • Don't pay for more 'contents' than you own!
  • Follow up online quotes with a phone call for higher discount!
  • Insurance loyalty brings annual rewards - but only if you ask!
  • Insure for replacement value
  • Our insurance policy made us see double!
  • Six steps to big insurance savings
  • There's always a better deal out there!
  • You can save thousands on insurance with Youi!

Kitchen

  • $3900 saved for two days work!
  • 'Handy' ways to use odd rubber gloves
  • A ladder in the larder
  • Airtight pantry storage from empty coffee tins
  • An alternative pantry
  • Ask around neighbours before revamping
  • Back-to-front fridge savings
  • Basic kitchen utensils are all the gadgets you need
  • Be a whizz in the kitchen with a Kitchen Whiz!
  • Boil burnt pots away
  • Broken fridge becomes a great freezer
  • Buy splashback from sheet metal companies
  • Casserole dish is Jack of all trades
  • Cast iron pans from Army Disposals
  • Cheap and easy knife storage
  • Cheap revamp for damaged bench tops
  • Clean your can opener before buying new
  • Clever plastic bag sealer
  • Clever saucepan storage idea
  • Cost effective storage
...and 54 more!

Linen

  • $15 curtains from Vinnies
  • $5 alternative to heated towel rail
  • $5 tablecloths and serviettes
  • $85 electric blanket saving keeps budget snug
  • 'Dry clean' large bedding at the Laundromat
  • 'No-sew' blankets make ideal winter gift
  • 13 uses for pillow cases
  • 3 ironing board covers for $4!
  • A crafty solution to a co-ordinated bedroom
  • A vintage solution to cleaning red wine stains
  • Add class to curtains with silky tie-backs
  • Add years to your mattress life
  • Bedding makeover for under $20
  • Bigger not always better with manchester
  • Bring back drapes for savings and style
  • Buy white manchester
  • Change flat sheets into fitted
  • Cheap and easy single doona covers
  • Cheap handtowels and face washers
  • Cheap, stunning quilt covers
...and 102 more!

Misc

  • $150 saved in plumbing costs
  • $2 pool noodles made a draught-free home
  • $5 alternative to heated towel rail
  • $5600 canvas saving no wind-up
  • $68 tool hire saves plumber's fees
  • $7 quality washing basket
  • $80 saving from hoarding old catalogues
  • 'Old dogs' learn new tricks and save $60,000!
  • 10 home security tips
  • 50 cent storage units will make savings stack up
  • 50c cure for leaky tap
  • 99 tips to make your life easier
  • A good move reducing our annual budget
  • A little groundwork saves a fortune on painting around the home
  • A new look deck for just a few cents
  • A pleasant alternative to scented candles
  • A savings hint right out of the box
  • All bark and no bite!
  • Archive boxes save $260 on toy storage units
  • Ask around for retired professionals
...and 285 more!

Moving

  • A helping hand on a tight budget
  • Cut moving costs and save your back ache
  • DIY move and declutter saves thousands
  • Essential guide to moving out
  • Exchange unwanted goods with friends
  • Find an empty truck for your relocation!
  • Great savings on removal costs
  • It pays to check bills from service providers
  • Move on a weekday and save
  • Organise a working bee for big jobs
  • Packing tip for moving house
  • Protect valuables when moving with recycled postage bags
  • Simple product saves on house cleaning
  • Surprise savings for valued power customers
  • Travel light when moving and save
  • Use lids to easily move furniture around
  • With a little help from your friends

Pest control

  • $10.95 lemongrass oil saves $240 on flea control
  • 'Posh Teabag' will stop you stewing over silverfish!
  • A type of daisy repels mozzies
  • Ant Rid recipe
  • Bait cockroaches with banana in jar
  • Bait cockroaches with Epsom salts and cloves
  • Bait cockroaches with food in a jar
  • Banish earwigs and bugs cheaply and safely
  • Basil keeps silverfish at bay
  • Bay leaves in the pantry rid pests
  • Buy wholesale baits
  • Cheap ant control
  • Cheap surface spray better than the rest
  • Cheap, safe and effective flea control!
  • Cheap, safe and effective fly deterrent
  • Cinnamon sticks are effective silverfish deterrent
  • Citronella oil in tea lights
  • Citronella oil will send silverfish packing
  • Clove oil repels ants
  • Cockroach poison recipe
...and 62 more!

Recycled Goods

  • 50 cent storage units will make savings stack up
  • An inspired solution
  • Analyse your rubbish
  • Bounce some new ideas around with an old mattress
  • Decluttering removes need for larger house
  • Demolition savings for old owner and new builder
  • DIY storage wall unit 'drawers' $500 saving
  • Firewood and offcuts from local cabinet makers
  • Fixing my furniture saved $1800
  • Fuse plastic shopping bags together and make new products
  • Garden rubble rocks up with $500 landscape saving
  • Get paid for your unwanted scrap metal
  • Gift bags make pretty bedside tidy
  • Give kids the ultimate gift - a Busy Box!
  • Go green as a family
  • Great new use for odd or unused pillowcases
  • Handy ways to recycle netting bags
  • Handy work bench made from recycled beds
  • Hundreds saved on 'limestone' letterbox
  • I'm wrapped with my savings from old calendars!
...and 31 more!

Renovations

  • $15,000 saved in painting costs
  • $20 stick-on roll covers $400 sandblasting bill
  • $3.00 spray can makes old AC unit cool
  • $3900 saved for two days work!
  • $5,500 saved on new kitchen
  • $500 saved on decorative tiles
  • $60 steel shop saving is a steal
  • $60,000 saved on home extension
  • 'Builder's range' saves $2000 on carpet
  • 'Emergency bathroom' saves $2000 on renovations!
  • 10% less buying paint from manufacturer
  • Add instant value
  • Advertise for company and receive a discount
  • Ask around neighbours before revamping
  • Ask for mistints at paint shops
  • Ask your builders to leave behind unused materials
  • Avoid tradespeople costs with working bee
  • Bartering saved $3000 on having my tiles laid
  • Bathroom makeover
  • Be patient before you renovate
...and 109 more!

Tools

  • Best value from rechargeable tools
  • Give your spouse a voucher from Bunnings
  • Handy work bench made from recycled beds
  • Husband likes eBay for purchasing tools
  • Mitre 10 for quality tool purchases
  • New versus second hand power tools
  • Quality tools often found at garage sales
  • Try before you buy new tools
  • Unblock your spray can
  • Vice-Grips worth the splurge

Water

  • 50c cure for leaky tap
  • A wee piece of good advice
  • Bath time bliss
  • Bath water saver
  • Big water savings with daily allowance
  • Black jugs heat cold water for free
  • Changing shower habits will save money
  • Cheaper water filters
  • Combining bath and shower time
  • Digital timer reduces water bills
  • Don't flush your money away!
  • Don't waste shower water!
  • Don't waste your water
  • Drip-dry clothes and re-use water
  • Filtered water for 5 cents per litre
  • Flush toilet with bathwater to save 100 litres per week
  • Free demineralised water for the iron
  • Free rainwater easy to find
  • Get out of the hot and into the cold
  • Heat water on the wood stove
...and 47 more!

Wood Heating

  • 'Pick up Sticks' game saves on kindling
  • 40 years of free firewood
  • Attractive firelighters
  • Cheap firewood from timber mills
  • Clean glass on a wood heater
  • Clever tips to make life easier
  • Compost surround makes sturdy fire guard
  • Custom-made fire surround
  • Don't let free firewood go to waste
  • Dry citrus skins for cheap BBQ lighters
  • Extra! Extra! Cheap and easy newspaper kindling
  • Fab playpen fire guard, with bells on!
  • Fabulous fire starters
  • Family fun collecting fire starters
  • Fire guard sourced from construction site
  • Fire guards from security door screens
  • Fire-safe playpens make good fire guards
  • Firelighter alternatives are cheap and easy
  • Free chook scraps and firelighters from greengrocer
  • Free firewood
...and 38 more!