Did anyone see Scrimpers and Savers on Channel 4 last night (at least i think thats what it was called). I was SO excited to watch it, had it set to record, was waiting to hear all these wonderful things I hadnt thought about for bargains, and wow was I disappointed.
One woman showed how she made her own pasta for pennies - She went out and picked nettles, washed then which supposedly takes out most of the sting, chopped them and added them with flour and two egg yokes. She then rolled it out and cut it into strips. It looked disgusting as it boiled away in the pan. PASS
One tip was interesting though, since myself and my sister did have trouble with a blocked sink in the kitchen. This woman said that when you crack an egg, dont throw the shell away, but smash it a bit and put it down the sink. She said the sharp edges will cling on to stuff stuck in the u-bend and will help it move along - interesting! Better than spending €5 on Mr Muscle drain cleaner - which I have to say worked a TREAT!!
Then a lady "Miss Moneypenny" went to a home somewhere in England to give the family tips to help them not spend so much... they spent over £2k a month more than what their salary was!!! (and they were making a joint income of around 100k - 120k a year!!!) Anyhoo, I was so excited to hear the tips they were going to get to help them save money that I could use, but I was so disappointed.
Basically, they had on average 5 takeaways a week!!! Yes, FIVE!!! So they were told not to have takeaways and cook the meals themselves...
The husband drive a big 4.4 car that had a 2.2 or a 2.4 litre engine.. so they swapped it for a 1.2litre engine for the week...
And finally they were told to stop buying clothes they didnt need..
Nothing new there to learn!
Really not what I was hoping for out of the programme and I was left very deflated.... i love me a good bargain or a good tip and I didnt get either :(
Fingers crossed next weeks episode will have gotten better!