Homemaking & Living on a Budget in South Africa

The Orchid Show

The Orchid Show

  To celebrate and welcome the first day of Spring this year, we decided to visit the Orchid Show on Saturday, 3rd September at the Garden Shop Flora Farm in Boksburg.   The entrance to this amazing event was free (I like frugal & free!), and so was the one hour talk given on the […]

Know Your Prices

Know Your Prices

    If you know the standard prices of groceries you regularly buy, you can save yourself a nice chunk of money as you hunt for specials and do your grocery shopping each month. Knowing my prices certainly helps me! So I’ve decided to share my list of the lowest prices of grocery items on […]

Meal Planning Ideas

Meal Planning Ideas

    Meal Planning around Specials can be quite daunting at first, especially if you feel that you wouldn’t know where to start or what meals to plan for!   The easiest way to start, though, is to make a list of breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner options that your family likes, and that you […]

Meal Planning Around Specials

Meal Planning Around Specials

    Today I’m going to share with you how I meal plan monthly around specials in the shops. I have been doing this for so long now that I don’t think it would even occur to me to simply walk into a shop and buy whatever I want and whenever I want! Your grocery […]

Birthday Party Snacks & Platters...

Birthday Party Snacks & Platters

    As it was my birthday last week, I decided to bring in a few platters to share with my colleagues at lunchtime during the week. I’d included this expense in this month’s budget and I allocated R250.00 in total, for both food and drinks, to serve 15-18 people. The only way I could […]

Mylky’s Debt-Free Story

Mylky's Debt-Free Story

    Today’s Debt Free SA Story, and the very in this feature, is from Mylky who blogs over at Glassofmylk.   Mylky is a South African doctor who has paid off her entire medical student loan, and more, in less than a year after graduating! Mylky is now completely debt-free! Here is her inspirational […]

Debt-Free SA Stories: Do You Have a S...

Debt-Free SA Stories

  During our debt-free journey, we used to spend hours and hours reading other people’s success stories. These stories inspired us and helped to keep us going and motivated throughout our journey! However, as fascinating and motivating as all these stories were, none of them featured South Africans who have conquered their consumer, or other, […]

Are you a fan of Stockpiling?

Are you a fan of stockpiling

  I’m a huge fan of stockpiling non-perishable items in moderation. We don’t have a lot of space to store food or other items so my stockpile can never get too big, which is a good thing! I do have enough space for stockpiling certain items which we use on a regular basis and whenever […]

Millie Meal & Polenta Bread

Millie Meal and Polenta Bread

    This recipe is part of Take the Pantry and Freezer Challenge series on this blog, and I made this in Week 3 of the challenge.   This is a recipe I often make. It is fairly inexpensive if made plain but with additional variations (see below) it can cost you a bit more. […]

Semolina Cake

Semolina Cake

    This recipe is part of Take the Pantry and Freezer Challenge series on this blog, and I made this in Week 3 of the challenge.   There are many reasons why I love Semolina Cake:   A slice of this simple, yet moist and fluffy Semolina Cake is very refreshing on a hot […]

Welcome to Frugal in SA

Living life more frugally and more economically in South Africa is what Frugal in SA is all about. I love to cook and bake on a budget and I’m always looking for ways to save on household expenses each month. My faith encourages me to live a life free from debt, to be less wasteful and ever more resourceful. I hope you will find inspiration in these pages. Happy Frugal Living!

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