I mentioned in yesterday's post that I've been watching some frugal You Tubers while sitting with my ankle up. I stick one on while I knit a summer cotton cardigan for myself. I used to watch quite a few frugal channels but many of them (although still very good) were about how to live frugally with children or teenagers or they were US based. They didn't really apply to me as a single (ahem) mature woman in the UK occasionally feeding an adult son.
So I set out to find some with older people and/or based in the UK. Here are a few of my favourites and some new ones I found recently.
WARNING: be prepared to lose a few hours checking them out!! 😂
Frugal Fit Mom
I've followed her for a while before this video made her a huge success. She feeds 4 sporty teenagers and a husband on a tight budget. US based but great advice.
132 meals for $42 This is a brilliant video! $42 is just under £30
What Vivi Did Next (UK based)
Vivi gave up a paid nursing job (due to arthritis) and lives extremely frugally from what she grows on her allotment and a few sewing side hustles. Very chatty rambling style but I love all her food growing and saving tips.
Frugal Jo (UK based)
American/Canadian who's lived in the UK for years
Frugal Jo home page
Frugal Money Saver (new to me)
A couple who took early retirement, New York state based
Mornings with Granny
I've followed Granny back when she was Penny Pinchin' Granny. Lots of good tips and detailed breakdown of food costs although she's US based
Frugal Over Fifty (new to me but I like it so far)
Frugal Over Fifty home page
She's Drinking Coffee (I dip in and out of this one but really like it)
Life Over Sixty with Sandra
I really love this one but it's not necessarily a frugal one. This video is her first one I found where she talks about money saving and minimalism. The more videos I watched the more I want to be like Sandra when I grow up!!
Here are a few more simple living/frugal/batch cooking ones I watch fairly regularly:
Mr Carrington (he's UK based and also recently appeared on TV)
The Batch Lady (she's Scottish!!) 😊
Simple Living Alaska (tiny house living. I love these guys!!)
Fy Nyth (tiny house living)
Let me know in the comments about any other good ones you've found and I'll add them below along with any others I find!