It’s impossible to be on Instagram and miss the nation’s obsession with cleaning. Mrs Hinch, hairdresser who dispenses cleaning advice to 2.4m Instagram followers, has been credited with newfound popularity of products such as Zoflora, Elbow Grease degreaser, Astonish glass cleaner, Cif and her beloved Minky sponges – all of which she stocks her “Narnia” cleaning cupboard. Sophie Hinchcliffe’s fans are so loyal, that the “Hinch effect” means that… View Post

This weekend, my husband has become holiday obsessed. Suddenly, the world is our oyster and we are heading somewhere sunny. The destination is up for debate though, none of us can seem to agree where to go. I know it’s a good problem to have – but for some reason, the only place I want to go is home. Luckily, we treat trips back to Nova Scotia, Canada (photo above!)… View Post

  It might not feel very spring-like at the moment thanks to the horrendous weather, but I’m hoping for sunshine around the corner. If you are bundled up at home this weekend, why not take an hour or two to go over your household bills to see if you could save hundreds of pounds? Every year I challenge myself to see by how much I can cut the annual cost… View Post

  With the temperature falling in recent weeks, there’s no denying that winter is definitely here. But the cold weather and dark nights don’t mean you have to wear an extra jumper around the house for fear of facing a massive energy bill. There are a few things that I refuse to scrimp on – and heating my home is one of them. But this doesn’t mean I am foolish… View Post

If you are a regular reader of YourBestFriendsGuidetoCash.co.uk, you know that I love getting a good deal. I believe that we should always try to get the most bang for our buck, no matter what our budget. Regardless of what you earn, why pay more for the same product or service if you don’t have to? Whether it is a household staple or a personal luxury, why should you spend… View Post

I like luxury beauty products as much as the next girl. I blame it on years of charity staff sales at The Telegraph. When the magazine staff would gather up all their leftover samples, dump them out on a table and let us snatch up brands such as Chanel, Givenchy and MAC for just £1 a product. You can imagine the horror I felt when one night I left my gym kit – and cosmetic bag!… View Post