Super budgeter to visit Hastings
Hastings District Council
|When:||15 June 2011 |
Hawke's Bay Region,
Lyn Webster started trying to lower the cost of her weekly groceries out of necessity but it quickly turned into a challenge; how low could she get the cost of the weekly bill.
She began with a budget of $100, discovered that $75 was achievable and then began making her own cleaning material, which helped keep the budget in check.
How did she do it? The Hastings District Council sustainability programme, Sus’d is bringing Lyn to the Hastings War Memorial Library, where she will give you tips and ideas on budgeting and the way to make your money go further.
Since the start of her savings experiment she has become a phenomenon, appearing on TV shows, in magazines and newspapers while her website www.pigtitsandparsleysauce.co.nz has snowballed, attracting interest from around the world.
Waste Minimisation Planner Angela Atkins says “Lyn will show that budgeting is not rocket science. The way to get started is to look for less expensive and often healthier alternatives to main stream grocery shopping”.
Lyn Webster is to demonstrate some great ideas for the home, including making your own washing powder and dishwashing liquid, a deodorant and window cleaner.
“Making your own cleaning material can be a little daunting at first but it will save money in the long run and become fun” Mrs Atkins says.
The FREE public event is to be held in the Hastings Library on Wednesday June 15th at 7pm. Recipes for Lyn Webster’s cost saving tips will be available to take home and spot prizes will be on offer.
Register on www.susd.org.nz and be in the draw for prizes.
Gisborne Regional Wine Awards Winner 2011 CREDIT: Gisborne Wine
Lyn Webster enjoying time with her family CREDIT: