How to keep fit for free via YouTube, Instagram, apps etc

With gyms temporarily closed again across the UK, and many of us staying inside a lot more, exercise regimes may slip. But there are loads of free apps, online tools and resources that can help you keep fit at home. Handy if you're not able (or ready) to return to fitness centres – or if you just want to save £100s on a membership you won't use.

Wrapping presents sustainably - how to reuse or recycle paper and fabric to save money and help the environment

It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also end up being the most wasteful, too. Wrapping paper is one of the most expensive single-use Christmas products, but what if I told you there are ways you can forego this expense this year, saving you money and helping the planet, too? I've been using the same wrapping paper for five years, and bows from about 1980 and I've shared my tips so you can do the same!

How to slash the cost of sending gifts overseas – is it cheaper to send directly from retailers?

As getting together with overseas relatives looks unlikely this year sadly, many will be posting treats instead. Whether you want to send make-up to Melbourne, a wetsuit to Warsaw or a toy T-Rex to Texas, the obvious answer's to scurry to the post office – but the cost can add up, especially for heavier parcels.

Neighbours or volunteers shopping for you? How to pay them back safely

An army of family, friends, neighbours and volunteers have stepped up to help people shielding and self-isolating during the coronavirus crisis, doing shopping runs or trips to the pharmacy. The easiest way to pay them back is via a bank transfer. Yet not everyone has access to online or phone banking to be able to do that, and not everyone is happy handing their bank details over. We run through other ways to pay...

How to stop your car battery from going flat – and six other coronavirus motoring tips

When the UK-wide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus began in March, MoneySavers with motors asked us – and each other via the MSE Forum – how to keep their car in good nick if it wasn't being driven much, or at all. Understandably, they wanted to avoid having to shell out for repairs when they were able to hit the road again.

11 ways to boost eBay's 'Sell for £1 max' promos

There are four little words every eBayer wants to land in their inbox: 'Sell for £1 max'. The e-commerce giant can be a seller's paradise, but it typically takes 10% of the final price, including postage – yet the coveted 'Sell for £1 max' promo can slash what you pay. 

Tesco extends 'Clubcard Prices' – but are they any good?

With a second lockdown already in progress in Wales, and coming in England, many people who may have gone back to shopping in stores are likely to shop online again. With Tesco having the largest share of the online shopping market, we're taking a look at its flagship offer – 'Clubcard Prices' – and asking... are they any good?

Free or cheap half-term kids' activities

Many schools are off this week for half-term, and if things seem a little strange, it's not just because Halloween falls this week too. Even if you're experiencing half-term with the little ones in local lockdown, there's still plenty of fun to be had.

DIY haircut tips – dos and don'ts from the MSE team and MoneySavers who have tried cutting their own hair

Salons and barbers have temporarily closed again in some parts of the UK, and even if your local ones are open, not everyone feels comfortable going out, or appointments may be hard to get. If you're in need of a haircut you might be tempted to take matters, and the scissors or clippers, into your own less-than-qualified hands…

Make face masks, face wipes, draught excluders and more with spare fabric

Face coverings are now mandatory on public transport in the UK, as well as in shops, so sewing your own could save you money. I'm going to show you two ways to make masks, or alternatively where to buy the cheapest ready-made versions.