29 Vinted buying and selling tips

With over eight million users in the UK, Vinted is a huge source of preloved bargains from just £1. It's also a great way to make extra cash by flogging your own wardrobe – especially as there are NO fees for sellers. What's more, shopping second-hand is good for the planet.

Grab bundles of craft supplies from £1 via scrap stores

From tinsel to textiles, buttons to bubble wrap, ReusefulUK scrap stores let you grab dirt-cheap craft materials that might otherwise have been sent to landfill. With over 50 locations across the UK, the stores are ideal for families looking to work on fun art projects over the summer holidays. They're also handy for artists, schools, childminders and community groups.

Prices vary by location. At some, there’s a small annual fee, then you can get what you need at a small extra cost. Others just charge per bundle or price items separately. This deal was mentioned on The Martin Lewis Money Show on ITV last year, and many got in touch to ask for more info, so we’ve written this blog.

Ask An Expert: Deals & Shopping

The MSE Forum staged its second Ask An Expert event last month. This time, deals and shopping were the focus. Our expert MSE Oli,  Assistant Deals & Features Editor, took questions on everything from return rights to fancy Advent calendars.

Nine ways to digitally detox and stop spending in sale season

My name is Katie and I’m a shopaholic. 

It may surprise you to know that someone at MSE Towers can be guilty of spending on things they don’t need. But as with everyone, we all have money-saving work to do. For those with a spending habit, this season can be particularly difficult, as new products are launched, sales are pushed at you from every angle, and discounts are deeper than at any other time of year. For those with mental health challenges, it’s even worse.

Poems, patios & pants – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Your neatly parcelled summary of the week's MSE Forum highlights is here. Seen a question you could help with or a conversation that could be improved by your input? Do it; jump in.

Cottages, Currys & copper coins – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Attention all browsers, scrollers, typists and bookmarkers. This week's MSE Forum highlights are here.

Black eggs, banisters & Bramley apples – this week's MSE Forum highlights

What's been going on in the MSE Forum of late? I'm glad you asked. Here are a few of this week's highlights.