Parquet, picture-hanging & pressure washers – this week's MSE Forum highlights

If you've got a project on the go around the house or the garden, the chances are that the collective wisdom of the MSE Forum can help you achieve your goal in a MoneySaving way. Read on for a selection of the week's most eye-catching threads.

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Money Moral Dilemma

Every week, the Money Tips email features a real-life Money Moral Dilemma (MMD for short). They're intended to encourage debate and, as such, they're usually among the most discussed threads each week.

Is it wrong to buy cheap clearance food when we could afford to pay full price?

My wife and I have steady jobs with good salaries and live within our means. We've always shopped in the clearance section at supermarkets, but with the huge increase in food prices over the last two years, I've begun to feel guilty about it. We're fortunate enough that we could pay full price, and with so many struggling, it feels like we're taking an opportunity from those who need it more.

See what our MSE Forumites had to say and add your own thoughts on the Money Moral Dilemma discussion thread. Do please stick to the MSE Forum rules: keep it kind and keep it clean. Remember, there's a real person behind every dilemma.

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Photo of the week

This week plumduff55 shared this pic of a baby set they'd knitted to use up a couple of balls of wool from their stash.  Our Crafting board is full of creative people finding ways to make amazing things without spending too much cash.

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Latest comping wins

Congratulations to hazeybabe90 who has won tickets to four events at the London Stadium this summer. 

Which Competitions Time contest will you enter this week? 

One lucky Forumite is heading to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park not once, not twice, but four times this summer

Your two cents

This week we heard from a Forumite who needs to find ways of reducing the amount they spend on feeding their family of six. Share your top tips for trimming the cost of groceries.

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