28 Day no Spending challenge Day 1


This month we are on a spending freeze.  And I am really looking forward to seeing that bottom line on February 28th!

no spending

Today is the day to commit to the challenge.  I got my Hubs on board and we are ready to stick to this challenge.

We decided that we were going to cut the following from our monthly budget

  • All dining out – no fast food, no delivery, no date nights…yikes!  Valentines is this month…our first as a married couple 😦
  • Clothing
  • Entertainment
  • Hobbies
  • Furnishings
  • Alcohol
  • Gambling

This could potentially cut several hundred dollars from our budget this month!  It’s gonna be challenging!  But we will get super creative and hopefully learn a lot!

We will limit our spending to necessities only.  Things like:

  • Rent
  • General bills
  • Gas
  • Diapers
  • Basic groceries (Milk, bread, eggs, cheese, and some fruits and veggies)
  • Cat Food

We’ve built up a stock on things like TP, and I make our laundry soap, dishwasher tabs and mouthwash.  I am hoping that we can make it through with our current amount of toiletries; however neither of our shampoos cost more than a dollar anyway…and my parents brought us a little stockpile of hotel toiletries they’ve collected during their travels.  So I am sure we are set there.

Next will be to sell as much as we can after a through de-cluttering.  We did this a bit during our Get-Ready-For-Baby  Project Apartment Makeover; but I think it’s time to do it again.   That money will then go into savings for our Summer Road Trip this year!

Read about day 2

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