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