…half way through the clean up…
Today marks day 1 of another No Spend Month. Our spending in the last couple of months has gotten a wee bit out of control and with Christmas fast approaching it’s time to rein it in and get back on track.
I’ve given us a pretty lean budget this month and I’m determined to stick to it. I don’t need Suzie Orman to tell me that we’re spending too much a month on non-essential items.
This month we’re holding our Garage Sale. I was reading the Canberra News and saw that this month the Capital is having a Garage Sale Trail Day; it’s where everyone hosts a garage sale on the same day and people make an event of going from one to the next. So I signed us up.
I’ve already started preparing for it and I’m hoping over the next week or so to get it really happening in our garage. We have so much baby gear, entertainment items (DVDs, CDs, Books), kitchenware and craft supplies that need to find their way to somebody new’s loving home.
I’m not confident that we’re going to kill it when it comes to moving our stuff, but I’m looking forward to the adventure.
I’m also going to get back on to the meal planning wagon this month. I’ve gone a little bit astray when it comes to meals and I need to get it back under control.
I’ve got a nice little selection of foods that all of us can enjoy happening at the moment but we’d benefit from some more being added to the mix.
I’m also going to start our preparations for Christmas. I’m going to see just how much of our Christmas expenses I can DIY. It’s about time I put my limited sewing skills to the test and see if I can make some gifts this year instead of purchasing.
It’s going to be an interesting month and I’m looking forward to the challenge. I just need to stay away from all the quilters and crafters on Instagram and I should be able to keep my desire to acquire under control! Easy really!