We need to do this! We’ve had some spendy months between paying for H’s big certification test, overspending on groceries, and getting a dog. I need to think about what our parameters will be but I’m in!
I’m in for a “no browsing” month. I can add everything I want to a running wishlist. This should help me focus on using up existing craft supplies and save my brainspace from trying to work out what is the best brand for a thing I might not actually need.
I’m softly in. We’ll see what I can swing… setting up the house for baby, traveling some to see family. But I really want to spend a lot less, the last few months have been a bit bonkers. At the very least, I’ll follow for inspiration!
It’s 1 September here in Australia. So far I’ve lowered my monthly patreon payments (sorry people I support!), made a brainstorm of expenses and how to lower them, and we’re not spending any money today.
Possibly in. I got shipped off to Mexico for a good part of last month (work) which made it tricky to eat anything out of my pantry/freezer, and it’s a toss-up whether I’ll end up back down there at the end of Sept/beginning of Oct, but I’ll proably try to combine last month’s challenge with this month’s for as long as I can.
I’m joining in! I think I am finally done with “we just moved and need some things” spending so I’d like to go on a big $ diet. My exceptions will be outings, but I’m going on grocery spending lockdown, and a miscellaneous purchasing lockdown.
ETA…I cannot figure out how to word that so it doesn’t sound weird hahaha so the long version is that if you, after so very recently moving and setting up a new house and exploring a new city, are able to commit to no spending, then I, having not moved, with plenty of furniture in my own house already that I can use to rearrange rooms, have no reason not to commit for one month!
Already not doing super great at this no spend thing. Went to dinner yesterday with friends and bought pants for H for work. The pants were kind of unavoidable given that 2 of his work pairs irreparably ripped this week so they needed to be replaced so that he has enough to wear. I wish it were acceptable for him to wear gym shorts to work. He always rips his chinos while showing patients exercises.
I need to figure out if I want to do no restaurants for the month or if I should just make a strict budget for it and stick to that. It wasn’t an expensive dinner (which for our city is a feat), but H and I both really wanted some out of the house friend time so it felt worth the $44.
I need elastic to finish a skirt I’m making. I really hope I can find some in my notions box today. If not, I’ll make a note in my project book and shopping list, because I may need more notions and better to buy 'em all at once rather than pay shipping for quick convenience.
I’ve added two things to my Amazon cart but think I can delay their purchase.
First is a repair needed for cloth diapers but I’ve been managing ok without those diapers, just doing more laundry. I didn’t think to look on Amazon for the part until now, so I’ve been fine for a few months.
Second is a costume for the baby for Halloween. I was going to diy it, but a plain black onsie is $1 less than the actual costume and still requires lots of my time making it. But I can wait until October to purchase.