Next conversation, was with my beloved husband. He totally agreed and we spent September on a trial run of less spending. It was pretty cool. But still not the best.
One fun tip we really pursued, is a list to the grocery store. We have a white board that hangs on our laundry room door, by the kitchen. I used to carry a 3x5 card, but found myself forgetting the card. I now take a photo of the list to bring to the store. This is a good beginning, but it is very fallible to run to the store for 6-10 items, because you come home with twenty!
We had a birthday and a few melt down days that we ate out, but it was a whole lot better than the summer months prior. The ice maker on the fridge has been a pain in our finances! Last month, my hubby replaced this arm thingee, then a potentiometer. Fancy word for knob. that tells the icemaker to produce cubed ice not crushed went bad. I know first world problem. But my hubby is awesome and ordered the part and fixed it. Our Creeper Van, also had to have a full tune up! Luckily, we have a freind who is a come to your house mechanic and charges very great prices.
It is October 3rd, and we are three days into our challenge, which we tweaked a bit. We decided that grocery shopping would have to happen. That meant major meal planning, and sticking to it. Pop in tomorrow to see the Menu planning and shopping that worked!
~never lose your joy