Money Spent Today - £0 Vouchers/Coupons/Points Spent - £0
Money Spent in Total - £1.89
Vouchers/Coupons/Points Spent in Total - £0
Money left in Housekeeping Fund - £326.82
I was asked if before this year of no housekeeping we had stockpiled things in readiness. The simple answer is no not purposefully.
All through the second half of last year I pretty much shopped as I always have, when the things we use on a regular basis were on offer I would buy enough of them to see us through until the next anticipated offer, and yes, they come round pretty regularly.
I know for example that our favourite butter comes on and off special offer over and over again. Usually I can miss out one or even two rounds of offers and still be able to grab half a dozen on offer just as we run out of the stash in the freezer. I now know that Lurpak spreadable butter freezes exceptionally well, and still tastes as fresh as non-frozen butter up to a year after freezing.
We did have one moment of madness in November and for some reason worked out how many toilet rolls we would need in a year ... and bought them. They are now stashed under the guest bed, it will be interesting to see how long they do last!! After this we quickly came to our senses and decided that this year should be all about seeing how little we can manage on, living day to day, week to week and month to month and just taking it as it comes.
The shampoo was bought in December, we were coming to the end of the dispenser in the bathroom and we use these to top it up. Better to have one plunge of the dispenser than to squirt lots from a bottle into your hand and use too much. We have had the same H&S dispenser since 2008 and fill it up whenever there is an offer. These were £4.99 each or 3 for £10 so it made sense to make the purchase a little bit early ... the shampoo in the dispenser is still lasting so these are safely in the cupboard until it runs out.
Today is a No Spend Day.