Money Spent This Month - £16.62 Vouchers/Coupons/Points Spent - £30.00
Money Spent in Total - £16.62
Vouchers/Coupons/Points Spent in Total - £30
Money left in Housekeeping Fund - £312.09
Total Spent Cash/Vouchers/Coupons/Points £46.62
Weekly Average £11.66
No Spend Days 26/31
It's been a good first month to the Challenge.
I've been getting into the swing of things, trying to remember to keep receipts to photograph for the daily blog post, keeping in the mindset of posting daily. Getting used to not shopping from the shops and instead rummaging through cupboards.
I could potentially have done things even better, to have kept costs down even more. For instance I could have made all our bread instead of buying two packs of brown buns and two sliced loaves. We could have drank only chilled tap water saving me from buying a total of twenty bottles of sparkling water (9 of which are still in the cupboard so I am ahead for next month). But the bread and the water in total only cost me £5.93 so I'm not that worried about my extravagance ;-)
It's all a learning curve, and it's all a matter of getting into new habits. Since my purchases I have made bread twice, once using up the dry almond powder left over from making the Almond Milk ... this didn't work and made bread much to dense for our liking, but the chickens enjoyed it, so I saved money of corn rations for two days ... when you have chickens there is no wastage in kitchen experiments!! I am also trying to increase the amount of chilled tap water I drink and I keep a jug full in the fridge all the time, this should mean the sparkling water that we do buy will last longer.
How am I feeling at the end of Month One - INSPIRED to carry on.
Today is a No Spend Day