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Garbage:   52 old broken bits of toys 15 freezer burnt items 15 bits of junk   Recycle:   7 magazines   Donate:   2 baby bottles   91 + 1430 = 1521/2010
We are two adults and 3 children (7, 4 and 2) with no pets and we live in a high cost of living area.  We spend between $800 and $900 a month NOT including household items like toilet paper etc.  We do buy as much organic as possible and some convenience foods because we both work outside the home. Having said that I cook from scratch a lot and almost all meals are eaten at home as we have Nanny so my kids aren't in daycare.  This is down from over $1000 we used to...
 
November 1 - - all day meeting = $4 2 - 3 -  $2 pizza slices 4 -  $62 shoes for girls, $4 recipes 5 -  $2 Fall decoration that was on sale 6 -  $10 postage to return something I shouldn't have bought in the first place 7 - 8 -  $10 stuff from the dollar store 9 - 10 -  $11 Breakfast & lunch 11 -  $5 breakfast 12 -  $13 breakfast, $20 lunch 13 - 14 - 15 -  6/20 = No spend days $143 frivolous spending
This month is not going well.....   November 1 - - all day meeting = $4 2 - 3 -  $2 pizza slices 4 -  $62 shoes for girls, $4 recipes 5 -  $2 Fall decoration that was on sale 6 -  $10 postage to return something I shouldn't have bought in the first place 7 - 8 -  $10 stuff from the dollar store 9 - 10 -  $11 Breakfast & lunch 11 -  $5 breakfast 12 -  $13 breakfast, $20 lunch  3/20 = No spend days $143 frivolous spending
A few more...   Trash:   1 shirt 4 expired meds   Donated:   3 items to the food bank 1 sling 4 sets nursing pads   13 + 1417 = 1430/2010
 
A few things to add: Trash: 7 broken toy bits 2 pieces of clothing 1 old paint brush Donated: 2 pairs kids shoes 1 pair pants = 13 + 1404 = 1417/2010
Went through some more clothes. 33 items donated 1 item to trash Also got rid of: 2 broken toys 1 big pile of papers = 37 + 1367 = 1404/2010
Went through one of the cupboards in my office and also got rid of few other random items. 5 catalogues 1 pile paper 1 old pr dh's shoes 1 broken magnet 2 items to the food bank 1 broken pen 2 huge stacks of old bills & bank statements 1 package of pieces from a baby gate we no longer own 2 old toys 44 old manual/instruction booklets for baby stuff we no longer own = 60 + 1307 = 1367/2010
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