Lost my no-spend yesterday. I had a kid-free moment last night to run to the store for Valentines and chocolate.
Today is a no-spend and we will have to shop tomorrow. We are running low on food -- I can scrape together a frittata for dinner, but that's abut it. After dinner tonight, we are down to split peas, chick peas and honey in the pantry. And some onions and a bag of frozen corn. I found some instant oatmeal in the camping gear that the kids are eating up (and they are supremely happy about it).
The movers came to give us a quote and all they could say was, "Dude, where's your stuff? You guys have like....nothing!" We have enough, but are jettisoning a bunch of worn crap before the move. The quote they gave us is very low and super manageable. So, having fewer things is going to be a big money saver again. Not only do we save by not buying extra things, we save when we don't have to move all those things.
And since the cost of moving is covered by dh's new job, we will have bit extra to help cover our security deposit on our apartment in our new town. It is all going so well thankfully. Now I can focus on the tactical maneuvers needed to move a family of 6 and 2 cats 3000 miles across the country.
February 1 --
February 2 -- groceries and birthday present
February 3 -- more groceries, shower curtain and bathroom scale
February 4 --
February 5 --
February 6 -- field trip to science center
February 7 --
February 8 -- gas and groceries
February 9 --
February 10 -- piece of pipe to finish sink repair
February 11 -- gave dh a haircut
February 12 -- Valentines and chocolate
February 13 --
February 14 -- groceries
February 15 -- $30 night out
Save 20% of Feb 1st paycheck -- 15%, heating bill was over-budget
Save 20% of Feb 15th paycheck
Save entire tax return -- done!
Make every dollar matter