Originally Posted by Crunchy*VT*Mom
Okay 1. Please introduce yourself and tell us anything you think it would help us to know about yourself.
2. Please tell us why you have decided to spend nothing (or spend significantly less) for the Month of May.
3. Please tell us your game plan -- what are your goals and how do you plan to approach no spending for a month?
I'm subbing and I'm in for May!
I am a SAHM of DS 3 1/2. We moved to CO nearly 4 years ago and our cost of living has gone up more than we'd like. Some due to location some due to being bored ! I have 7 siblings all in PA so the move to CO has been hard. I find myself buying some things for comfort instead of need.
I want to spend significantly less in May and do more outside with DS. I did this for 3 months last year and it was great. Anything I did need was either asked for on Freecycle or yard sales. I had enough money for 2 trips to PA to visit family.
While I'm doing this plan, I'm also in a mode of "pantry shopping" and trying to empty my pantry before buying anything other than fresh produce & dairy. My goal is twofold to lower spending and to lower "stuff" and extras that exist in my house already. I haven't really thought of a game plan but figure if I start by planning activities for DS & I like a park, hiking, etc. I'll be less tempted to decide to stop into a store. I've also posted what I could do with the savings on the fridge - 3 months of no spending would mean another trip somewhere or an extra mortgage payment, etc.
I'm also thinking about scheduling my day more so that I am not easily distracted.