Plan: record everything here (did Feb & March and it made a huge difference in my spending) and use the envelope system.
March 29 - April 4: 99.00/100
April 5 - April 11: 99.50/100
April 12 - April 18: 56.00/100
April 19 - April 25: 92.00/100
April 26 - May 2: 78.00/100Type of spending
= budgeted spending
= not budgeted spending
= no spendWhat the $ was spent on
: = $ spent on groceries
: = $ spent on baby or cat
= $ spent on me
: 10.00 for next week's fruit & veggie delivery
- dealing with terrible cold
: 89.50 eek, grocery budget is used up for the week - must stick to menu.
on HAB supplies - still haven't really made a budget for this type of thing
- gift card
30.00 on kitchen wares to organize kitchen
on house stuff - 20.00
- 4.75 on tea & treat at cafe with mama friends
60.00 on printer ink - stupid printer that will only print if there's ink in all the colours. I needed to print out forms for DS... at least the last bunch of ink lasted us a year. And
- 6.00 for decaf coffee to make at home - no $$ cafe drinks needed.
2.00 for two used books at library and 2.00 for ice cream for DH and I.
2.50 for three used books for DS
These challenges have changed my spending drastically. I've moved to a cash only system that has made a huge difference in the amount of things Ip pick up without thinking. My husband has also really gotten into the challenge of only spending $100 a week on groceries because whatever is leftover at the end of the week gets saved for our end of summer family vacation. A few days ago I even put a sale item that was not needed back on the shelf because it wasn't on the list and it wasn't something that I could stockpile.
Thanks again for starting these threads. I can't wait until May starts!