"Traveling to LBI to Watch the Fishing Boats bring in their Catch." ~Tammy4th week of the No Spend Challenge. Running out of necessary items in the cupboards and fridge. We still have plenty in the freezer. The notepad on the fridge reads:
- cream cheese
- cheddar cheese
Do you think it may be possible to up the envelopes to $20 and still not go for a full load of groceries? Just to continue to replenish the "Fridge pad list" purchase only the items needed, and not just buy boxed items that are "on sale". Sometimes coupons are fantastic, but other times I really believe that I don't need another tube of toothpaste (when I already have 15) if it is going to cost me even .25 cents. A good deal if we're not going to use an item, or it is going to cost us for convenience (Boxed pre-packaged) when double the amount could be made for cheaper from scratch.
Is it possible to save on utilities? How much does it cost when a light is left on all day? Are there alternative routes to the utilities that we now use? Wondering if we could have a November of Little House on the Prairie style living.....candles, lanterns, limited electricity use....no television....limited computer time....more activities outdoors. How much would that save? Does anyone use a drying rack instead of an electric dryer?
Going to the shore soon to watch the fishing boats bringing in their catch, while contemplating the answers.....
- October -Downsize closets and dressers. Continue with Envelope System $20 Day