As many of you readers know, I am on maternity leave. I have 4 months left to go and money is starting to get tight. Mostly because we had to get our roof re-shingled and we have to pay for a trip to Mexico that is coming up next year.
So for the first time since I don’t remember when, I am on a budget. Here is what I am doing:
– I took out some money last weekend that I thought I would need and I didn’t end up using it. I am living on cash for the next 2 months. This way I will be accountable for what I spend money on. The only thing exempt is groceries and we are not crazy grocery shopper – I have self-control on Costco!
– No new clothes or shoes unless absolutely necessary. And then I guess I have to try to thrift! Right now I am going to try to rethink my clothes in a new way and create new outfits. I am not the best at this so this will challenge me in 2 ways. The no shoes is really hard but since I am on maternity leave, I don’t really need to buy “nice” shoes. My Chucks will do me just fine for every day wear.
– I have to try to figure out how to use the gross yarn I regret buying.
– We are eating cheaper and easy to make food such on kraft dinner, zoodles, etc on the days we are tempted to get take out food.
What are you doing to save money? Do you have any more tips for me?