I have decided that I spend far too much on silly bits and pieces and that after a while this really adds up.
The children do not need ANY clothes or shoes at all.
Neither do I. Or bags.
DH needs nothing.
So I have declared that May will be an eco month and i will only buy food and petrol. We are in school for the whole of the month so no trips out are necessary and if the weather is nice we can take our bikes out.
Anyone care to join me or make comments to support me!
Yeah! I am with ya.Is dh's birthday but have his pressie already.
Have done No Spend months before, usually make a list of anything that I get the urge to buy and then can make a sensible decision next month (eg borrow/re-use something else/freecycle/shop around/take off list).
This is a really good idea. It says something about the awful state of my finances that I read your post and thought "Oh I could never do that". I'm going to seriously consider whether it is do-able for us.
Yer, but even the pre-planned ones you need to reeeeeaally think abut and consider, do I actually need this or can i borrow/re-use etc? Usually i find myself rediscovering things from round the house - eg I need a toothbrush holder, hey, let's use that funky blue mug thatmumsnetdecreesis-unacceptable.