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Cash only - how to get organised

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Chattermummy Thu 11-Aug-16 13:09:00

DH and I are planning on going cash only to stop us spending money on stuff we don't need. Kids (and DH) need to learn that our bank account is not a bottomless pit and that they cannot get everything they want.

Have decided to use an envelope system as seems easy to organise and works well with my budget / spending tracking spreadsheet I love. However I have fallen at first hurdle, where can I get re-useable envelopes or small ish plastic wallets for this purpose? There are no stationary shops in any high street near me, supermarkets are rubbish and I can't find anything (ever) on a Google search. Well I found some at £25 for 2 which seems a huge expense.

Can anybody help?

RavioliOnToast Thu 11-Aug-16 13:13:17

I got mine from paper chase. Or wilkinson a have some j believe, the ones with a press stud

OhFuds Thu 11-Aug-16 13:15:48

Have you looked on Amazon?

I actually think I might steal your idea as I tend to use the cards without thinking then end up in my overdraft.

Chattermummy Thu 11-Aug-16 13:26:44

I can only find A4 ones on Amazon (I am rubbish at internet searching). Will check Wilkonsons thanks

Emily7708 Thu 11-Aug-16 13:36:16

I bought some cheap zip up pencil cases from eBay, I think they were 99p each with free postage and do the job perfectly well. If I stop doing the system I can just give them to the kids!

Whataboutwhathuh Thu 11-Aug-16 13:38:01

Snopake Zippa Bag S A5 225X190mm Pack Of 5 Files

Chattermummy Thu 11-Aug-16 13:49:30

Brilliant idea - and good Amazon find

Thanks x

annielostit Thu 11-Aug-16 17:33:00

You can get these in supermarkets too.

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