1. Having a low spend week
I made sure to buy all of my Easter basket supplies last week, so I should be able to stay away from the stores this week.
2. Spring cleaning
This week I plan on decluttering and organizing all of our closets and cabinets. I love to do this throughout the year because I always end up finding something that I forgot I had, which helps prevent me from buying duplicate items later…which I hate!
3. We bought a “new to us” car
I count this as frugal because we negotiated a good price and this newer car gets over twice the gas mileage of the my husband’s old truck. This will save us a lot of money in the long run because my husband’s new job will have a much longer commute.
4. Chose to repair instead of replace
My son damaged a marker holder attached to our whiteboard this past week. At first, I was going to throw it away, but then I saw that I could easily fix it with a little thread. So after about 10 minutes of work, it looks good as new….or at least acceptable:)
5. Reworked my budget
We have a ton of expenses coming up in the next two months, so I decided to see if I could rearrange my budget to fit in the extra costs without having to borrow from savings and I think that it might just work out. **I tend to pay things early or all at once to avoid monthly installment fees. However, if I delay paying a few bills closer to their due dates and then do monthly installment payments on my auto insurance for the next few months, I think I can avoid taking out money from savings. Budgeting is a total juggling act sometimes…