This was a successful week for our budget. We ended the week with over 50% of our weekly money unspent. There were a few reasons for this:
- I ended up working additional hours at work – there was no time to spend any money!
- I knew I would be at work a lot and planned simple meals at home that didn’t require a lot of preparation. We stuck to our meal plan.
- Requested and received a $5.00 Amazon gift card from redeeming coupons with SavingStar
- Cashed a $10.00 rebate that my husband submitted
When I wasn’t at work, I was working at home to get ready for our annual block rummage. We had a successful day and sold about $ 210 worth of treasures, some of which were generously contributed by my Mom and my neighbor. The $ 210 isn’t part of our weekly budget money. We will save the cash to use on our vacation later this summer. It feels a little like “free money”!
The one thing we forgot to put out at our rummage sale was a big roll of leftover carpet from a stair-carpeting project. I am challenging myself to look into Craigslist for this, soon, while the carpet is still brand new. Let’s see if I can accomplish this before the end of the month!
Just a few more days left of school, with plenty of end-of-the year events. I am working on an easy meal plan to get us through.
On the expenditure side of life, we discussed a need to plan for new exterior siding in the coming year. We will begin separately funding this project as soon as we get our regular savings to a more comfortable level for us.
How was your week?