Every Monday during 2022, I will update this blog on what I spent for the week as a way of keeping myself accountable for my No/Low Buy year . Also, in order to see my true savings, I’ve decided to keep track of items I was tempted to buy but didn’t. It’ll be interesting to add it all up at the end of the year, and see if I actually still want the items.
What I spent (not including regular bills) from January 3 – January 9.
- Dog food: $57.92
- Groceries: $123.15
- Gas for the Rav4 Hybrid: $27.12
- Supplies for my parents: $101.76
- Kohls: $5.07 (gift for my daughter)
Total Spent: $315.02
Items I was tempted to buy:
- Two books: $13.99, $24.99 = $38.98
- A planner binder and inserts: $13.98
- ChickFilA: $20.00 (We were out running errands at lunchtime, but held off and made lunch at home.)
Total: $72.96 (Wow, a little here and a little there adds up to almost $80! )
All purchases I made this week I would make again (a good sign I’m going in the right direction!). And the purchases I almost made? Well, I don’t even remember one of the books, and after decluttering this past week, I certainly don’t need a planner binder. Purchasing those items would have added more clutter to my home and ultimately leave less money in my bank account. (And, of course, my waist appreciates not eating ChickfilA). So far, this No/Low Buy is working.
It was a good week.
How did you do last week? Did you add up your spending?