Well, its a good thing I have been doing this for a while.. it makes getting ready for it fairly easy at this point and yet it also means I know how much this will hurt as well..
Yup, I am planning yet another No Buy Feb.. This will be my 4th year doing this..
Become more aware then ever of what we are spending our money on..
Personal goal.. Each winter as you can imagine, we get a bigger power bill then normal, the joy of no buy feb, it that it helps save enough money that not only do we walk out wealthier at the end of the month but that we can easily make up the difference.
As always I will do one week updates on where it hurt, where it worked and detail what my cheats are..
So the regular two cheats are in place..
Critters– Anything related to the critters is off limit, be it food, or vet care or bedding etc.. however, nothing extra above and beyond.
Example : if I want doggy treat, while it is a critter, its a treat, and therefor must be hand made for them..
There is one extra cost critter items this month but its time related, and part of my continue education, which is a equine first aid course..
Garden- I need to be able to order plants, seeds and other garden related things for our years food supply.
However, I can not just go buy a new seed heat mat, because it would be a want, not a need.. you get the idea.
The one extra cost item in regards to garden, farm and critters this month is the Eco Day event that is happening this month, I am already booked to attend, so I am not paying this month but I will be attending, however I will not cheat, if its not provided at the event, I will bring everything else with me in my bag.. NO buying 🙂
Ok, there is just two more to talk about..
Its already paid and I will be spending 20 for next months box, this only can be ordered and got once a month.. and in the winter, I count of this box to provide a nice mix of fresh things for the house and kitchen
2) One lunch out.. A dear friends sweetheart only comes up to Canada about once a year, and we get together and have a lunch out.. They have been hold this off for me to get better but like the others, it needs to be done in Feb
We will have a budget for the lunch out and ideally we will keep to it..
Now on the rest.. No buy Feb, is just that.. NO buying! No shopping, no eating out, no coffee while you do your this or that.. no, oh, that is on sale etc. No E books other then free ones, whimper.. No ordering movies that come out.. double whimper!
Ps, I got my Valentine Day presents a couple weeks ago, just so you do not go! Hey, I am not so sure on the hubby.. we will see..