Starting January 6th I will be taking part of the 23 Day Frugal Living Challenge. After a crazy December of buying homes and loosening our pocketbooks to share the holidays we need to buckle down again and get with the program so I'm participating in the 23 Day Frugal Living Challenge:
I will be open with you about our successes and failures for the rest of the month - where we saved a penny and where we blew it. Hopefully this month will give me the chance to try out and share some of the frugal living bits and bobs I've been wanting to try out for a while!
Though the challenge hasn't started yet I'll share a little frugal-ness going on in my house. Today I'm off to take two boxes of "stuff" to my favorite consignment shop! One box is stuff we've set aside from the move and the came out of my closet recently! (Not too bad considering I might have brought a few things into my closet yesterday... oops) Everything taken at the shop, when purchased, turns to store credit for me allowing me to purchase things for the house and the family without batting an eye (can we say FREE! because it's a great word).
The shop has a huge 50% off sale in a few weeks - last year I used the same sale to stock up on winter clothes for Henry and plan to do the same this year in preparation for the next. I already used some store credit and a 20% off sale to get his winter outerwear for next year. 3 coats (in the Midwest you always have extra coats, particularly for children) and a brand new (still has the tags) set of snow pants for FREE. More on shopping the sale and tips for clothing children on the cheap-side later this month.
How has the New Year fared for everyone else. Are you sticking to your new goals or priorities? Or have some resolutions failed in spectacular ways?
Also anyone want some tuna casserole - I still can't remember how to cook for only 2 adults and made enough to feed a small army last night. Oh well, another week of not eating out for lunch is always a plus!