Ramblings from Scotland about how I could stop recreational shopping and only buy "needs" not "wants, money saving, having a budget and keeping to it and frugal tips...
Sunday, 7 February 2010
I luurve Freecycle!
I took my 2 dds to a Freecycle shop! Excellent idea - you simply bring stuff you dont want and take away stuff other folk dont want! Anyway, it was actually quite good -thought it would either be nobody turn up or full of dealers pinching all the good stuff and it wasnt like that at all. It was at a day centre and anything that wasnt taken away was to be sold in their second hand shop to raise money for the centre - brilliant idea! Here's what we got...
Hamster rotastak Brown leather handbag Brown material handbag 6 books 2 necklaces 1 ring 1 puzzle (still in wrapper - will be an xmas gift) 1 shirt (still with tags) Fleece hat Makeup set (still with tags) 2 photo frames 1 bra (still with tags) Coloured pencils
I got rid of a bag of books and 2 black bin bags of old clothes and shoes.
Then popped into Lidls to get shopping (including loads of seeds) and got some picnic stuff and had a lovely picnic in the car followed by a nice walk along the beach.
Feb grocery spend - £122.80 Holiday fund - £100 My allowance - £26.20 left From Savings - £27 Entertainment - £73 Household - £4