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...
Monday, 15 March 2010
The damn has burst!
Gawd, once I get spending there is no stopping me! Its like a damn bursting!
First - put an order in from Food Bargains - for £17 (inc postage) I got a huge amount of bargains which I am very pleased with. Never used them before so will reserve judgement until I actually receive my order.
Next - visit to B&Q -(this was on Saturday - 20% discount day) Its been 4 years since we decorated this place and I know I much prefer to spend my money on holidays enough is enough - you have to keep respectable!!! The cushions (see photo)were a want not a need but I thought they really brightened the place up (bargain at £6 including pad)
Vinyl floor tiles for the caravan (had a grotty carpet in which we have ripped out) 2 bright lights for the caravan Vinyl floor tiles for the bathroom Wallpaper for the bathroom Paint for the bathroom 3 new cushions for the sitting room Paint for the hall Bits ie white spririt, brushes etc
It came to £175.60 (with the 20% discount of £44.40 taken off)
March grocery spend - £153.78 (budget £250) Holiday fund - £196.76 ( last hol cost £442) My allowance I have left - £23.05 Clothes - £8.35 Birthdays - £2.97 Household - £32.46 Entertainment - £70.78 From money paid back - £175.60