As I caught up with my blog reading last night, I read Caroline‘s post about her participation in Frugal February and I thought that I would jump on board. As part of our new simple living outlook, our finances are under scrutiny and a month (at least!) of very careful spending will be useful in getting us on track to cut debts and increase savings.
The rules of Frugal February are simple:
I vow, for one month from 1st Feb, to avoid shopping for anything other than essentials.
This means that I will not buy any books, DVDs, luxuries, fabric (although I bought some yesterday before I had started the challenge!), music or anything else I don’t really need. I will avoid making any new commitments for big nights out (although my upcoming night out with my NCT girlfriends was already arranged and so I am letting that slide!). I will avoid coffees and lunches out, I will make sure we avoid takeaways and fast food. I have already done a menu plan and grocery shop which should last us for at least a fortnight.