Welcome to Week 4! And also the start of a new month! How is your accountability holding up? Are you staying honest with yourself over purchases? Are you starting to think twice before purchasing things?
This past week we went over again, but in looking at purchases and what money was spent on, I think we fared well. I had another baby shower to attend, and we bought some baby purchases. As time goes on, and my due date quickly approaches, I’m sure this will be the norm. We’re trying to spread out our purchases so we’re not burdened by a bunch of money at once. But what’s one thing we’re doing different? We’re purchasing some items used. There’s a great Facebook group for my local area to sell used items – housewares, baby, kids, etc. This week’s purchase was a new dresser for the kids’ room. We have 1 3 drawer for Aubrey and we needed to either find a 2nd, or buy 1 that had 6 drawers. Found a great one that had 6 drawers and also will double as our changing table. We will be selling the current dresser we have, so hope to recoup some of what we spent.
Another item we purchased was Aubrey’s big girl toddler bed & mattress. Jon’s company is paid through ADP and we have been using their Corporate perks system for some time. You basically use their site as a vehicle to regular online retailers, and with each dollar you spend, you earn back points. We bought Aubrey’s tv for her room with it back in ’11 and this year we used the points to buy her a toddler bed & mattress from Walmart. Our out of pocket price was under $20. Not bad!
What tricks have you made more routine with saving money? Leave a comment!
Oh and if you missed last week’s post, I have the spreadsheet I created available for purchase for your personal use! (click the image to be directed to the purchase page)