I’m sure you’ve had one of those moments where you go from delirious, to raging bitch, back to delirious, then sobbing to your sigot with them looking at you like your crazy. As your going through this you are coming up with with everything you can to feel sorry for yourself. “I feel like a slob and need to exercise, I need to eat better, we have no money, my friends don’t call me, I hate my car, I’m tired of cleaning the house, blah blah blah.” Well I had one of those moments. I thought of everything I possibly could to make matters more dramatic. All though not all those things are true, its ridiculous how I get my brain to that point.
Anyways, I slowly, hints the emotional roller coaster, but quickly realized that we are broke as a joke. After a period of time of conversation with the sigot. I being a emotional wreck, he finally started to put things into perspective and understand why we are where we are and what we need to do to not be where we are. Out of that conversation came up with a 30 day challenge.
Challenge: No eating out for 30 days unless someone whats to pay our bill.
Sounds pretty easy right?! But if your anything like me after about a week of cooking every night there’s a point where I’m ready for someone else to do it. During this challenge Lee and I will have to take turns to keep me sane.
As we venture through this challenge I will leave behind tricks I have learned along the way to save money and post some recipes that are totally worth posting.
On a side note I will be finding other ways we can cut back. Here’s a few we already committed to. Its small but might have a big impact in the long run.
- We are not buying paper towels all month. This ones is going to be hard on the Hubs as he uses, i swear 10 a day.
- Lee’s committed to riding his bike to work at least 3 times a week
- No shopping for clothes. That’s really hard for me since after all I love clothes and I work retail. hummm, maybe if I blog about clothes it will satisfy my need to shop.
- Go grocery shopping to support my menu for the week vs shopping to get everything I see.
Its a start, who knows by the end of this we might get rid of monthly subscriptions, what no cable?! or even a car.
If your in the same boat or have already been there please comment and leave some ideas that worked for you.
Happy savings friends.