About a week ago I came across a blog that blew my mind. She has a family of four and lives on 14,000 a year. WHAT??!! One of her key ways of saving money was once a month grocery shopping. She spends a couple days once a month shopping and preparing all of the food for the freezer or fridge. If you get a chance read it! It was so inspiring to me that I went back through my budget and discovered I spend way more a month on groceries than I should! I have been trying to pay off bills, create some savings and save to get some work done on my car. I might actually meet these goals if I really focused. So from now on thats what I will do. I have become extremely frugal lately making my own peanut butter, laundry soap, dishwashing soap, curtains, decor for my house (thank goodness for pinterest). I am working on finding more ways to save money! So for the next few months here are some of my goals:
-Make my own bread (Savings $6 a month)
-work my way towards once a month grocery shopping (Savings $50 a month)
-Start meal planning again
-Pay off my last credit card yay! (savings $50 a month)
-Start doing my one skillet meals again
-Paint my laundry room (last room I have to paint)
I think 6 will do for now! I don't want to give myself too much, I do have work and school also! Well I'm off to do some painting and crafting, I will post pics later!