The £100 challenge for OctoberPosted: September 30, 2013
Every now and then I like to make life more interesting by setting myself a budget challenge.
I’ve done these before, so I know that it’s possible, but also that it’s surprisingly hard. Lucky me that I have some choice though, I do realise that. Now that I work part time at my main job, my basic salary only barely covers my bills, and the extra work I get offered is what pays for food and fun, but I’ve been fortunate enough so far to keep getting that work.
The £100 challenge for the month of October means that I set a limit of that amount of spending money. This includes:
Household goods such as cleaning supplies
It does not include bills which come out via direct debit, e.g. phone and internet, heating and property-related expenses.
At the moment I am supposedly trying to lose weight for a 20lb challenge (everything is easier if you make it into a challenge!), which I totally slacked off of while Vegan MoFo was on, so that’s good in a way, should mean I spend less on food, although salad stuff can be expensive… and I now have a ton of food in the freezer, all those onions, and my boyfriend’s parents sent me a carrier bag full of apples from their tree. Really, I could probably get by not spending much on food at all, but I really like trying new things and buying bargains, so it’s a huge temptation for me.
Tomorrow I’m going to do a cupboard inventory. I’ll be keeping track of my daily spends on here and hopefully posting some frugal and/or low-calorie recipes.
Some friends I mentioned this to are interested in joining. If you are too, please leave me a comment. Misery loves company! 😉