This year I’m setting a goal of spending “zero” which is further defined this first week. And we are saying spending “zero” on things that are not “absolutely necessary.” We are trying to preemptively discuss and list the things that are okay to spend on. We are setting personal and family boundaries.
Today I started with these things…
1. fully commit, believe I can do this, sign the commitment form provided by Ruth Soukup.
2. Began figuring out what this looks like for us…
- Writing a list of free activities
- Finding free events in our community
- Creating a list of grocery/toiletry items we may buy – keeping in mind “absolutely necessary”
- Composing a list of things we have committed to pay for this month (tithe, bills etc.)
- Beginning a list of things we’ll have to take off our calendar or do differently (parties, gifts etc.)
- Discussing things that don’t fall neatly into these categories.
3. Write goals for this week.
- start reading “Living Well Spending Less” by Ruth Soukup
- pantry inventory
- freezer inventory
(find free printables here)
- “extra food storage” (garage) inventory
- monthly (dinner) meal plan
- write a reading list (or free/to do list)