I’m shakin’ things up on the ol’ blog in 2017. Normally in January, I like to spend the whole month decluttering and organizing. Many of you join me every year. (Thank you!) But 2017 feels different and my desire is to blog authentically which means I’m going to write according to what’s going on in my life.
I’ve mentioned a couple of times that we’ve recently purchased a new home and will be moving our family at the beginning of March. This is so so exciting for us as we’ve outgrown our current place and have run out of ways to make it work for us. It’s time to move on.
Since I should be packing rather than doing a big organizing overhaul, I’m doing something different in January.
I like to think that we were able to purchase our new home (and put more than 50% down on it) thanks to the choices our family makes every day as well as using the lessons we learned many years ago after a No Spend Month. Because of that first No Spend Challenge we choose to live our life, well, Simply Frugal(ly). We just don’t spend a lot of money. However, when we do spend, it’s important to us (a family vacation for example) and we always get a deal on whatever it is we are purchasing, of course 😉
I’m sure that there are many of you that are nodding your heads and thinking that you live the same way. On the other hand, there may be others of you that desire to live that way but need to change some habits to make it happen.
Buying a house, paying off debt, taking a family vacation, whatever your motivator may be, a No Spend Challenge is a fantastic way to get you to take a good hard look at your spending habits.
In our case, it’s just really good to revisit our spending habits using a No Spend Challenge every once in a while. After all, life has a way of making me a bit careless with my spending…especially if the four year old is being persistent and my willpower to put my foot down is just not there that day. 🙂
All this to say, starting January 4 and ending January 31, 2017, I will being doing a No Spend Challenge here at Simply Frugal. I’d like to call it: 28 Days to Being Simply Frugal.
I’d love for you to join me!
My hope for this challenge is that you and I will come out of it with:
- Healthier spending habits
- Knowing our spending triggers (and find solutions)
- A tidier house (yes, I have to incorporate some organizing! :))
- A better handle on cooking healthy meals at home
- New ideas for frugal fun
- More money in the bank
If you are interested in joining me for the No Spend Challenge, I’d love to have you over in the Simply Frugal Community group on Facebook. Along with each post I publish on Simply Frugal, we’ll be having a discussion about the topic in the group. If Facebook isn’t your thing, I’d love to have you join by leaving comments in the comment section below each post.
Are you in? The challenge starts next week on Wednesday, January 4!