For any sort of challenge there needs to be a set of rules or guidelines in place. For the April 2013 No Spend Challenge, I’ve got one rule, and one rule only:
No spending on anything that isn’t absolutely essential.
Of course, the challenge is a No Spend Challenge, but it’s impossible to cut out all your spending. Bills still need to be paid and mouths still have to be fed! But in April, we’re going to be trying our hardest to live well, while using what we already have and being creative with our time and resources!
For us that means paying our regular bills, as well as purchasing some groceries. We have quite a few things in our pantry and freezer so we’ll most likely get away with buying only fresh products like milk, eggs, cheese and fruit & vegetables.
No spending on anything that isn’t essential will look different to each family.
Are you ready to take the challenge starting April 1, 2013?
Note: Since it’s Easter weekend, my mother-in-law is in town and Sienna’s birthday party is on Saturday, there won’t be any new posts until Tuesday morning! Aside from Links Worth Sharing on Saturday and the very first post in the No Spend Challenge on Monday, April 1!