Every Monday in 2015, I’ll be sharing a different idea to help you save money! Add all of these tips to your frugal repertoire and you’ll be able to save a lot of money this year! I hope you’ll gather a few new ideas or at least some inspiration from this series.  

Have a No Spend Day to Save

Maybe you can relate, but every once in a while, I find we’re spending money left right and center. Bills need to be paid, groceries need to be bought (again) or a birthday party comes up.

June is an especially spendy month for us because on top of our regular expenses, we also have our house insurance, car insurance and property tax due. Ouch!

While we do have our finances under control and carry zero debt, it’s still nice to intentionally stop spending money for a time. I like to call this a No Spend Challenge.

That brings me to today’s post on 52 Ways to Save: Have a No Spend Day/Week/Month!

In the past, we’ve done several no spend months where we don’t spend any extra money for an entire month. Groceries and bills are the exception.

You don’t have to have a No Spend Month to see savings. Even setting aside one day a week can significantly help your bank account. Especially if you find yourself making several small purchases on a daily basis. (Those small purchases can really add up!)

If the idea of having a No Spend Day/Week/Month strikes fear, I know for a fact that it’s not so bad once you’re into a groove. You may even find your mindset changing about the way you view money!

I asked the wonderful people over at the Simply Frugal Facebook page what they like to do for fun that is 100% free.  Here are their answers:

  • Picnic in the park
  • Read books (from the library or free kindle ebooks from Amazon)
  • Sit at the Waterfront
  • Hike
  • Breathe
  • Weed the Garden
  • Take the dog for a walk to new places
  • Visit the Farmer’s Market (free if you don’t buy anything!)
  • Visit the beach
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Walk
  • Sleep
  • Enjoy the scenery
  • Stargaze
  • Backyard Camping
  • Collect shells, rocks or beach glass

Related: 10 Things to Do Instead of Spending Money

As you can see, the options are pretty endless when it comes to having a fun day without spending any money. And if you ask me, that all sounds pretty relaxing and good for the soul. 🙂

Have you ever done a No Spend Challenge?  How did it go for you?

See the other articles in this series, here.