Normally in January, I like to spend the whole month decluttering and organizing. Many of you join me every year. (Thank you!) But this year 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, 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
Since this guided No Spend Challenge is over, I have the perfect planner for you if you are interested in doing your own No Spend Challenge! It will allow you to start your No Spend Challenge whenever you want.
It’s a 45 page planner that guides you through the details of what a No Spend Challenge is and how to do one. It’s full of helpful printables and ideas that will help you plan your challenge, so you don’t fail. Upon your successful completion of the challenge, you will see lasting changes to your financial future.