Frugal Tip: Staying Home – 52 Week Money Savings Challenge – Week 20
After the task last week of reviewing our spending, this week’s task might not be too hard to accomplish. This week we’re talking about what we can do to help save a little bit of money…by staying home. We’ve also broke the $200 milestone in savings! Welcome to week 20 of the 52 Week Money Savings Challenge!
So how did last week go with reviewing your spending from the last month? Hopefully, it wasn’t as painful to you as it has been to me at times. If it was though, this week we’re going to stay home. Other than going out for necessary groceries, consider these savings by not going anywhere extra:
- Gas – Save extra money by not using the gas in your vehicle
- Food – If you’re able, come up with as many pantry meals as possible. A pantry meal is something you make with whatever you already have on hand. Maybe you have extra pasta, cheese and veggies in your fridge. Try whipping up a mac and cheese or cheesy spaghetti. Have breakfast for dinner if you have extra eggs, etc
- Time – Time can be money. Since we’re staying home this week, maybe take advantage of the extra time and use it to finish up some projects around the house, declutter and list it for sale on Craigslist or one of the selling apps, etc
- Play Games – With the extra time, maybe carve out a fun evening at home with a board game and the family. Enjoy the peaceful evening by making popcorn and watching one of your movies.
Take the time this week to enjoy the family or friends, tackle projects or rest.
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I’m so glad to have you on this journey with me. I’m looking forward to each week and I hope these posts and the emails are not only helpful to you, but encouraging as well.
- If you are new and just now joining, subscribe to the weekly email and download your own copy of the 52 Week Money Savings Challenge printable. All current subscribers are entered into an Amazon drawing held at the end of the month.
- If you want to catch up on the reading of each week, go to our 52 Week Money Savings Challenge page and check out each week listed, as you’re able. Don’t worry about catching up on savings amounts unless you’re able to, just start with the current week and add extra if/as you’re able.
- Want to open an online bank account to help keep things separated? I personally use Capital One 360 and have for years. It takes a few days for transfers to complete if you’re using a local bank