NO MORE SPENDING
26. 08. 2014

July and August have been very expensive months – we moved home and booked a big holiday for 2015 - and so we must get back to our regular budgeting ways in September.

I haven’t quite got a handle on our new expenses, but this is what I think they will look like.

Fixed Expenses & Cash Envelopes:

fixed expenses

Our Council Tax payment is higher than usual because of the way they take the payments. I’m also estimating the electricity cost. The first 4 weeks in our new place cost us £40, but I wasn’t using a washing machine for some of that time.

Further expenses (from sinking funds):

Financial Goals for September:

I think that’s it for our September budget, all we have to do now is stick to it!

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25. 08. 2014

Hello! Well I sort of dropped off the map for a while there. I got sick not long after posting on Monday, and then lost most of the week to it!

Our menu plan for the week.

Menu Plan:

Menu Plan 17

M has the week off work (yay) and we’re going in to London for 24 hours (the hotel night is free as we’re using Reward points), but apart from that it’s a normal week.

Pantry/Store Cupboard?

One of the big differences between living in this apartment and our old house, is the lack of a pantry cupboard. I’m happy to reduce most of what we own, but it feels strange not having a small stockpile of food…..even if it’s just canned goods. So I’m thinking that this will be something that I work on during September.

Kitchen cupboards

This ^ is our current food storage situation – two small cupboards. I’d like to at least double this space if possible, which means that it’s time to take a look at the ‘stuff’ in my kitchen and see what can be moved around or passed on.

What’s on your menu this week?

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18. 08. 2014

Menu planning is back! It has to be for the sake of our grocery budget!

Here’s what we’re having this week  (minus the fruit and yogurt etc)

Menu Plan 180814

What’s on your menu this week?

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