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Monthly Frugal Habit

Each month I'll give you one frugal habit to work on for the month.



It's the start of a new year, what better time to start a budget. I've found in the past that yearly budgets are a bit daunting so a better alternative is to set up a budget for the month.

List any incoming money as well as all your expenses for the month.

Now for the hard part.... sticking to it!

Are you up for the challenge???



This month I am going to set a grocery budget and try my hardest to stick to it. It's probably the worst month to be giving this a go, but I'll try and factor Christmas in to it.

I'll start by making up 4 weeks of meal plans including lunches and morning tea.

I have a pantry stocked with flour, sugar, cocoa and long life milk etc, so I'll add eggs and butter to my shopping list and make biscuits and cakes for afternoon teas and snacks.

Are you up for the challenge???



This month I want you to put a bucket, a jug or any container in the shower with you. While you are showering the container will fill with water and then I want you to go and tip it in your garden or on your lawn. Not only will this save you money by not having to water as much of your garden, but it will also save our precious water.


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