back in november i wrote about my tricks to stay within a monthly budget.
this year i'm about to face a bigger challenge yet as my budget will be cut (volountaily) by 40%!
normally i would see this as a catastrophe BUT i'm very happy with the lifestyle change that is behind the budget refresh, which is to add an extra day for my daughter to go to daycare.
plus, i love a good challenge. telling me i can't do something is the best way to get me to do anything.
however i do think i will need to get creative about this one. my spreadsheet will have to go, as will the hunt for the best deals around.
instead i think i'll aim to decide month by month what item i need to add to my wardrobe the most and just go for one big ticket item.
my thinking is that instead of seeing this as a loss (in quantity) i'll perceive a gain in terms of quality instead.
wish me luck!