... to our plan to have "No Spend Days" on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.
Yeah, that is so not gonna work!
So we're moving them to the "less likely to need to shop days" of Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays.
Because every Friday, we go to the thrift store & then head to Costco for groceries, stopping at the small grocery store on the way home for the little things you can't get at Costco. We are really good about only buying what we need. So many people complain that they walk in for milk & come out with $400 worth of stuff. If we go in for milk, we buy just milk. We may look but if we see something that is "wow", we come back, after going home & making sure it's something we really need or want & does it fit the budget. Many, many, many times we walk out of Costco without buying anything. The thrift store is like our little "treat" for working so hard all week. We sometimes walk out of there with empty hands too. But most times, it's a book for .50 cents or like last week, a small china plate for $2. We don't have to go but we both enjoying searching for antiques & have discovered our thrift store is amazing at pricing. We've pondered the idea of having a booth at the Antique Mall in the city & honestly, most of our stock would come from the thrift store because of the mark up we could do. And we feel good because all the money raised at the store is donated back to community organizations. Win win for all!
Tuesdays & Thursdays are my long work days so the chances of having to shop are greatly reduced, so we're switching to new days now for "No Spend Days" so we won't stress ourselves out!
Our children will be greatly relieved.
Thanks for listening!
Back to your regularly scheduled progamming.