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Uber Frugal Month Challenge: Days 27-31

As part of a semi-serious New Year’s Resolution (and both of us looking for new jobs), we thought we’d attempt the Uber Frugal Month by Mrs. Frugalwoods. It’s more me wanting to do this, I manage all of the finances, but Eli is also on board.

Day 27:

  • Frugality won’t rob you of time.
  • I would have to agree with this wholeheartedly. The more things I do myself, the happier I am. I don’t need perfection in my veggies, I’m happy just to spend some time outside and enjoy it!

Day 28:

  • Frugality isn’t about depriving yourself.
  • I don’t think I’ve ever felt deprived. Maybe I haven’t gone extreme frugal enough though. I know I can improve, and I’m going to try keep working on that. I’m happy with what I am.

Day 29:

  • What defines your happiness?
  • The things that are most important to me are my LEGO (oops, material object right there). The other things important to me are things like hanging out with people I love – and buying less things means that I need to work less.

Day 30:

  • Imperfection is liberating!
  • There’s plenty of things in my life that aren’t perfect, like the size of my house or the layout of things I own. But you know what? I’m really lucky to have those things, and a partner I can share everything with. That’s what matters to me. I don’t care that I have an ant problem at the moment (although it’s darn annoying) or my laundry isn’t tiled. I am grateful for what I have.

Day 31:

  • Frugality is not deferred spending.
  • Can I live like this for the long term? I’m honestly really disappointed in how I went this month. Going on vacation is no excuse for losing my mojo. I want to keep improving, and for me, that means making wiser choices about food. I can do this!

January’s running expenses (and a catalogue of posts in this series so far): 

  1. None
  2. swim -$17.40, PayPal payment for Lego sale $69.40
  3. None
  4. None
  5. apricots for drying -$100, eggs and cockroach bait -$23.10, disposable wipes -$3.99, found $10!
  6. None
  7. None
  8. petrol for both cars -$77.96
  9. fruit and veggies for the guest we had staying -$26.30
  10. None
  11. money onto public transport cards -$20
  12. groceries for the guest we had staying -$106.22
  13. parking in the city -$47!!!!!
  14. none
  15. none
  16. none. Potential future income from homestay students.
  17. fish and chips -$23
  18. none
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  30. none
  31. Groceries for homestay guest -$106.55
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