Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011 - Year of the BUDGET

Happy New Year, everyone~! I hope everyone had a wonderful night ringing in 2011.

So today, I though I'd draw up a little rulebook to help me keep aware of my own shopping rules for the next few months.

  1. $20 a month budget with weigh in with purchases. Resetting each month, not carrying over.
  2. No retail shopping -What this means is: No ebay, etsy, amazon, brick and mortar retail stores, online shops. But Thrift stores, rummage sales, swapping, or gifts are OK.
  3. Exemption: Underwear.
  4. Not exempt from budget, but allowed retail purchases: fabric, patterns and sewing materials.
  5. End date: June 1st, 2011 
As I said before, I got a sewing machine for Christmas from my MIL and have intentions of learning to sew. She has a great stock pile of fabric that I can pull from, but any additional fabric or materials, unless gifted, will be bought on the budget.

In addition to my sewing projects, I have a stock pile of items that have not appeared on the blog yet. If the items are not mentioned as being bought on the budget and listed in an update post, then it's safe to assume they were purchased or were gifted in the year 2010 or for my birthday (which I will attempt to do a full post on).

      4 comments:

      1. What a good set of rules! Bravo for you trying to really keep an eye on your spending and shopping habits! I applaud anyone that can set such great, reasonable goals for themselves and exercise self-restraint! I need to take a few pointers from you :) And HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!

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      2. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

        Wow, these goals are serious! I think these are totally realistic things though, good luck :) I can't want to see what you dig up.

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      3. Neat rules! And its so good that you drew them up in advance! I'm impressed at the length of the ban too! Good luck! :)

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      4. Good luck with your shopping goals!! Laawd do I need some XD

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