Judicious June... the frugaleers continue!

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ArtemisatBrauron Tue 28-May-13 19:40:07

For those who like to plan ahead... smile god why is it not pay day already...

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 28-May-13 21:49:30

Marvellous, thank you.

takeaway2 Tue 28-May-13 21:51:14

Hello! Thank you for setting this up! Indeed. Why is it not payday yet?!!

AdoraBell Wed 29-May-13 01:56:15

Noooooo, don't wish the days away, estate agent has set up an 'open house' thing on Saturday starting at 8amshock. The house isn't exactly a pig sty but so much needs to be done to get it show home ready that I already feel defeated. I'm wondering if I should a) eat a shed load of chocolate and just pretend it isn't happening b) throw away anything that anyone leaves out or c) move out. I have a week's worth of laundry which I could wash but the rain is set the continue all week so it won't dry. And my back is still in spasm, getting better slowly but I couldn't wield a vacuum cleaner if my life depended on it, and OH has done his back in building a dog pen.

On the spending front OH bought winter boots for DDs, both in adult sizes now and so the mug he paid far too much for Hush Puppies rather traipse around the shops trying on lots of boots. I spent £20 on the supermarket things I can't get locally.

I'm not spending anymore this week so I declare, in advance, 4 NSDs this week.

ArtemisatBrauron Wed 29-May-13 09:49:14

Wow, Adorabell! Good luck with it all. If I sent my DH for shoes he would come back with most expensive ones, he is too generous for his own good.

I have to wait in from 8am-8pm for courier from music magpie tomorrow - hoping they come early otherwise it'll be a bit of a wasted day!

Having a frugal day out today -seeing a show we booked tickets for 5 months ago (therefore they count as free grin) and bringing packed lunch to eat in a park.

CremeEggThief Wed 29-May-13 10:31:32

Hi everyone smile.

AdoraBell Wed 29-May-13 13:30:30

Artemisa
With my OH it wasn't a case over generosity, although he does suffer from that at times, it was a case of two pre-teen DDs and dozens of shops each with dozens of options. After looking in the window he sat down and let us get on with it, making it clear that this was the only shop he was going to. He even had time to make a few business calls while they squabbled over colours.

I hope you enjoy the show and that the parcel arrives early tomorrow.

Hi Creme

SpangleMaker Wed 29-May-13 14:26:28

Hello! Can I jump on board for June? We should be completing on our house on Friday grin although we're not moving until July as we want to do a bit of work first. House costs + mortgage + 2 DC in nursery (until Sept) + all savings gone = eek!! Time to start watching the pennies pouring down the drain

ExasperatedSigh Wed 29-May-13 16:18:40

SpangleMaker how exciting smile We bought our first home last year and have indeed seen lots of money pouring out of savings. Such a nice feeling though that it is going into something tangible instead of just frittering into nothing.

This thread is a good place to be if you need to watch the spending.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 29-May-13 16:29:12

Aldi voucher tomorrow, in the mirror.

MamaTo2FabBoys Wed 29-May-13 16:31:00

Hi everyone im hoping to spend very, very little in june so I can save a little for the summer holidays.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Wed 29-May-13 18:05:57

I am back with a vengance ladies. Fantastic Jan to April then it all wrnt wrong in May. Two major birthdays and a lot of household expense getting some landscaping done. June is a new month!! I have been paid already and cc bill cut off is tomorrow. . Was hoping to be in a position to save from May's salary but wont be clear until at leate June salary. This month got car tax, 2 rear tyres and whopping cc bill from purchases at end of May. Aiming for 9 nsd minimum and £200 ebaying "stuff". Good news is that dh gets hisnew company car this week. which we can all actually fit in (unlike current car!!) so hopefully can save a bit on petrol in my far too thirsty car. Need to keep checking in here for new tips. this frugalising is a bit like a diet - you can make changes and see a massive difference at the beginning but then it gets harder and harder..........

Ohhelpohnoitsa Wed 29-May-13 18:07:20

fluffy what is the voucher?

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 29-May-13 18:21:46

£5 off a £40 spend.

AdoraBell Thu 30-May-13 00:54:43

NSD one in the bag, most of the laundry cleared as today was a sunny one, but my back is worse. Far too much chocolate eaten.

SpangleMaker Thu 30-May-13 11:59:18

Just been to Sainsbury's to use a £6 off a £60 spend voucher... £111 later shock. £27 was stuff for the house and £8 school stuff for DS. I also bought a new loaf tin as I had a baking disaster last week and my old el cheapo tin is beyond recovery (read - I'm too lazy to scrub). The actual amount on groceries wasn't too bad without the extras. But I probably ought to stick to Ocado next week and keep out of temptation's way.

Day off today to start decluttering in preparation for the move - better get on with it!

SpangleMaker Thu 30-May-13 11:59:53

Just been to Sainsbury's to use a £6 off a £60 spend voucher... £111 later shock. £27 was stuff for the house and £8 school stuff for DS. I also bought a new loaf tin as I had a baking disaster last week and my old el cheapo tin is beyond recovery (read - I'm too lazy to scrub). The actual amount on groceries wasn't too bad without the extras. But I probably ought to stick to Ocado next week and keep out of temptation's way.

Day off today to start decluttering in preparation for the move - better get on with it!

SpangleMaker Thu 30-May-13 12:00:34

Oops - damn phone!

northender Thu 30-May-13 12:31:51

Marking my spot

takeaway2 Thu 30-May-13 16:56:30

there's a £5 voucher off a £30 shop at Lidl. You can get it off the Lidl FB page. valid till 2nd June!

ArtemisatBrauron Thu 30-May-13 18:57:22

spangle This will make you feel better... I just spent £1400 on a sofa.

To be fair, I have been saving for it but still, it's decimated my bank account! On the other hand, selling a load more stuff on eBay for about £30 ahem

Raaraathenoisybaby Thu 30-May-13 20:37:06

Hello everyone. I am a serial
nc but been on these threads a while now grin
Hmmm
On the one hand food shopping is shooting down as I really got organised in may. My allowance is 40 a week but I've been managing to stretch it to 10 days and this time in past 2 weeks (with a 16 top up) and not really in need of anything! This is almost entirely down to not eating meat (keeps me on budget) and strict meal planning. Plus having staples for lunch. Also buying stuff on offer and freezing things. Lastly I only but bread and milk in bulk to freeze therefore I rarely top up.

However.....dm birthday is going to break the bank but its a big one - I am stuffed!

Meanwhile we have been doing well with cheaper days out.

Thinking about trying to knock down utility/provider bills - any wisdom?

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 30-May-13 20:38:51

Which utility bills? Gas and leccy or sky/virgin?

Raaraathenoisybaby Thu 30-May-13 21:36:26

Gas/leccy/virgin/broadband - everything!

Raaraathenoisybaby Thu 30-May-13 21:37:53

Dammit and I need a tyre hmm

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