Could there be anything nicer than a bunch of fresh flowers? To keep costs down I tend to buy mostly in Aldi and Lidl, with the odd special purchase thrown in.
Tittifated chocolate, another weakness.
Even though my magazine addiction is better controlled, the odd one slips into the trolley now and then.
These small 'habits' can certainly mount up in the money stakes, so I shall be going without from now on. There will be more, including a no spend June. This month essentials; bills, food and petrol will be joined by 'can't be avoided expenses'. The long term plan being that future no spend months will be essentials only.
Life events coming up will need all hands to the pump and a no waste approach. It will be a challenge, it will be tedious (I will get bored, I will get grumpy) but I need to keep my eye on the long game.
Time willing, I hope to document my journey here.
So here goes; £5.50 on a Systema water bottle for a Geography field trip (my first 'can't be avoided' purchase for June). I know there are cheaper options out there but they all leak. This is relatively cheap when compared to others on offer - £15 for a water bottle are they mad? I wouldn't mind but I donated a perfectly good one to charity a couple of weeks back when decluttering. The trade off no bottled water, even the cheap option from Aldi, from now on. You know who you are!
Wish me luck.
Are there any little treat purchases that you are willing to give up to invest in or enjoy something more worthwhile?