The March to Savings
As y'all know from a recent post, I committed to #NoShopFeb for the entire 28 days of February. I was a little nervous about doing this, but it ended up being really awesome. I felt less stress each day as I was selecting what I was going to wear. I know this may sound lame, but its true. I typically struggle with picking out a look that's new and hot off the racks so I can share pieces that are still available with you if you want to buy it, too. This also forced me to take a good, hard look at my closet and get rid of things that I'll truly never wear again. I have added a whole bunch of pieces to my Poshmark closet this past month. I wish I could have a yard sale type of event, but just for my clothes, shoes and accessories... hmm... that sounds like a great idea!! :
I definitely think I saved a lot of money in February. I want to continue in my commitment to SAVING MONEY in 2018. Looking ahead to March, my goals are quite simple: NO EATING OUT. I joke with Dennis that February was all on me and March really impacts him, too. I thought of this while on my recent girls' trip to Florida. We were fortunate to stay with one of our friend's parents in Fort Myers. I say fortunate because A) that is SO kind of them to welcome us into their home and B) they cooked for us every night. Think about how much money you typically spend on a trip - breakfast, lunch and dinner out every day. It really adds up. We did one big shopping trip when we got there and ate all our meals at home. This truly saved us a ton of money. Additionally, I have a brand new kitchen... why not enjoy it? So that is my goal for March. I'm not nervous about it at all. I'm actually excited to try some new recipes and #MEALPREP for work during the week.
Another thing I'm doing in cancelling my gym membership. I honestly haven't been going that much because **INSERT EVERY EXCUSE HERE**. But, that is $100/month I'm spending for 1-2 classes. It's not worth it. My plan for March is to hop around and try out a bunch of local gyms that I've been eyeing and see what I like... hopefully FIRST CLASS FREE. :) Then, April will be here and I can run outside again... FOR FREE!
One thing that JUST popped into my head as I'm writing this blog post is POSHMARK. I included a shameless plug to my closet above, but this is 100% another way that I'm saving money. I probably sell about 2-3 things a month. I know this isn't a ton, but it really adds up. I also have been dropping off a few bags a year to a local consignment store and have made over $300 so far (in a year). Not too shabby!
If you have any other tips or tricks for saving money, I'd love to learn from you!