Saturday, June 5, 2010

Go Green Day 5 What have I learned?

Saturday is day 5 and I have $36 dollars left over in my blow account. Yesterday I went to family dollar, and purchased cleaning supplies, soap powder, and floor rugs for the bathroom. Its amazing how quickly you can blow through funds when you aren't paying attention. I have to admit though spending cash really does hurt. Makes me wish I had done this a long time ago. The good news is, there is good news!

I returned something I brought from target 2 weeks ago and got $10 credited to my debit card. A friend from church needed me to do her hair yesterday which it was all good until it rained (it frizzed back up) she is suppose to pay me on Sunday for at least attempting but if she doesn't its cool. My co-worker also asked me to do some data entry stuff for her business which I have been working on this weekend which should yield me a good $50 bucks.

Its pretty interesting how when I set a goal not to spend, the Lord provides me opportunities to actually make money.

Some other great things is I am spending a lot of time getting organized at home and planning more things out. The area that has improved greatly is the eating/cooking department. I have been making all of my meals and honestly it feels great. I feel better when I have planned out what I am going to cook for dinner, instead of wasting gas driving around town trying to find decent fast food. Im also finding cooking very relaxing. Because I actually plan time to cook in my day, its no so rushed which gives me time to experiment and also have snacks and lunch through the day so that while im cooking im not starved.

I am looking forward to the next few weeks to see a change in habits and progression. Its yet to early to say if I will fully adopt this plan in the coming months but its hopeful!


Young Mogul said...

I'm gonna update my Go Green Challenge on Monday, which will be one week. You're doing great, but....I put cleaning supplies into my monthly budget as household items and I give myself $25 a month for these items; toilet tissue, soap, toothpaste, feminine items, laundry detergent, etc.

You are cutting short your spending money by buying necessities with it. That's not fair to you. And I also gave myself $30 for miscellaneous know, those little unplanned things that will just blow your budget if you don't leave yourself some leeway.

Honestly, I have felt any sting from the challenge. I texted my friend to find out how she was doing on the challenge for the weekend and she said she is doing fine, because she has absolutely no plans for the weekend. So far, so good for her.

Divine and Debt Free said...

Yea I have cut myself short a bit because most of my purchases was needs. But I will work on it next month too.

I really haven't felt any stings either and I am really enjoying keeping it simple.