Hello Dear Reader,
My first no spend week has gone well. Focusing on living a simple life with less made me look around for anything I could clear out and sell but I decided against that. Instead, I went on our community page on Facebook and gave the items away instead. The objective was achieved and we’ve had a good clear out. It’s freed up space and pared down even further.
It’s been a beautiful day which meant the recycling was taken to the recycling centre, washing dried on the line, ironed and put away. The house has been cleaned and we’ve chopped and stacked logs, deconstructed a pallet and chopped it down into kindling.
We haven’t been out, bought anything, had a takeaway, been any where and not so much as spent a penny on anything other than groceries and diesel in the car.
Week one and six to go.
To be honest, this is just our normal but it’s the belt tightening that will get that wood stove installed in our French home and it’s worth the squeeze. People must think, wouldn’t it be easier to use a credit card or overdraft but we choose to live completely debt free, to save for what we need and go without until we get there. Whether it’s a new car, household item or renovation the temporary austerity is worth it to us. It might seem alien to some but deciding to spend no money at all for a period of time is just the way we do it.
Love Froogs xxxx