It’s October, my annual no spend month. It’s not for everyone, nor am I suggesting you do it. A blog is a diary and not a lifestyle guide. So here goes.
I keep busy. I’ll use this month to get on top of things, the domestic bits and pieces that need doing. I’ve made a list from empty out and sort the airing cupboard, to bleach and paint the bathroom ceiling. Any kind of ‘fast’ involves doing something mindfully and being aware of what I’m doing. So, I’m consciously spending a month rebooting my inner frugal.
On that note, my month of not spending is a good thing for me. I don’t go out much any way but this is a month where we don’t go out at all and we get a whole lot done. I’ve got books to read, studying to do, sewing to catch up on and I want to rearrange rooms. We’ll also get out for more walks, the tourist numbers have reduced by October and local trails and paths will have fewer people.
I’ll tidy up all my clothes, take some to the charity shop, wear some I haven’t worn in a while and have a good sort out. I’ll sort out my sewing room and spare bedroom. I’m looking toward to the tidiness. We have paint and things need a touch up. I have cleaning materials and some bits of the house need a scrub.
So, how will I cope with a month of not spending? I’ll cope well, it sorts out my house, my finances, my health and my head. I’ll keep you up to date as something always crops up, or breaks, or wears out in this month and I have to find a way of doing without. There will be teeth gritting and gnashing but it won’t kill me.
Like a diet, it’s easy at the start and like diets, I always manage a certain amount of time but can’t imagine this being my forever and I never manage to stick it out long term. I can though get back to it and this is my reboot month.
Love Froogs xxxx