Hi Loves! So since September ends tomorrow – I wanted to check in with a No-Spendtember Update. I didn’t make it.
I did sort of set myself up to fail a tiny bit. I had previously planned a girls afternoon with two of my best college friends at a winery. After a brief tasting and lunch… I ended up buying 2 bottles of wine for the holidays. To be fair, I plan on sharing them with family at Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, it was no spendtember.
I also was on a mission and snagged up a pair of cheap black flats for a professional event that I had. To justify it, I didn’t have any solid black flats. I had black and white herringbone flats but they weren’t going to work. Anyway – part of my frugal Friday series is being strait up honest. I didn’t make it.
However, rather than make this post all negative. A little positivitiy. I have put in more hours for my part time job than I think I ever have in the month September. I also didn’t quit mystery shopping and have put in a bunch of shops in September. While they were all online, thats extra $60ish that literally takes minutes on my lunch break.
Bottom line – September was going to be difficult from day one. Considering I caved a bit, isn’t ideal but I resisted most days. 🙂 In the spirit of not giving up – I’m going to attempt another actual No-Buy month in October. Starting Oct 1-31. I can only buy groceries and gas. Nothing for myself. Wish me luck – the struggle is hard most of the time!
Have you tried No-Buy months? What would be the hardest struggle for you?