I'm a little late to the party, but had to wait until April to give this a go.
I am deeming April a "No-Spend" Month. I am thinking of it as a way to troubleshoot our budget and maybe save a few pennies in the meantime. I really need to get our garden set up this week which is going to cost a bit. So I'll officially be starting after the week is over. (I had intentions of doing it last month, but ran out of time.)
When I say "No-Spend" I don't literally mean spending nothing. But I do mean no spending outside of our daily living expenses. I will do my best to stick to this but I'm guessing there will be some challenges I have not predicted. I know that I have been on the look out for a used pack-n-play so if I stumble across one I'm not sure yet what I'll do.
April Spending Plan:
$80/week for groceries, toiletries, etc.
Normal utility payments
Gas for cars
I got the idea from Amy, who did this in February. I think Oprah mentioned something similar on a recent "budget" show too.
ETA: My pal Dirkey is doing her version of this too. You know we have to do everything together. :)
A good old working bee
2 days ago