Nothing on clothes, or Christmas, Just a few of books, two text and 1 novel, totalling £32.43. I must start going back to our library every week.
Money saved this month
Car insurance, renewed and changed with a saving of £79.07 for the year (which was £1 cheaper than we paid last year).
My mobile, changed to sim only saving £18.00 per month.
Hubby's mobile, changed to sim only saving 13.00 per month, neither of us wanted to new phones.
My Dyson V8 cleaner battery was not lasting as long as it should, hubby phoned Dyson, on checking records the unit was not as old as I thought, 26 months, but out of warranty, but without asking the guy is sent a replacement FOC as the battery should last longer, £64 saved.
Money spent this month
We have ordered triple glazing for most of our bungalow window and doors, (a couple windows are newer, so don't need replacing), they should be fitted next month, and will make a difference to our heating bills.
Our food spend is good, we are making smaller meals and therefore having extra to freeze and having more free meals. Our food spend is down, plus having purchased no chocolate or anything with chocolate on, so we are both feeling good. Our waste is very small, our recycling bins is always low, which is pleasing, I have got rid of items on our local facebook page, passing them on, mainly babies toys which Will no longer plays with, pleasing as most of them I purchased 2nd hand.
We are both now very good at walking through shops, looking and not purchasing anything, there are loads of new season pretty things everywhere, including the garden centres, but I am sticking to our new values.
Only once did I want chocolate in this last week, but resisted, my brother was naughty and ensured there were loads of chocolate in his fridge when we visited, but I left it all there, he was impressed. I have no plans to purchase any chocolate, not sure how long I can last, but if it's not in the house I can't eat it.