Well, I haven’t been around in blogland for a few days but I’ve still been keeping up with the challenge-a-day. The lurgie is still lurking and my tooth is still waking me up every night so I feel seriously tired at the moment. We haven’t got people coming over tonight and I’ve just done the housework. If I can summon up the energy I’ll go and do the weekly shop in a little while. Then I can crash on the sofa with husband and watch the latest offering from Lovefilm. Bliss!
I’ve purchased the first addition to my summer wardrobe. Topshop are currently doing a great offer on basic V-neck vests – £6 for 1 or 2 for £9. I ordered one in black and one in red. The fit is fantastic and they are nice and long, so very flattering! I also bought a necklace in their sale, to wear for gigs, which was reduced to just £4 (see photo for purchases). I’m really pleased with my haul as I can create lots of new outfits from these 3 simple things. I may have a couple more vests next month as it is rare to find something that fits me so well. Total spend just £13!
After picking up a tip from Recessionista I also looked into the new Freedom packages being offered by Vodafone for Pay As You Go customers such as myself. I’m giving it a go. The ‘pack’ lasts 30 days and my £10 buys me 300 texts and 100 minutes talk time. As I only really use my mobile phone for recieving calls and sending texts my credit usually all goes on texting. Previously this was costing me 10p per text which means my £10 used to get me 100 texts. Obviously I am now going to be getting a lot more for my money! The only slight drawback is that £10 would often last me a bit longer than 30 days. HOWEVER. The biggest expense on our landline bill comes from calls to mobile phones. So we can actually save money by using the 100 minutes I am getting as part of my package. I made the effort to go into town at lunchtime to buy my top up voucher from Boots so I could get the points on my Advantage card again. I now have £35.80 saved to spend in Boots on a rainy day.
Today I made a start on decluttering the second bedroom. This room gives me the fear. It is bursting with junk and I have been too intimidated to deal with it thus far. I’ve decided to tackle it in small chunks and then run away when the fear becomes too great. I started by re-organising part of the massive collection of books that live in there. This job is by no means finished but it looks a lot neater and tidier than before.
I’ve also managed to put another £50 into my saving account!
From the challenge-a-day list:
- Considered spending: 3 new additions to my wardrobe for only £13
- Nifty thrifty: getting a lot more out of my mobile phone top-up
- Nifty thrifty: getting my top-up voucher from Boots to get the Advantage card points
- Financial management: saving £50
- Decluttering: making a small start on the second bedroom