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Weekend Spending

July 6th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

I have tallied up how much I spent this weekend...I knew it was alot, but $197? I only alot $150 spending money for every two weeks. I went over that by $50 in one weekend!

Dominoes - 26
Dollar General- 36
Family Dollar- 14
Food Lion - 32
Gas Station - 16
Pet Store - 43
Sweet Treats - 5
movies - 25

The food lion was for the "picnic" at my house. It was my contribution to the meal. THe family dollare was to get air freshners for the house which were empty. The pet store was for the flea treatments for the cats(very important now that the exterminator has come). The Dollare General could have been avoided...it was mainly for towels. I am trying to build up our supply of towels. Mainly what we have small bath towels that won't even wrap around DD! So I am trying to buy larger towels whenever I go to the Dollar General. They are only $3.50 for a normal sized bath towel. I bought 4 plus some handtowels for the kitchen and bathroom. Dominos could have definately been avoided. The movies were a chance for me and DD to spend some time together...also she was feeling down in the dumps because her friends weren't answering her texts about coming over.

So what do I do? Do I change the amount that I alot for spending money? Or do I just try to do better? I don't think it is unreasonable for us to be able to go to the movies once in a while or spend money at the grocery store. But until I get these credit cards paid off, there is little wiggle room. And now I will plan for the flea treatments once a month. Fortunately I still have $200 in my gas alotment for the two weeks. I don't think I will need that much because I didn't have to drive the carpool yesterday. But accounting for $200 more in gas, I am $50 over what I need for the next two weeks. That doesn't include if I spend anything between now and then! And I need to get my daughter a birthday cake for her birthday tomorrow. UGGG!! It never ends!

3 Responses to “Weekend Spending”

  1. scfr Says:

    My suggestion would be to look at every purchase you made and ask yourself if you really need the item or get true pleasure from it, or if you are buying it just because you've been told by the advertising folks that you "need" it.

    The one item you mentioned that I would question (you already questioned Dominos yourself) is the air fresheners. It may seem like a "need" because everyone you know uses them, but really, they're not a need and I doubt if they bring you pleasure. What would happen if you stopped using them?

    Just wanted to add that it's hard to believe you've been here a year & a half! What progress you have made! Wow!

  2. north georgia gal Says:

    The air freshners were necessary because we have had an animal odor since we moved into the new house. We have never had problems at the old house. And I only bought them because my whole family was going to be here.

    I wish I felt like I had accomplished more in the 1 1/2 years I have been here!

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    If there is an animal odor in the house, you might need to wash every fabric, carpet, curtain, etc in the house. Wipe down walls and mop all floors. Once walls are cleaned, dust mop them ceiling to floor every week and do regular household dusting, too. Even consider removing books, as they cannot be cleaned and will absorb & release odors. This is something I have to do as my DH has both asthma and hayfever. And where there are odors (especially animal!) there also tend to be allergens. Personally I would love to use air fresheners (enjoy some of those smells Smile ) but those too can set off asthma and we just can't take the chance.

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