No Spend Week

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As you know I love to save money, it is one of my favorite things!  I make my own laundry detergent in the name of saving money! I while back I heard a friend telling how her and her husband will have a time every few months where they do not spend money during the work week, Monday through Friday.  She was telling about how much they really caught themselves spending needlessly.

When I heard the idea I thought that we keep good tabs on our finances and we don’t spend that much.  Then I really got to looking at our bank statement and realized we make a lot of purchases each week.

I decided to change that idea and run wild with it.  That is how “No Spend Week” got started.  For one week we spend no money, we don’t go grocery shopping, we don’t go out, we don’t even use gift cards.  It is a spend free week.

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We have to stretch our pantry staples and what ever we have in cans, fridge, or freezer to eat that week.  It can be a lot of fun to see how much you can stretch what you have.  It can also be fun to do without, but it is all about that attitude you go into it with.

In our house the only exceptions to No Spend Week are:
1. Bills
2. Church offering
3. Food for our pets

You may be suprised how much you really do spend in a week and how much you save trying our No Spend Week.

I would love to hear in the comment section how you and your family save money!

Happy saving!


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7 responses »

  1. Great idea! It is amazing how quickly the small $4 or $5 purchases add up! Some of the ways our family saves money each month are: hang drying clothes (saves $30 a month) We only have one vehicle, we don’t have cable, (instead we subscribe to amazon prime), and we use the envelope system.

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    • I know, the first time we did this I was so surprised how many times I felt like going to get a pop or grab something for dinner at the store on my way home. I love your money saving ideas! We don’t have cable either we do Netflix, I am interested in trying out Amazon Prime. I will have to look into it. Thanks so much for your comments!

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  2. Pingback: Spending Freeze…Maybe Not | Saving Without Scrimping

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