I originally got this idea from Hillary at Salsa the Blog, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized I needed it. I spent way, Way, WAY too much money on clothes last month--like $600 too much. Yea, that's a little obnoxious; it was tax refund season, but still.
So this month, I've decided that if it's not in my super strict budget designed to help me save money, then I'm not buying it! Unfortunately, that means that unless I have a gift card or someone buys it for me (HINT HINT), no daily coffee from Starbucks. I do still have to pay for rent, utilities, and things like that, so those don't count.
For example, I've budget $100 for groceries for the month. This should be MORE than plenty for one person (I think). If I run out of the allotted amount, then I'll have to make do with what I have in the pantry/freezer.
Y'all don't even know how hard it's been and it's been like a day. All of the cute summer clothes are coming out, I want ALL of the Starbucks, and I have a craving for snacks I haven't eaten in years. I don't think my budgeted amount will last me very long! But, I'm all about a challenge.
I am, however, giving myself one freebie: The Lilly for Target launch!
Until then, I'll be buying in bulk at the grocery, bringing my lunch, convincing people to buy me things, and raiding my parents pantry for things like toilet paper, paper towels and food--yes I'm not above any of that.
Wish me LUCK!