As you may have read on my New Year’s resolutions post, it is one of my objectives for the year to reduce my consumption of clothes, shoes and beauty products in general and save more money for travelling. This year I want to go home to Portugal, visit my sister in Barcelona and visit Berlin as I won 2 nights at the Westin Grand hotel and I’ll definitely need to take advantage of them. So this came just in the right time. In January I managed to save £100, in February I want to save £200 or more.
Fortunately I don’t have any debt to pay off but I do need to be more careful with my money and change my priorities. I never got a credit card because I work in debt management and I have the idea that for someone who is financially disorganized like me they are the devil. (Who am I trying to fool? I’m pretty disorganized with a lot of things.) The reality is, I don’t need a new pair of shoes every month – I have too many already and I’m drowning in clothes. It’s embarrassing, really.
So this is how it’s going to be: I’ll continue to not spend any money on clothes and will avoid spending money thoughtlessly, as I tend to do it often. the pennies do add up and sometimes I lose track of how much money I spent just on stupid small things… Hopefully I’ll still be able to enjoy a lot of good things (trips to London, eating out once or twice) and still leave money in the bank, if I’m smart.
I’m really looking forward to learning all the money saving tips from all the other fantastic bloggers that will be joining the Expert panel – I will surely need them! We will also be receiving emails with updates and motivation.
The bit that’s convinced me to join the campaign was the photo challenges. What a fun way to share tips and ideas on social media and to get to know new bloggers – my social media online marketing executive alter ego is loving the idea.
Gotta love some social media action and the chance of winning shopping vouchers. Join me in this challenge, it’s going to be fun and thrifty!
PS: I didn’t get paid to do this post, just offered a complimentary bottle of bubbly. I joined the campaign because I believe it will help me and other people!
Good idea Sara, i should do the same, I’m terrible at budgeting- I wonder if there is hope for me, lol!
Looking forward to your adventure in budgeting!
Have a good weekend!
I’ll post an update here and there and let you know if I managed to reach my savings objective. I sure hope so!
Sara your beautiful creative soul features in my ART-STOPPING SUNDAY post this week….i linked one of your posts and a shout out for your gorgeous Moroccan adventure!! Thank you so much for your magic! xxx http://textgeorge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/art-stopping-sunday.html
Thank you, you’re too kind!
interesting post! good luck on the challenge!
God bless 😀
Thank you! I’m trying my best!
it’s a great idea to join this challenge, it would give you a lot of tips and support. I’m also decided to save my money for better and greater things than usual cheap stuff. I think we’re going to travel a lot!!
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Yes, you’re right! I am struggling to declutter my wardrobe, I get too attached to my clothes. It’s an ongoing process- not buying more and culling what I already own!
Feels like I could have written this post because these are my thoughts exactly! Congratz on saving money in January and hope you will succeed for february also
The benefit of being a blogger is that we get free clothes which definitely helps with minimizing costs. Can’t wait to learn from your budget tips and save more money this month also as I’m planning to go back to brazil in March! 😀
I will try to save money. So far I haven’t bought any clothes but the trips down to London become a little bit expensive… but it’s for a good cause- meeting new people, helping friends and looking at beautiful things!
Yeeaah !!! This mug is over cool !!!
It really is, my friends are great 🙂