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  1. This is a great post for me right now! Trying to tighten our belts a bit! Great suggestions! We know we have some repairs to do on our house this year so we need to save up for it.

  2. I too have recently been bitten by the minimalist bug. Just started doing Konmari on the entire house.
    Never do we realize how much stuff we have! I’m loving this new change. I feel more calmer and better with lesser stuff around the house.
    Less stuff = less stuff to clean and take care off!!! 🙂

  3. This was much needed. We are trying to make a conscious effort to cut back on spending in our household. This was a nice reminder to focus on if we truly need something vs. not needing it. Avoiding the shops is definitely something I need to do more!!

  4. Such great tips for those who are looking to spend more cautiously and save. I have always been a saver with a tight grasp on the purse strings but it is important to remember that we only live once and sometimes a nice treat is ok. Love your blog.

  5. I just completed my first no-spend weekend! It’s so freeing to making a decision not to spend and stick to it. Like a big, cosmic vote of confidence that you do indeed have this under control. I have definitely had saving over spending on the mind and a deep need to own less stuff lately.

  6. Such awesome reminders that I REALLY need!!! Right now I’m a sucker for my kids toys because they are just so cool! But these ideas can help me in that area too haha!

  7. Thank you for this reminder. This is something that I have wanted to do for a long time. Track my spending and stop buying all the little things that really add up. Love the idea of reading instead of shopping. We really do spend a lot of time shopping which could be spent on bettering ourselves!

  8. These are very great tips to save money. What helps me the most is avoiding going to shops and also looking at what I already HAVE. I just can’t believe some stuff I actually have and forget that I have when I’m out shopping. Really irks me when I get home and I’m like… I already have that. Thanks!

  9. Love this post! I could totally relate to you… I’m getting married next year and saving money means cutting out shopping sprees… Still treating myself here and there but nothing crazy!

    • That’s great Marianna, sounds like you’re balancing it well. Congrats on getting married, wishing you a special day x

  10. This is a great post ! I must say last year one of my goals was to be intentional with my spending and I saved so much more than I expected. I buy only what I need and at the same time my home is free if things I don’t need as I dropped them off at my local charity shop .

  11. It’s too easy not to be intentional with purchases, especially when we’re surrounded by deals and offers and discounts online. I’ve been tracking my spending for about a year now and it still shocks me how the ‘little’ spends all add up every month.

    There’s so much self-control involved in saving but it really is worth it when the big holiday or the big purchase becomes something you don’t have to think twice or feel guilty about!

    Gemma xx

    • Yes definitely so many people question where all their money has gone when they haven’t made any huge purchases but It’s all about the smaller ones adding up! Thanks for reading x

  12. Loved this! I’ve been trying to focus on these things as well recently, especially tracking savings as I suck at that haha! But I’m definitely being more conscious about what I buy and why as I can all be a bit too spendy sometimes xx

    Em // https://www.emilybecca.com

  13. Good points! I also just finished writing a blog post on a similar subject. Sustainability and less consumption have been hot issues on my mind for few years now so this subject is very close to my heart. x

    Teresa | outlandishblog.com

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