As others in Australia were busy shopping till they dropped at the Post Christmas Boxing Day Sales, I was busy decluttering.
I prepared 2 bags of books to take in to a local book shop for hard cash or credit.
3 bags of clothes and other odds and ends went to the op shop.
I sorted out bottles and cans that had built up from neighbours and took them to the cash for cans depot the next day ($33 worth)
And I weeded for 2 hours in my garden plot in the suffocating monsoonal heat.
My aims were:
- No spending,
- Get some extra money in,
- Save money by growing/making my own.
With my partners work situation being so insecure I am trying harder then usual to get more of the mortgage paid off. We were meant to go to Borneo this holiday season but decided to stay put and holiday in our own home so that if any decisions are made we would hear it and action quickly if required. And of course staying home means no extra expense of flights and accommodation. We will put the dollars we saved for the trip into our mortgage.
What have you been doing? Spending Money, Earning Extra or Saving More?
In Frugal Solidarity,
Stephanie at Frugal Down Under
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