A Summer of Savings

I’m doing something different this summer, and I wanted to include you in my challenge. With rising costs in every aspect of life, I am feeling the urgency of saving money even more. This summer I am going to look for ways to spend less and save more. Here are some ideas (some are my own and some I have gleaned from others):

  • See what I can sell and put that money in the bank.
  • Conserve wherever possible: water, electricity, food, school supplies, gas, etc.
  • Avoid new purchases: only buy what absolutely must be bought new.

And here are some strategies I plan to implement in order to stick with the ideas ☝🏻:

  • Shop from my own house before rushing to buy something: I have a lot of extras that I’m not even aware I have. I’d like to practice being resourceful.
  • If I don’t have it at home, then I want to wait and see if I can find it at a thrift store or garage sale. The waiting period may prove I don’t need the item.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle (of course!)
  • Make a memory instead of making a purchase
  • Set a monthly savings goal and celebrate when we reach it.

At the end of each month I’m going to write about how close I got to my goal and what I did that helped accomplish that. Hopefully this will become a habit and last all year. Do you want to join in on the savings fun? Share your ideas!


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Aloha! This blog is a window into the active mind of a wife, mother, woman and individual. I may be busy every moment of every day, but I still have time to think. Many seasons have blossomed and faded within my life, and this blog has endured through all of them. It is safe to say that my writing has matured because of them. I hope that you will be inspired to think in fresh ways as you read my writing. To Jesus be all the glory.
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