As I share 4 things our family did to save money over the weekend.
I have recently discovered Budget Girl on YouTube. She is so inspiring and has recently paid off a giant student loan debt. Way to go :)
Hubby and I have decided that we are ready to get super serious about our credit card debt. We have 1 credit card that is huge :( We consolidated 3 of our Citi Credit Cards into 1. We were hoping that it would make repayment easier. We have been paying it for several years and have paid down quite a bit. But it still sits at $7069.31 :( I am so tired of paying this bill and want it to be gone ASAP.
We have declared July a No Spend Month.
Instead of waiting until July, we decided to start our no spend NOW.
We started our No Spend Adventure off wonderfully :)
On Saturday, we spent several hours at the library taking a super cool origami class. It is a big hit and it was FREE :) The boys had such a great time folding paper and turning it into really cool creations.
On Sunday, we went to church and then headed off to Once Upon A Child to sell our boys clothes. The process was super easy and it took a lot less time than I had thought it would take. Unfortunately, they didn't take all the clothes but it was enough to pay for 3 pair of shorts for Michael- YAY :)
We ended up packing a lunch and ate in the van while Once Upon A Time was doing their thing. After finishing with them, we headed over to Toys R Us for their Pre 4th of July Event.
They had Hula Hoops, Remote Control Cars, played Hot Potato, had 2 giveaways and Karaoke. If you participated with the Hula Hoops you got a Toys R Us wrist band. If you played Hot Potato you got a beach ball :)
At 2pm, they did the giveaway drawings. The first number was called and it wasn't us. The second drawing, Nathan won. It took a few seconds to register that they called his name. It was awesome. Normally, we don't win anything. They took a picture and put it on their Instagram page.
After all that fun, we ran into Walmart and CVS real quick on our way home.
All in all, I think we had a great start to our No Spend Adventure. Can't wait to see how we save money next week :)