Ways to save money each week: week 2
Finding ways to save money each week is a new goal for our family. This week was particularly successful.
Total Savings: $455.99
Ways to save money: 3
I spent a ton of time painting again this week. Which is par for the course. We bought a house knowing it needed a ton of work and we've put ourselves to the test by tackling new projects all the time.
Based on a quote we received a few months ago that job would have been about $350, so we saved $350 on me spending a few hours painting over the weekend.
We also skipped a week of grocery shopping. While it was a struggle to put together meals with the random assortment of stuff we had in our fridge, freezer, and pantry, we made it work and saved $100 on groceries this week.
The last thing we saved on was cutting Paramount +, which was $5.99/month. This isn't a huge saving each week or month, at the end of the year that will save us $71.88. Take that number times 30 years and you get $2,156.40, which will definitely buy a really fancy dinner during retirement.
If you are keeping track at home here are the ways to save money we have taken advantage of over the last two weeks:
Take on a painting project (or any house project for that matter)
Cancel a subscription
Clear our your freezer, fridge, cupboards and skip going to the grocery store
Order out less
Don't upgrade your cell phone until you absolutely have to
Trade-in old electronics