Spending Review of Week 1 and 2 of 2019

Hi all,

So I totally posted at the start of the year and then vamoosed into thin air again, which is very bad Flo. I am trying to get back on it.

I used to do spending reviews of each week, usually last thing on a Sunday, but then life got a bit in the way.

I know technically as it’s the 13th today there haven’t been 2 full weeks of 2019 yet, but hopefully you’ll indulge me.

WEEK 1

FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING

Lemsip, Bread, Soup
Kitchen Roll
Rice, Soup, Naan, Pitta, Poppadoms
Milkshake x 2, OJ, Flora, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips, Green Beans, Pattie, Choux Buns
Washing Up Liquid x 2, Tikka Masala Sauce, Houmous, Salad
Washing Tablets, Fabric Conditioner, Olives, Soup, Lemsip, Falafel, Crisps
Cookies
Pilau Rice x 2, Golden Veg Rice, Quinoa and Wholegrains, Paracetamol
Onion Bhajis
Sweetcorn and Onion
Milk, Squash, Bread, Mushy Peas, Cucumber, Spaghetti, Raspberries
Greek Yogurt, Milkshakes x 4, Pine Nuts, Spring Onions, Parsnips, 4 Beef Tomatoes

TOTAL SPEND = £59.37

So, since I am kinda starting again on my blog, I’ll explain how the Food and Household Shopping works in my house.

I live with The Boy, who is my boyfriend, and we set a ‘Food and Household Shopping’ budget of £250 a month, so £125 each.

The Boy pays me £125 towards the Food Shopping each month, and the running of the household food budget is all down to me. I control the budget and what food comes into our house.

(This is why it’s very annoying when The Boy has to do some shopping as he comes back with about £10 worth of treats we don’t need).

So, I declare the total spending costs of each week, but it has only personally cost me half of the total amount.

Glad we established that after, what, 2 years!

WEEK 1

DISPOSABLE INCOME SPENDING

I am doing a spending challenge this month of only spending £85 in my disposable income budget.

I have been doing very well. I have told The Boy about 3 times already this year that we are not getting a takeaway as I am being frugal.

I also sub categorise my disposable income spending, so here goes.

WORK EXPENSE

Milk for work (we have a tea fund) £1.52

SOCIAL

Ticket to see The Mekons £9.79

WORK LUNCHES

Breakfast at work £2.70

Total spend = £14.01

Total combined spending for Week 1 = £73.38

Onwards…

WEEK 2

FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD SHOPPING

Chocolate, Salad Tomatoes
Potatoes, Steak
Tissues x 2, Oat Cakes, Breakfast Bars x 2, Lemsip, Coffee, Gum, Pocket Tissues, Twix’s, 3 x Chocolate Bars
Milk, Tinned Toms x 4, Lasagne Sheets, Mozzarella
Pizza
2 x Porridge Sachets, Yogurt, Garlic Bread, Salad, Rolls
Cough medicine stuff
Milk, Bag for Life, Pepsi, OJ, Potatoes, Root Veg Pack, Cottage Cheese, Gum, Butternut Squash, Falafel, Ginger, Tissues, Houmous, Pitta Bread, Peppers, Salad, Pizza x 2
MEGA PIZZA

Total spends = £66.29

DISPOSABLE INCOME SPENDING

WORK EXPENSE

Milk for work £1.52

HOBBIES – HEALTH

Using scales at gym £1

SOCIAL

Ticket to Manics after show party £5.50

TRAVEL (DAY TO DAY)

Train to football training £4.10

Total disposable income spending = £12.12

Total combined spending Week 2 = £78.41

Similar amounts of spending each week, and I am doing so well on my disposable income spending!! Go me!!

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