The Economics of: Buying Nothing New May 2016
I thought I could squeak this Buy-Nothing-New update in before July Begins. See the below chart of our savings over the month of May.
May was a very exciting month, because our eldest is starting to learn how to ride a pedal bike! It was great to use the power of kijiji.ca to find a free bike. Mama Sas and I did some serious work on it to remove the insane amount of pink Disney princess decorations. We stripped it down and cleaned it until now it is just a Pink and White bike that looks great, and matches her Helmet… BONUS! I do still however need to fix the slow leak in the back tire, but all in all a great bike and a nice way to save $125. The biggest expense during May is pretty debatable. I needed a black suit for a wedding we attended in June. Rather than buying a new one we had my wedding suit tailored, Mama Sas likes those suits to fit tight ;) and I guess suit style and fit has changed in 8 years of marriage. The tailoring did save us a boat load of money and the savings also lead May to be our biggest month of savings to date. I bet a savings of $1,083.00 during May will hold up until December when Christmas rolls around.
Buy Nothing New 2016
Looking at all these savings numbers add up is really motivating to me, it feels amazing to see how very small changes in our lives can make a huge difference in our future lives.