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An Update on #NoSpendJanuary


We are almost half way through the month of January. And we have spent NO Extra Money (I did pay our rent and utility bills, of course.) Unfortunately, it does look like I will have to spend some this week.

Our Pot Bit the Dust

First, one of our 4 cooking pots bit the dust. Not only did the bottom come off, but it also almost caught fire. I honestly was going to try to make it through the month without replacing it, but with us cooking so much and only having 3 pans now, I really need too.

Thankfully, I received an Amazon gift card and a Walmart gift card for Christmas, so I won’t have to spend any cash to replace it.

Grocery Store Run

We are also running low on some of our essential groceries. Since I didn’t pre-plan for this no spend month or do a month long meal plan like I did for our No Spend October, I was less prepared with stocked shelves this time.

Therefore, I don’t feel super bad about having to spend some money on groceries. We are still primarily eating through the freezer and pantry, but there are some things we need. I will report back on how that goes. I’ve been putting it off and haven’t even made a list yet.

As a sidenote, we did run out of propane tonight. Discovered when Sea Cadet tried to make us burgers. We ended up pan frying them which was fine. But I’ll be adding propane to my February list.

Is anyone else doing a #NoSpendJanuary? How’s it going?



  • Reply Walnut |

    I’d say that pan is definitely toast! My other suggestion for a new pot is to check the thrift store. It’s possibke that people received new cookware for Christmas and sent their other stuff to the thrift store for someone else’s use. Then you can save your gift cards for other things.

  • Reply Cwaltz |

    Good to hear from you! I was wondering how your month was going. Glad to hear you are doing well sorry to hear the pot is not. As the poster above mentioned thrift stores are often great sources for kitchen ware.

    • Reply Hope |

      I LOVE the thrift store idea. Unfortunately, our pickings are quite slim in our tiny town.
      I’ve checked in a couple of times this past week with no luck – no pots or pans of any kind.
      BUT I am travelling to the larger city Gymnast was training in on Wednesday to meet with a couple of clients so I’m going to check there as well. They have some pretty large thrift stores. I’m hopeful I’ve found one there.

So, what do you think ?