Control Your Spending With This Week’s Free Thrifty Habits Planner

Free Thrifty Habits Planner For The Week Beginning Monday 28th September

Regularly, Consistently, Habitually Thrifty

Thrifty Habits PlannerWe all want to know how to save money. After years of frugal living and not-so-frugal living I have come to the conclusion that the answer to the question of how to save money is… regularly, consistently, habitually.  It’s not just what thrifty tips you take on board, or how many money-saving ideas you pin to a Thrifty Living Pinterest board – it’s how easy it is to make those money-saving tips into regular, almost mindless habits.  We all spend without thinking:  my aim on Tartan Thrifty is to save money without thinking, to make thrifty living second nature. Because, the less effort you put into living well for less, the more likely you are to keep it up.  So here is the Thrifty Habits Planner I print off and stick up in the kitchen each week – yours to download for free and customise to fit in with your life.  I hope it helps you become regularly, consistently, habitually thrifty too.

This Week’s Habits

It’s time to kick the month off by putting cash in marked purses. My little plastic pencil cases from Morrisons have reached the point of needing to be replaced. Which is fine, because they are cheap. I am slightly pleased about this because it means I have actually managed, for 18 months, to put cash into separate funds each month. It has reigned in our spending and made me feel more on top of where it was all going, so definitely a habit I will continue to keep up. As for making something – I think this is the week to cut back all my woody herbs and do my Christmas wreath with the trimmings. I have loads of lavender flowers this year too, and am toying with the idea of making lots of smaller lavender wreaths too. Trouble is, I am enjoying the dozens and dozens of assorted bees that are currently occupying my lavender and don’t really want to deprive them of my lavender nectar. Or me, of their gentle humming. Decisions, decisions…

How To Use The Thrifty Habits Planner

Click here to download your free copy of this week’s Thrifty Habits Planner. You can look up each habit in The Thrifty Habits in the sidebar to the right for more information.

Look at the Weekly & Monthly/Annual Thrifty Habits.  Decide which day suits you best for each one and pencil it in on that day. When you have done it, tick it off.  Pause for a moment to enjoy the little fizz of smugness this creates.

Got any thrifty ideas of your own?  Add them – and remember to comment about them here so I can steal them admire your cleverness.

Take time at the end of the week to give yourself a little treat as a reward for your thrifty efforts. Then bin this week’s planner and come back to Tartan Thrifty for next week’s planner.  I will post it on Monday 5th October.

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