Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monthly Budget Breakdown ~ August 2014

In an effort to challenge my contentment meter and stay within a budget,
I have $50 per month to spend on Decor & DIY projects for around the house. 
On the first Tuesday of every month I'll show you how I spent it 

Here is the monthly break down for August...

Starting Balance = $29.11 (you can check out here to see what was spent in July.)
Income: August $50 + Starting Balance = $79.11 left to spend

Some DIY/decor projects were completed this month. Some that cost me money and some that were completely free! First up, I styled our bookshelves in a new way and it didn't cost me a cent.

I may or may not have budgeted correctly for back to school supplies but we won't talk about that now. That came out of a nice little budgeting category that we like to call "misc." (AKA - the things that I forget to budget for.)

I was finally able to bring some order to the the kids' shoes. This was another project that cost me zero since I used some supplies I already had on hand. Those kind of projects are the best!

That just leaves us with the bathroom window project that I recently completed. The materials to put film on the window cost $29.57. That includes supplies to film many more windows if needed.

Here are the final totals for the month.

Final Breakdown...
Beginning Balance $79.11 - $29.57 (August purchases) = $49.54

Did you tackle any home projects in August? I keep telling myself to get out there and spray paint something before the weather changes and it is too late. :-)

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha, I feel the same way! I haven't got all my paint projects completed yet. I plan on doing them all this week and next now that the kiddos are back in school and I have some time to do it.


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