We’ve officially reached the point where financially, things need to change and they need to change now. We’ve sold our car and ceased spending on unnecessary expenses such as Spotify, Dropbox and Netflix.
By getting rid of the car we’ve essentially made a saving of €200 a month which is a huge chunk of the mortgage. Ross is moving to a cheaper payment plan on his phone, unfortunately I’m still tied into my contract for another year, but his €40 saving will come in very handy. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but when you’re living on one wage, €280 a month is mega.
We’re literally budgeting for the necessities and curbing our spending.
So how does it feel?
I wont lie it’s absolutely fucking terrifying… but also it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.
We have access to a car which we’ll be able to use if and when we may need it. Ross is working full time and is earning a good wage. We eat meat, but not a lot and we get our veg from a local farmer at the market each Saturday so not only are we saving money, we’re also saving on plastic packaging which is an added bonus! Also batch cooking goes a long, long way.
We use cloth nappies on the kids during the day, so that’s a huge saving already and they have all the clothes they may need through very kind hand me downs and investing in a few good quality items.
I have to admit, it feels quite exciting. It’s a new challenge and I’m well aware of just how challenging it will be but It’s given us the drive that we need to pull the finger out and get the printing business up and running and working towards our long term goals.
And work hard we will, we’ll have to.
To quote Gary Vee “If it were fucking quick and easy don’t you think every fucker would do it?”
Watch this space!
– A x