Christmas shopping can be stressful! It’s often difficult to keep track of what you need to buy, who you need to buy it for, how much to spend and who you are forgetting. Download my Christmas gift buying printable to start getting organized during the holiday season!
There are a lot of responsibilities and maintenance that needs done when you own your own home! This home maintenance checklist tells me what needs done and how often at my house to ensure everything is running properly and being maintained.
Finding a budget that works and sticking to it can be hard! I have always struggled with budgeting and keeping my finances organized. Every couple of months I would try a new printable or budget system but never stick to it. I would pay bills on the day they were due (it is really hard to remember all of the bills that way!) and often be late.
Vacations can be expensive, especially if you take the whole family! A couple months ago we went to Lake Tahoe for a 10 days family vacation. We stressed about how we were going to pay for this vacation for several months. We originally estimated that this trip would cost over $8000, but with some careful planning and minor sacrifices we were able to reduce that price and set a budget of $3000. We actually came in under budget and only spent $2600 for the entire trip! If you are planning a vacation, or avoiding going on vacation because of cost, these tips might help you!
I am always looking for ways to save money. Most of my monthly bills I have no control over what the payment will be. They have a set amount that I pay each month whether I like it or not. So, when it comes to my utility bills, I have always tried to keep them as low as possible! Here are a some easy things that I do to keep my electric cost down:
I don’t know about you but I hate cleaning! With family and work, its hard to find time to clean regularly and maintain my house on a daily basis. I started using this cleaning list so that I would only have to spend around 30 minutes cleaning each day, instead of spending several hours cleaning on the weekends.
Here are the things that I try to do daily to maintain my house: