Money, money, money.

Or lack thereof. I have just taken a rather large wage drop & am already feeling the effects & it’ll probably get worse from September when I start college as I’ll probably have to cut back on my hours. However I am not disheartened by this as it means I can cut back on the mindless I-want-consumerism that I have allowed to slip back into my life since here

So… that means staff food at work (it’s free & ok as long as the veggies aren’t green beans… ick!), buying a monthly bus pass next pay day (a saving of at least £40), remembering to use my (newly obtained!) Boots Advantage card to get millions of points, not buying a magazine just for the sake of it when the one I want isn’t there… & maybe subscribing to the one I do want as it works out cheaper in the long run & cuts back on temptation!

I haven’t had a haircut in seven months & I trim my own fringe (fear not I am a connesieur!) as well as dying my own hair (£6 vs £40) & i’ve decided not to go to the hairdressers until December just in time for my birthday 🙂 I am quite intrigued by the idea of washing my hair au natural a la And Then There Were Four but I don’t think I’m brave enough!

I’m planning an Ebay sale for some of the stuff stashed in my room, including two gorgeous dresses (both approx £100 new but now too big) so I’ll give you a heads up when I open up shop! A friend of mine told me about musicmagpie so I’m going to gather up all my old CD’s & DVD’s & send them off. I’ve also banned myself from buying any nice new shiny things (read ‘materials’) for my jewellery making until I’ve used the massive stash I’ve already got sitting at home!

I’m feeling quite inspired by Buying Nothing New For A Year although I’d have to really think about what my parameters would be having tried to do a similar thing with clothing here. Anybody out there got any money saving/money making tips they want to share?

Have a peep here for money saving ideas x

(All pictures from Favim