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    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 10th Aug 17, 4:56 PM
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    Missy's spend £10 a week on groceries get the house sorted & hit this debt hard diary
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    • 10th Aug 17, 4:56 PM
    Missy's spend £10 a week on groceries get the house sorted & hit this debt hard diary 10th Aug 17 at 4:56 PM
    Right debts are at an all time high! House is an all time mess!!!!! I'm going to put the two credit cards onto a single 0% card (hopefully) and try and pay it all off in 2 years! Which means hefty payments of £340 a month!! I CAN do it.
    And to get me started I am going to spend only £10 per week on shopping for the next 6 weeks!!!!! OH is away working so it's just me DD 4yr old May and DS 5yr old Roo to feed.

    I have MASSES of food in all cupboards, freezers and fridge!

    Along side this I need to get the house sorted, img my house is a mess, just stuff everywhere, Everything needs a good clean and a good declutter!

    So who's with me?!

    Will write a meal plan and shopping list for Monday later! And to keep myself accountable I will update daily!

    Much love

    Missy
    Last edited by missymoo81; 12-08-2017 at 8:02 AM.
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    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 7th Oct 17, 8:33 AM
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    Sorry you got woken up so early . I'm glad my three don't wake up early any more. I hardly see two of them even though they live in the same house

    I hope you think of some good things to do this weekend. Mine used to love chocolate coins and DS1 still does
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    NEW GOALS - Build an Emergency Fund & Loss of Income Fund
    Emergency Fund 1 = £818/Emergency Fund 2 = £203.76
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 7th Oct 17, 9:19 AM
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    School Uniforms are in the washing machine.

    We've all just had toast and a banana for breakfast.
    We've got banana and peanut butter sandwiches for lunch, and the cupcakes from yesterday.
    Dinner will be...... Not sure yet....
    • Rachel24
    • By Rachel24 7th Oct 17, 10:10 AM
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    You are always so creative with your meals. I find I constantly make the same food. Either fajitas, spag bol, mince and tatties, chilli or sausage casserole. Apart from the odd curry I make I can never really think of much else. I find it gets so boring. I like seeing what you’re going to make because it gives me some good ideas. When is your OH back missy? Xx
    • laurenh1
    • By laurenh1 7th Oct 17, 11:02 AM
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    I used to have that issue Rachel- I now buy whats on offer and try and be creative. I find i save cash and eat a bit differently. My friend gets those hello fresh boxes which send you recipes but no chance could we afford those... Maybe one day... But even then Id prob be too tight lol.

    I had a mare with washing yday...i was hanging it up in my utility, stood on the corner of the cat litter and it went EVERYWHERE. All over my clothes etc. Took forever to clean up and its still got bits I keep finding. Thank god it was clean. Funny now but I almost cried haha.

    Oli is just having a nap then im taking them out... Dunno where lol xx
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 7th Oct 17, 11:33 AM
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    You are always so creative with your meals. I find I constantly make the same food. Either fajitas, spag bol, mince and tatties, chilli or sausage casserole. Apart from the odd curry I make I can never really think of much else. I find it gets so boring. I like seeing what youíre going to make because it gives me some good ideas. When is your OH back missy? Xx
    Originally posted by Rachel24
    Ah thanks sugar, I used to be like that, everything was either using mince or chicken. But I went vegan for a while last year and had to be creative with meals as I wasn't cooking seperately for me so had to make meals tasty enough that OH would eat them. So pretty much all meals are veggie, we eat veggie sausages and soya mince, makes life easier because you can cook from frozen. We're not eating vegan now, but pretty much veggie, although do have some burgers and salmon in the freezer from when they were really reduced. I've also had to be creative as I'm trying to find meals small ones will eat, so a lot of meals involve just putting ingredients together I know they will eat. Or swapping ingredients out that they won't eat for ingredients they will. I love cooking. Oh and OH doesn't eat Gravy, so any casserole, stew or gravified pie etc is out!! V annoying, again so it's necessity creativity as opposed to want to do it lol. Sorry rambled on there lol.

    OH is away for another 3-4 weeks I think. I miss him, especially the company in the evenings.... But shopping is cheaper at least. I'm trying to work out a budget for when he's home..... It's hard to guage.
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 7th Oct 17, 11:36 AM
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    I used to have that issue Rachel- I now buy whats on offer and try and be creative. I find i save cash and eat a bit differently. My friend gets those hello fresh boxes which send you recipes but no chance could we afford those... Maybe one day... But even then Id prob be too tight lol.

    I had a mare with washing yday...i was hanging it up in my utility, stood on the corner of the cat litter and it went EVERYWHERE. All over my clothes etc. Took forever to clean up and its still got bits I keep finding. Thank god it was clean. Funny now but I almost cried haha.

    Oli is just having a nap then im taking them out... Dunno where lol xx
    Originally posted by laurenh1
    Oh god Lauren that sounds like an absolute nightmare! Cat litter is so dusty it gets everywhere. But small mercies, at least it was clean! I would have been close to tears too. Like me trying to light the fire yesterday! Honestly it took me forever I was properly swearing and throwing things and grrrrrrring, fortunately small ones were at school. But I managed to smoke the house out, my hair still stinks!!!!!!

    Washing is hanging up and small Ones coats are in the machine as didn't realise how dirty they were until I put it on ROo yesterday, very ashamed I had to send him to school like that!
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 7th Oct 17, 2:39 PM
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    Trying to sort the clean washing mountain, my god there's a lot! 'Sigh' we're still all In our pyjamas.
    • laurenh1
    • By laurenh1 7th Oct 17, 2:40 PM
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    I couldn't believe Id done it!! And you're right the dusy covered EVERYTHING- And id just mopped haha.

    I spend sp much less when OH is away. I figure hes away anyeay might as well make the most of it.

    Been to a castle near us today for a picnic, was nice to get out & about. I got the English heritage card with clubcard points & im trying to use it at least once per month.
    How ar ebay sales comimh on? Xx
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 7th Oct 17, 2:54 PM
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    I couldn't believe Id done it!! And you're right the dusy covered EVERYTHING- And id just mopped haha.

    I spend sp much less when OH is away. I figure hes away anyeay might as well make the most of it.

    Been to a castle near us today for a picnic, was nice to get out & about. I got the English heritage card with clubcard points & im trying to use it at least once per month.
    How ar ebay sales comimh on? Xx
    Originally posted by laurenh1
    Oooh lovely, feel like we should have got out and about today, feeling a little stir crazy! Children are more than happy though so it's just me, maybe I'll open a window get some fresh air and plan to go out tomorrow.....

    I've turned off notifications to eBay sales, as don't want to know the total, but I think they're around £19..... Lots of watchers though so we'll see, have found lots more stuff to eBay whilst tidying, although don't really want to have to pay fees for more than 20 items! Will definitely list the other 9 things for free tomorrow. Will do an update with how im getting on making the £200 on Monday.
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 7th Oct 17, 3:13 PM
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    School Uniforms are in the washing machine.

    We've all just had toast and a banana for breakfast.
    We've got banana and peanut butter sandwiches for lunch, and the cupcakes from yesterday.
    Dinner will be...... Not sure yet....
    Originally posted by missymoo81
    I see you're still using up the bananas
    My Diary http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5716867
    Debt in July 2017 = £58,766 DEBT FREE 31 October 2017
    NEW GOALS - Build an Emergency Fund & Loss of Income Fund
    Emergency Fund 1 = £818/Emergency Fund 2 = £203.76
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 7th Oct 17, 3:36 PM
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    Yep think we will Probably have eaten about 40 bsnanas at least between the 3 of us!
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 7th Oct 17, 3:37 PM
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    Do you not have 100 free listings? It should be at the bottom if you click my ebay, all selling then scroll to the bottom it will tell you what offers are available for you.

    I have quite a few on there and can list 100 items free most months x
    • Rachel24
    • By Rachel24 7th Oct 17, 3:53 PM
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    We got a hamper this month from muscle foods (don’t know if you’ve ever heard of it). It was my other half that spotted it. You bought one for £45 and got one for £5 or something so we split the costs with my sister and for £25 we got burgers, meatballs, mince, sausages and a massive load of chicken. So I told my other half I am buying no more food for dinners for the rest of the month so hoping it’s doable.
    I just find I’m boring. Think I’ll look on the internet for some inspiration. I make soup a lot too but that’s about it! Don’t get me started on my lunches for work either. I find fruit and veg costs a fortune and I can see why so many people eat unhealthy!
    Hopefully the next few weeks will go by fast so you get your hubby home soon. Xx
    • Rachel24
    • By Rachel24 7th Oct 17, 3:55 PM
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    Lauren poor you with the washing, I would of cried too! I have the same issues with drying washing as I donít have a tumble dryer. I feel like my houses looks like a bombs gone off when I have washing everywhere.
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 7th Oct 17, 4:00 PM
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    Thank you, you're right! I think JWil mentioned it a while ago, but I couldn't see anything, it wasn't on my eBay selling page it was in my messages for some reason, no wonder I didn't see it! Thanks so much! It will be all
    I do tomorrow lol!
    • laurenh1
    • By laurenh1 7th Oct 17, 4:10 PM
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    I think not using a drier is much easier in the summer. its ok if i have 1 load but if I have 2 loads I end up with washing hanging from radiators, over doors etc haha.

    I shall check out the hampers
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 7th Oct 17, 4:26 PM
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    Lol a heated airer and. A dehumidifier was the general concencus for overcoming washing in the washing talk last Saturday! As I too have the same problem. I'm ok with two loads, I have at least one more to go today, but I am going to save it until tomorrow so that I can get it dry, as have already done 2. May keeps bursting into tears, she's so tired, and she's pushing her luck a little bit, which upsets me. And I'm st that awful stage or tidying where things look a whole lot worse before they look better, the whole of upstairs looks like we've been ransacked!!!!!! 'Sigh' I have a mountain of ironing to do as well. OHs internet isn't working either so I can't talk to him. Turning into a grumpy afternoon!!! Burgers in buns with wedges for dinner.
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 7th Oct 17, 5:35 PM
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    May fell asleep so she's in bed already! Me and roo are eating our dinner. Not sure what to do with the left over burgers though....

    Can actually see a tiny bit of space in both freezers and fridge! So that's good! Whilst I was looking I did actually find done sausages in there!
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 8th Oct 17, 5:30 AM
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    Morning!

    My children seem to be unaware it's Sunday! Good job I fell asleep at 9!
    Jobs for today....
    Washing
    Ironing
    Put clean washing away
    Get some fresh air
    Make seitan
    Make banana loaf
    Hoover
    Unload dishwasher
    eBay everything I own lol
    • laurenh1
    • By laurenh1 8th Oct 17, 7:00 AM
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    I have no idea how you cope getting up so early Id be so grumpy lol. Im gonna look at getting a dehumidifier. Although heating went on last night so im expecting dry washing this morning.
    We are off swimming later �� Im with you about how important it is. Costs us a lot but its one thing im happy to shell out for. Its safety and I think it must be hard to learn as an adult xz
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