Covid Spreadsheet

When Covid lockdown started, I started a budget spreadsheet to see how much I'd save by - well, doing nothing.  So far, it's averaged £100 a week - £1600 thus far -  Woohoo!  Half was inevitable I suppose, transport being an obvious one. Not so obvious was mobile roaming data - I didn't really pay attention to it, £20 a week!  Also, drinks and snacks out - whenever I went into town I'd have a coffee/tea and a pastry or breakfast - £30 a week!  Gulp...  Other bits I won't give up - football (well, sort of), music for example. I don't want to just sit indoors and stare at a wall for ever!   Oh and my holiday was cancelled as was a rock festival. I'd rather have gone to those than had them cancelled (Doing nothing is cheap but dull!).  So £2,000 in total.

Food for thought, eh?
Now not a gainfully employed bassist.


  • savingwannabe
    savingwannabe Posts: 16,610 Forumite
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    Brill savings. 
    Aiming for a minimal spend 2022
  • atrixa
    atrixa Posts: 549 Forumite
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    That's great stuff. I seemed to haemorrhage money on groceries in the first few months, being restricted to only one, not budget supermarket, but I've reigned it in now. Any idea what you'll do with the extra cash?
  • RobM99
    RobM99 Posts: 2,519 Forumite
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    @atrixa Well - my car is on its last legs - wheels more like, so a replacement is due. No idea what to look at, I need load-carrying space but don't want something the size of a small bus. A Tardis would do nicely!
    Now not a gainfully employed bassist.
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