Hey everybody! I know I should have put something up on my blog during the week, but I have been getting bad at that. 😦 Will try to fix things next week! But today’s blog post is my Monthly Budget Check-In! Come and see how I spent all of my money in May! 😀
So before we began, I must tell all of you that I spent ALL OF TEH MONEY in May. I mean, I only had like 10 bucks left at the end of the month… O _O;;; Boy, was that ever slim picking. But that is okay because Social Security wants me to spend all of my money and that is what I did, haha. 😛
So let’s see how I did in May! 🙂
Required monthly 500 bucks that I pay each month that goes toward rent and bills.
Had a haircut this month, but I forgot to tip my hair dresser accidently when I went in… But I didn’t forget about it though! This month, I gave my hair dresser 5 bucks for May’s tip that LOCMom gave her. 🙂 LOCMom said she appreciated it! 😀
I probably forgot to add this category up this month. Oops… 😦 But next month, things will be different!
Woot woot! A low grocery bill! I’m always getting my stuff at the Frugalpants Grocery Store now, so things are never too high in this category here. 🙂 Bought a watermelon from Costco last month as well, but it was money wasted since I couldn’t eat it all at once and they only last for 3 days in the fridge. Oh well, lesson learned. 😦 Never again unless I need it for a party or something! > _<;;;
Household Expenses: $148.05
This was my largest category of spent money this month, I’m afraid. Man, can I ever spend! But most of it was pretty much needed. I’ll break down the most costly expenses in this category below. 🙂
Nail Buffers: So I went on Amazon and got me some nail files that are a combination nail buffer! I bought a bulk size of them for $11.99, which is an EXCELLENT deal seeing as how ONE FREAKIN’ nail filer in Sally’s Beauty Supply sells for around 6 bucks each! Crazy! > _<;;; But alas, I discovered something at Dollar Tree as well! They also sell the blocky kind of nail buffers that I like, but for a buck each! Couldn’t believe I didn’t see them there before… So as soon as my Amazon nail buffers are used up, and that won’t be until a while, I will just buy my nail buffers at Dollar Tree from now on. 🙂 It’s amazing what you can find at the dollar store! Plus, I tested out Dollar Tree’s blocky nail buffer and even though it didn’t work as well as the blocky nail buffer I bought on Amazon for around 6 bucks, it still got the job done! I was pretty impressed. 🙂 Btw, stay away from Wal-Mart’s blocky nail buffer in their beauty section; it’s a piece of crap. : |
Clothing: Yes, I bought some needed clothing this month. I first bought two pairs of capris to be quite honest I don’t remember buying… But hey, they were on the budget sheet this month, so I must have bought them at Goodwill at some point. *shrug emoji* Then, lacking a great party dress, I had to pony up 26 bucks for a dress at Ross that I think I showed in one of my Weekend Updates to all of you guys already. 🙂 If I can’t buy it used at Goodwill, it’s always to a discount store or Wal-Mart for clothing! I also bought some cute denim shorts from Ross as well along with some new underwear! This underwear I bought I basically use as disposable underwear except for the prettier panties I bought which I will wear regularly throughout the month. 🙂 Each package of underwear was under 10 bucks at Wal-Mart for 6 pairs of underwear per package, so not too shabby!
Pyrex Lids (6-pack): So one of my Pyrex plastic lids decided to break on me, so I needed a new one. But I opted for a 6 pack of the same lid that broke on Amazon so I will always have them on hand for the future! They were around 8 bucks for 6 lids, so not too bad!
Tums: Bought a medium sized bottle of Tums that were smoothie berry flavored. Couldn’t find a bulk sized bottle of the smoothie berry flavored Tums, so the medium one had to do. 😦 Will be on the lookout for the bulk sized bottle this month though. 🙂
And I think that is it for this month’s pricey household goods. 🙂
Misc. Items: $80.44
Not bad for this category! Ever since I split up the Household Goods category from the Misc. Items category, this category has been much cheaper! I bought a few items from Goodwill this month, birthday presents for family, and even some fun purchases like 3 new purses from Kohls and other thrift stores; all under 10 bucks of course and best of all, these purses were all designer and REAL. ;D Yeah, I think I am about done buying purses… My closet is full of cute crossbody purses now that I will all use eventually. *laugh/cry emoji* I also found some t-shirts at a church rummage sale for only 50 cents a pop! Couldn’t try them on when I bought them, so when I tried them all on at home, some I had to get rid of due to poor fit issues. 😦 I kind of like clothes now that I do not have to hand wash, so my style has changed quite a bit, haha. ❤
Keeping this category under $40 now, not $30! Will be cancelling my Crunchyroll subscription again since I just don’t watch anime a lot on it anymore, but will renew for 7 bucks if I get desperate, haha. 😛 Also had to have a music CD of a song I have always wanted that I am going to be ripping to my iTunes music playlist! Here is the English version of the song I been wanting to have for so long! I will have the Japanese version of the song soon enough if the CD I ordered doesn’t get roasted in the mailbox first from the heat. : | That better not happen; I will be so mad! 😡
Eating Out: $15.94
Not bad for this category! I guess I ate in a lot this month, haha. 😀 The largest purchase I had in this category was a HUUUUUGE rotisserie chicken that I ran across for around 10 bucks at the Spendypants Grocery Store. I mean, this thing was bigger than your average rotisserie chicken, it was like… GIANT! O _O I had to have it. And it was quite tasty! 😀
Budgeted Items: $6.00
I must have forgotten to log my Costco groceries here because only my Dollar Tree purchase is present. Or I just didn’t go to Costco last month? Anyway, this category is pretty dang low, which is really awesome! 😀
And the grand total is… *drum roll*
Total Amount Spent: $875.80
Whew! What a crazy month! Right down to the wire budget wise! But in June, things have been a little different! I’m actually pretty happy with this month and the coming month ahead and will give the good news in my Weekend Update soon!
How was your May 2018?