Saturday, January 5, 2013

No Shopping Challenge Day 5 - A No Spend Saturday

The key to No Spend Saturday success is all in the planning. I don't want to wake up and mope about thinking about the things we can't do because we're not spending any money. I don't want to feel deprived or like I'm missing out on all the fun.

So over the last few days I've been checking out the free things to do in our area.  I knew today was going to be hot (currently 34 degrees and climbing) so I wanted our freebie activity to be somewhere with shade and preferably near the water. As it turns out we have a river about 25 minutes drive away in the Hawkesbury region.




I packed morning tea and lunch for a picnic and we spent a few hours there hanging out and eating. The kids had a splash in the river which they loved and we realised that freshwater swimming is way less hassle than beach swimming! Now we're inspired to look for more rivers and swimming holes.

Overall it was a pleasant morning, I didn't miss spending at all but it definitely required more time and organising to get the food ready to go.

If you're participating in the challenge I hope you managed to have a stress free No Spend day today. Let me know how you got on.

Bec

2 comments:

  1. Its amazing how many people rely on money to do things. All the things I do with my boys are "no spend days" unless you count the fuel I use in the truck lol.
    I'm glad to see you had a fantastic no spend day...may there be many more to come! :)

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    1. Absolutely - we used to have no spend weekends all the time. This challenge is really reminding me that you don't need money to have a fantastic time with your family. In fact, spending/shopping can take away from family time.

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