I Stop Spending Money On These 10 Things (saved me $3000 in 6 months)

I Stop Spending Money On These 10 Things (saved me $3000 in 6 months)

Money saving challenge to save $3000 in 6 months is totally doable!

I never knew saving money could be so much fun until I embraced minimalism. I finally learnt how not to spend money and save.( I Stop Spending Money On These 10 Things (saved me $3000 in 6 months))

It was one of the best decision I made 2 years ago, I mean nothing gives you more joy than counting the total amount of money you have saved in a week, months or even years…. it’s just so much fun, I don’t know about you?

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Earlier this year, I started a money-saving challenge to save $3000 in 6 months and here are the 10 things I stopped buying in other to save $3000 in 6 months.

I Stop Spending Money On These 10 Things (saved me $3000 in 6 months)

I Stop Spending Money On These 10 Things (saved me $3000 in 6 months)

1.I stopped paying for expensive hairdo

My hairdo was one of the expenses that was taken away so much of my money, and do you even know what?- everything on our hair is getting more and more expensive.

Wigs, attachments, hairsprays, relaxers, shampoo, conditioners are becoming super expensive now.

I realize I was spending $12 every 10 days for my head which amounted to $36 in a month.

I eventually cut my hair and maintained a very good looking low cut which saved me $215 in 6 months.

To tell you the truth, I have never felt more happier and free!

I can bath my whole body- ‘head-to-toes,’ get free air around my head and worry less about smell.

2. I stop buying coffee and creamer

Earlier this year, I was so addicted to coffee and creams! I relied heavily on it to boost my strength and mental clearance.

I was spending $15 every month on coffee and creams- I switched to lemon and honey water later on during my saving challenge.

It did so many good to my health!

Lemon and honey water helped me shed some weight and reduced my appetite and cravings for sugar.

Also increased my bone strength and endurance, plus, I was able to save $90 in the 6 months I stopped drinking coffee.

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3. I stop paying for cable subscriptions

Cable subscriptions are so expensive, plus they’re not even worth the while.

My finances tripled the day I decided to use the extra time I was spending watching TV to do something productive.

I mean who has watching TV helped?

I was paying $55 a month for a package with DStv, so I was able to save $330 in just 6 months by switching to a free plan with regular satellite.

I also pay $6 a month for Netflix and that is, the month when I start missing some crazy action movies and a little background noise in my house.

4. I stopped paying for phone subscriptions/Data

Phone subscriptions are getting crazily expensive, I mean, you can seriously lose so much money just browsing the internet and going through social media.

And worst part is; staying too long on your phone is not even healthy for your eyes plus your time is ruined when you have unhealthy addiction to your phone.

You know, I was paying $25 in a month for 20GB for no serious reasons at all, other than checking out what a money-making celebrity is wearing on Instagram!

It is so bad that social media is making us lose so much money while en-reaching our entertainers.

I finally call it quit earlier this year and I was able to save $120 in 6 months by sticking to a prime subscription.

I seriously limited social media by 70% and my browsing addiction which help me to stay on 3GB a month bought for $4.

5. I stop buying mouthwash- I Stop Spending Money On These 10 Things (saved me $3000 in 6 months)

Mouthwash became a recent addiction I started indulging earlier this year and it was seriously ruining my budget, plus, I still have to brush my teeth with toothpaste even after using the mouthwash.

What a waste!

You won’t even believe the funny thing I did instead, I started using a more concentrated toothpaste that was 80% antibacterial which helped doused my love for mouthwash.

The toothpaste was so strong, I mean, the mint in it was very strong that I stopped needing mouthwash.

I was buying a bottle of mouthwash for $10 and it lasted for just a month, so I was able to save $60 in 6 months plus my teeth feels even more whiter and healthier.

But time to time when I begin to miss it, I add some cooking salt to 3 tablespoons of mint to flush and it’s super cool!!!

6. I started a daily money saving challenge

I sticked to a daily money-saving challenge which helped me to stop buying so many little things that were not necessary.

I stopped buying soft drinks, scrubs, burgers in those six months and I was able to save up those daily change in a piggy bank and I got $155 at the end of 6 months challenge.

7. I stop buying makeup

I Stop Spending Money On These 10 Things (saved me $3000 in 6 months)

I had an unhealthy love for makeup that I don’t even apply everyday.

I could not help myself from buying a fine bottle of foundation or a well package powder!

Every month, I bought a new bottle because I either got bored of my previous bottle or they just got ruined because of improper storage.

I was buying a bottle for over $10 and I was able to save over $60 in 6 months. The good news is, even after the six-month saving challenge, I don’t buy them anymore.

I stick to my old bottles and use them minimally throughout the week.

8. I decluttered and sold all my excess stuffs

Minimalism was one of the best things that happened to me a few years ago.

Minimalism gave me the mind to sell off portable things that I love keeping but don’t really need.

I had so many things I was not actually using in my house!

I had three extra center cupboard, extra dining chairs, too many mattresses, about 3 babysitters for my three growing kids, too many new kids clothes I didn’t remember to wear for them before they over-grew them.

I had old and new bags, plus shoes, lying in a corner for months even years untouched.

I sold all of these excess baggage and I was able to make an extra $1000 from all of them!

9. I started saving extra $150 every month

I started a fixed monthly saving challenge of 150 dollars which I take out from my monthly earnings and put aside in a separate savings account.

In 6 months time, I was able to save $1000.

Although, it was my hardest saving challenge because I had to cut out so many things to be able to keep up with the challenge, but in the end, it was totally worth it!

10. I stopped weekend quick fixes

To be able to achieve this, I had to ditch some friends who are making me spend so much money on this spree weekend fixes.

Our weekend fixes constitutes; quick appetizers and dinner, a little bit of drink, cinema and spa treatments.

It was really fun while it lasted, I mean, every Saturday or Sunday we picked a hot location to do most of these things and it was taking a hell of our finances.

So in all, these are the above expenses I had to cut off in order to save $3000 in 6 months.

I Stop Spending Money On These 10 Things (saved me $3000 in 6 months)

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Have you ever been able to save up so much money by cutting off things?

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