I’ve been watching a lot of the “What I spend in a day” videos on YouTube and figured it would be fun to do a blog post version as the first part of my “Living Alone”-series.
I haven’t included any bills or recurring payments in this post. It’s purely a summarization of what I spent my money on this past week.
I started keeping track of my spending on Sunday, the 12th of January. It was a very quiet day at home. One thing that I think you’re going to notice while reading this post is that I don’t really do much during the week. My most interesting days of the week are Friday nights and Saturdays!
Just a very average day in my life – gym, school run, work, another school run, dinner, read, sleep. The only money that went out of my bank account was my weekly deposit to Moneybox, a saving app that invests your money for you.
I sold an old jumper on DePop and had to take that to the post office. After, I quickly popped into TK Maxx to get some coffee syrup (they’re disgusting, unfortunately) and into Tescos to get some fresh fruit and vegetables for the week.
TK Maxx: £7.98
On Wednesday, I had a food delivery from Ocado. I usually do this about once per month and stock up on basics that will last me longer than the food I buy fresh every week.
I ordered some new cushion covers from Hemashop.com (a Dutch shop that also sells in England). Very necessary as some of the cushions on my sofa don’t actually have a cover at the moment.
I’ve been doing yoga with an app called Daily Yoga and today they had an offer where you got 85% of a yearly subscription for the Pro version.. Since this is something I want to do every day (and have been doing every day for the past two weeks, so getting into the habit!), I decided to make this purchase as there are a lot more lessons available that way.
Nothing interesting happened.
I didn’t have any work to do today (other than school runs) so decided to properly clean the cottage. In between cleaning different rooms, I went to Costa for a coffee and a piece of vegan rocky road. I might’ve also popped into The Works where they had a lot of sets of books that I’ve been wanting to buy. In the evening, I watched a movie and went to bed early.
On Saturday, I went to get a haircut (one of the cons of having a pixie cut is that you have to get it cut every four weeks) and had a coffee with a friend. In the evening, I went out with a few other friends at a cocktail bar and a club, where I bought them all a drink.
Hair dye: £5
My total for this week comes out to £231.28. Which is more than I would usually spend. Obviously, I don’t buy app-subscriptions, home decor or this many groceries every week, and those things really added up this week. I think my average usually lies between £100 and £150.
What do you spend most of your money on during the week? 🙂