The End of No Spend April

3 May 2015

It was a lonnnggg month, or at least it seemed to be. Don't you want to know how my No Spend April turned out? The short answer is "I failed" the long answer is a bit more complicated than that.
As the month went on I subtly changed the goal to more of a "be more careful with money" than just a straight up no spend.

The Start

The first week was going strong, until my work, a clothing store gave us our uniform deal that was 75% off on selected items. I thought that was a no brainer, and I got two tops and some track pants, which I have been wearing constantly, so no regrets. Then I bought myself a wheat heatbag, because I was unwell and had been meaning to purchase one, no spend goals aside. Rereading my Spendee App transaction list now I did pretty well for me. I put some Cheap Monday overalls on Layby on April 10th, which I need to go and pay off tomorrow.

The Middle

Then tragedy struck. I was a complete idiot and decided to attempt to park in my garage at the poorest and stupidest angle of all time, (there was another car in the way). This resulted in me getting my poor Nissan Micra (Zippy) literally stuck half in the garage on the entry corner, it's practically too dumb to even believe. I realised I was stuck when both reversing and going forward did nothing except for making loud scraping noises. I climbed out of my passenger door and loudly sobbed and flailed like an idiot, cursing myself for being an idiot. I then called Joshua who was at work, bawling on the phone at him. He honestly thought I had been in some kind of major accident, as he could barely understand me through the tears.

After I managed to calm down slightly, I called his parents, as they own my house/garage the car was stuck in, lived 5 minutes away & are really nice people. They arrived, moved my car for me and put it in the garage, and then took me to get Thai food as a "please calm down/it's alright" gesture.

Long Story Short I f**ked my car. I scraped the shit out of the side door. Mostly why I was so upset. I had to take my car in and replace the entire door and get it repainted to match my car which I'm very lucky my Dad paid for 75% of and I paid $350. *sad face*

This obviously put a huge dent in my non spending plans. But it was unavoidable, after I was unable to avoid running my car into a wall.

The End

Overall, not including the car payment, general bills/rent/groceries I only spent $350 in the entire month. Which is obviously higher than well zero but significantly lower than my spending in March which was a sad $1,050. Which is really what No Spend April was all about. Not doing as badly as I did in March.

Anyway it's May 2nd and I've already spent $280. It's going to be a bad really great month!

Cya ! xx

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  1. Yikes, I hope your car is going to be okay though. $350 is okay though, I spent a lot and now my wallet hates me. Hahaha,

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  2. Oh dear, sorry to hear about the car incident, at least no spend April was a success apart from that!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  3. Wow! That is amazing that you refrained from spending so much, sorry to hear about your car



  4. I don't think I could put myself on a spending ban - it would make me want to spend more than ever!

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  5. Aw what a shame about the car. I do hate it when those accidents happen as they always end up so pricey! You definitely did well though - I'm trying to cut down my spending at the moment, I don't shop much but I do spend way too much money on food! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

  6. This is impressive! Sorry about your car though =( that's sad.
    I am horrified of doing something like that in my garage because it's such a tight fit to get two cars in there plus a motorcycle and bikes D:
    N. xoxo | coconicole | twitter

  7. This is a great idea. I never thought of just trying to not buy junk for a month. I am horrible at saving so I may just do this!

  8. I'm really sorry about your car.. Apart from that though you did really well! I feel inspired now and actually might try this "no spend" idea in Mai ;)

    If you'd like you could check out my new blog - I'd be honored ;)

  9. Aw I'm sorry about your car! But I think you did good with no spending, better than me anyway haha! x

    Josie’s Journal

  10. Hello!
    It's really fresh read such a friendly post, very inspiring =)
    So sorry about your car, but ever day is a new and better star!


  11. That sucks about your car - hope that you got it fixed ok!

  12. Sorry to hear about your car sweetie!! Hope u have the better month in May!! Xo

  13. What a great idea! You've inspired me to try a month without spending! this could be the most useful post I've read all afternoon :P
    Major bummer about the car though :( Typical, that sort of thing happens right when you're trying to avoid large payouts >.<
    Happy May! :)

    Big hello from South Cornwall, England

    Sarah xo |

  14. Perfect post. I like it a lot. :)


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