I know that plenty of people aim for a “No Spend January”, however, that is definitely not the case here at the moment.
It seems as though we have been spending at every turn but it has hardly been frivolous.
Yesterday we picked up a new dehumidifier that we had ordered. There is no real end in sight to the recent extended spell of wet and humid weather. Mould is a constant battle where we live and I decided that I really needed an additional dehumidifier. We have had one for well over 10 years and it can definitely make a difference.
Today the new fridge arrived. This will be in addition to the main refrigerator/freezer in the kitchen and an upright freezer.
We have had this knife block and knives for many years and they have served us well. GMan sharpens the knives when required. A few weeks ago we had a mishap when he was using the point of one of the knives to separate 2 slices of frozen bread. There were no injuries sustained, however, about 1 cm of the tip of the knife broke off. Some research revealed that we could order an identical replacement knife which we collected from the Post Office today.
The old knife has been relocated to downstairs where it can be used when harvesting vegetables such as broccoli and celery.
Our other major purchase in the past month was a new laptop computer. It is to replace the old desktop computer and also means that we now have 2 portable devices. We both have volunteer commitments and meetings for which these will be useful.
All of the purchases will support our lifestyle and were carefully considered and planned.