17.3.14

Budget Post it Notes

So there's this new thing that people are doing and it's REALLY cool and it's called printing on post it notes. When I first saw someone doing it I was completely mind blown and I knew I had to try it myself. I thought to myself whats better to put on post it's then a budget tracker. Each month I get $70 between blogging, allowance, babysitting, etc but I had never really stuck to a solid budget. I used the rule of "well I don't NEED it and it seems like I don't have money for that so I won't buy it" or I just tell myself I'll make it.





Now, I have a solid budget. Each month I spend $25 on clothes, $20 on craft supplies/random stuff, $28 to savings and, $7 to tithing. So I decided on this budget in February and started using it, but I didn't really stick to it. This month I had had enough, I needed to stick to a budget and not spend as much so I can save for my new camera lens :) :) :). 

SO, that's the whole explanation behind this project.





I love the bright colors combined with black ink, it makes me happy. The thing that makes me most happy is that I can easily track my spending without needing to print out a whole page each month.

As I mentioned above, I spend my money in three different categories. Clothes, crafts, miscellaneous, and the rest is savings. I realize not everyone spends in these categories so I also made one that you can pick the category to.



I realize these post it's will not work for everyone. I think they are more geared towards kids who are still living at home and don't have to pay for food, bills, and housing (etc).


MATERIALS:

  1. Post it's 
  2. Printer 
  3. These files 
HOW TO DO IT: 
  1. Print out this sheet 


     2. Place six post it's on the sheet above inside the boxes. You can use whatever colors your heart 
         desires :)
     3. Put the sheet with the post it's in the printer, but this time just print the ones with text inside the  
         boxes. 
     4. Stick together and enjoy! 








2 comments:

  1. I wondered how people had been doing this! I love the idea of budget post it notes for teenagers/kids. What a great idea. I will have to use your tutorial to print on post its sometime! Now I just need to figure out what! :)

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  2. Love this idea! Just looked at your photoshop tutorial too - new follower! Visiting from TT&J

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