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Money Gal Coaching: 12 things to do at home that won't break the bank

Kelly started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50,000 in debt in just 20 months.

Kelly Blodgett launched Money Gal Coaching with a goal of serving people who, like her, were burdened by debt. You can get her tips for paying down debt on a regular basis at Bring Me The News, in addition to the Money Gal Coaching website and Facebook page. Here is her latest story:

I think it is safe to say that by now we have all become very comfortable at home and have been pretty good at getting creative in our spare time. Remember when we were making fancy coffee drinks by grinding instant coffee for hours?

But I would like to offer up a few (budget-friendly, of course) ideas to enhance your home life as we are in the weirdness of spring weather in Minnesota. Seriously, 70 degrees Monday and then 30-40 degrees cooler Tuesday and Wednesday? That's just cruel. 

12 things you can do at home to fight boredom: 

  1. Make a playlist of your favorite throwback songs - cleaning, taking a bath, you pick the vibe.
  2. Watch a classic movie you’ve never seen - if you haven’t seen "When Harry Met Sally," I strongly suggest.
  3. Listen to one of Michelle Obama’s podcast episodes while sipping a mimosa on a yoga mat on a Saturday afternoon. This one is very specific, so it might be on my to-do list. 
  4. Plan your next trip in extreme detail - bonus points if you figure out how much you need to save a month and incorporating it in your budget.
  5. Clean your makeup brushes - the reward with this one will come the next time you have to put on makeup.
  6. Unsubscribe from emails - easy targets are ones you delete right away, you know which ones they are.
  7. Make delicious bread - start with a simple banana or sourdough if you are a newbie.
  8. Create a vision board - this can be for goals, your room or a van you are preparing to buy and live in (ummmm this last one is me!).
  9. Send a note - pick a friend, family member or lover and tell them just how much they mean to you.
  10. Start learning a language - this is great to brush up on those high school skills or to prepare for your next trip. Pick an app like Duolingo to help.
  11. Learn to French braid - this has been on my list since I was 6 but I refuse to give up on this dream. 
  12. Organize a clothing swap with friends - this can be to keep, borrow or sell. 

Alright, there you have it. Easy ways to perk up your day that won’t break the bank.

The key is to stay inspired, keep dreaming and living life intentionally.

Ready to dive into your money goals but want a bit of help? Schedule a free call today and let’s chat. This is an investment into your future. Your future self will thank you.

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