Schlagwort-Archive: sparen

I haven’t still …, except … – Noch immer nicht, ausser …


It’s been a while since I decided to stop spending money just for fun. And I have been quite successful. There is not much I have to confess. However, I’m breaking my promise again right now because I can’t think of a matching colour for my baby blanket others than white.

Things I bought:

two metal rings and two karabiner hooks for a project I have in mind (Swiss francs 10.80)

train tickets (first class, what a luxury) for my boys when we went to a family gathering in Schaffhausen. We could have taken the car but going by train is a pleasure (Swiss francs 110.00).

a coke in the restaurant after the French class on Tuesday (Swiss francs 4.00)

Things I’m going to buy:

2 balls of white yarn, 1.50 each in Coop City, Wil.

Things I did not buy:

fixed/changed the lamp (not the bulb) in the bathroom (Swiss francs 60.00)

brought pears and apples from the orchard to school (Swiss francs 7.00)

I did not buy a new woolen sweater in nice colours although I am so tired of the brown one I bought in Montreal two years ago. I was tempted, and it now feels like a victory. 🙂

I haven’t been to the thrift store since my experiment started.

What Do You Do If You Don’t Want to Spend Money? – Was machst du, wenn du kein Geld ausgeben willst?


What do you do if you don’t want to spend money?

You don’t eat in a restaurant but go home and eat what you can find in your fridge. There is plenty.

You pick up apples (100 percent organic) in your orchard and make apple sauce. Heavenly smell and taste.

You stay at home tonight and watch a dvd you watched years ago. What fun!

You drink a coffee at home, which saves you 3.50 Swiss Francs.

You read your favourite book you’ve read at least 12 times already. It’s like meeting old friends.

You stay at home and crochet using leftover yarn. I’m so glad I know how to crochet.

Money saved today: 100 Swiss Francs. I’m sure you have many other ideas. Let me know, please!

Was machst du, wenn du kein Geld ausgeben willst?

Du gehst nicht mit deinen Kollegen eins Restaurant, sondern nach Hause und isst, was du in der Gefriertruhe findest. Du wirst fündig.

Du liest die Äpfel unter dem Baum zusammen und kochst Apfelmus. Riecht gut, schmeckt gut. Das Rezept gibts hier gratis.

Du bleibst zu Hause und schaust eine DVD, die du schon vor Jahren geschaut hast. Ein Vergnügen!

Du trinkst den Kaffee an deinem Küchentisch. So sparst du mindestens 3.50 Franken.

Du liest dein Lieblingsbuch, das du schon mindestens 12 Mal gelesen hast. Es kommt dir vor, als träfest du alte Freunde.

Du bleibst zu Hause und häkelst mit Garn, das sonst die Motten frässen. Wie bin ich froh, dass ich häkeln kann.

Heute gespart: 100 Franken. Ich bin sicher, ihr habt hundert andere Ideen. Verratet sie mir, bitte!