Monday, November 14, 2011

Reducing Expenses Again

I called Rogers and had them cut off the second phone line along with the Business Internet Fax. Of course they wanted to know why I was removing the services. Considering that I never was able to use it, and didn't really need it anymore, there is no way I was going to keep it, even at the low monthly rate they offered to me.

This will help to reduce our monthly expenses by almost $50 per month. I'd love to say that the money will go directly to savings, but most likely it will get eaten up by the insurances that we have opted to now pay monthly.

I had a nice chat with our daycare provider and starting December, Cub will be going only three days per week. That will be a $60 expense reduction per week there. I'm so glad that this lady is so understanding. I only have to worry about childcare expenses for another nine months. Then in September, Cub will be starting Kindergarten, which is all day, everyday in my neck of the woods.

Worked the booth at the Met on Saturday afternoon and evening for the charity. There were extended hours due to the arrival of the jolly old elf. Having the parade pass by out front brought in a fair amount of newer folks who had no idea that anything was even in the building anymore (even though its been open since April).

I'm thinking about opening an Etsy shop with my candles and things. Do any of you have any experience with selling handmade goods on the internet or with Etsy? I'd like to hear some opinions before I take the plunge.

I've a lot on my plate again this week. Hopefully, nothing falls off.


  1. I've been wanting to sell stuff on Etsy also, if you find anything out, let me know.

  2. Etsy is great, very busy & lots of "competition", but definitely a great way to sell some goods! :) Good luck!

  3. Great work getting your expenses down!

  4. Every little bit helps, that's for sure.

    I've never done Etsy, but I understand it's quite successful.

    Hoping everything stays on your plate!

  5. Eboo - you've found a couple of painless ways to cut back on expenses - almost $300 per month! I know nothing about Etsy but I know Carla does well with it.