Win: A gorgeous little budget book for 2011

*comp now closed or winner was Cath*

Organised Mum is a brand that really appeals to me it ties in with all my aspirations!  They sell family calenders recipes planners, reward stickers, healthy living journals everything to sort you out…and their products look gorgeous too and are totally made for mums.

What I was surprised they sold was  budget books. Though if you have ever read any article on tips to budget it would always advocate writing incomings/outgoings down .  It can be really shocking to discover quite how much you spend on coffees and juices compared to buying a flask and a drinks bottle. Money can just leak away if you don’t keep an eye on it.

Resolve to be different this year. It is a good lesson for your children and can help you save or even just manage much better.

The Budget Book from Organised Mum is fantastic.


It has  pages to track what money is coming in and then lots of room to track exactly where your money is being spent on a monthly basis, this book will help you to keep your money organised. There’s lots of space for a whole year’s worth of incomings, outgoings and a pocket per month to keep your receipts and bills.

 It’s a lovely size to slip in your handbag and  it has pretty pink polka ots and blye candy strips to make this budgeting business a bit more fun.

 I ‘ve really enjoyed using mine. It has made me acknowledge my purchases and because I have to write them down little extras haven’t been diving into my shopping basket like they sometimes do.

The budget book retails at £6.99. It could be the best money you spend in 2011


Organised Mums have given us a copy of the Budget book to give away to a lucky reader. All you have to do is tell me what you wanto STOP wasting money on in the new year? Comp closes 27 december 2010.



  1. Ashleigh
    December 17, 2010 / 3:04 pm

    take away food – save some calories too!

  2. December 17, 2010 / 4:17 pm

    I’m a bit of a budget fiend but whenever I pop into town to run an errand etc I seem to make “little” purchases, £3 here, £1 there… but never seem to have anything to show for these little amounts that soon add up! I really need to write my incomings and especially outgoings down properly and a handbag sized book like this is ideal so I can do it there and then rather than promising myself I’ll do it when I get home, then forgetting! I’m betting it’d really help cut down on the wasteful spending!

    PS I love Organised Mum! I had a LifeBook last year and it was invaluable but haven’t got my bum into gear and bought a new one or anything else yet!

  3. Hayley
    December 17, 2010 / 7:11 pm

    Magazines. I’m a sucker for them. Yet I have a whole bookcase of books I havent even read. That is going to be my goal, to reduce the amount of magazines I purchase.

  4. Erica
    December 18, 2010 / 7:32 am

    Buying without researching – wasted a lot of money that way.

  5. Marzena
    December 18, 2010 / 1:34 pm

    In new year I don’t want to buy without necessary

  6. Angela
    December 18, 2010 / 1:43 pm

    I want to stop wasting my money on buying food whilst at work this year.

  7. December 18, 2010 / 8:08 pm

    I want to think about where I spend money I don’t need to – going back onto maternity pay should make me focus a little – and save more effectively.

  8. Cath
    December 18, 2010 / 9:43 pm

    I’m going to stop going to the supermarket as often to save money. I go in to get a loaf of bread and end up spending £20 on bits and pieces.

  9. thepricklypinecone
    December 19, 2010 / 5:13 pm

    I want to stop wasting money on food while I am out. Maybe make my own snacks in case I get hungry while out.

  10. Yasmin Butt
    December 20, 2010 / 10:58 pm

    I want to stop spending money on packet/jar sauces and make up some of my own and freeze those instead! x

  11. Rhoda Kellar
    December 21, 2010 / 5:07 pm

    I’m going to stop wasting money on alcohol! It just thins the wallet and fattens the waist!

  12. christine taylor
    December 21, 2010 / 8:07 pm

    I gotta stop playing online bingo 🙁 it costs me too much money that could be put 2 better use x

  13. wendy
    December 21, 2010 / 8:10 pm

    kids magazines as they are so expensive and nothing in them – but the kiddies luv them

  14. Granny Jackie
    December 22, 2010 / 11:07 pm

    I’d like to stop wasting my money playing the lottery. I must have only won about ten pounds in as many years but I just keep thinking ‘what if….?’ and end up buying another ticket 🙁

  15. Fiona
    December 24, 2010 / 9:27 am

    I’d like to stop wasting money on food. Started this year by trying to plan meals but then I end up buying overpriced sandwiches for lunch and then when I get fed up with those I ‘treat’ myself to fast food. I reckon if I actually realised how much I spent on lunch it would shock me into remembering to my own lunch!

  16. legs21
    December 24, 2010 / 5:36 pm

    I want to stop wasting money on food while I am out

  17. Erica
    December 26, 2010 / 8:34 am

    I want to reduce my food waste to save money and be greener.

  18. December 27, 2010 / 8:27 am

    Spending money on unhealthy snacks is my downfall, a little but more organisation, & both my budget & waistline will thank me for it!

  19. Ruth
    December 27, 2010 / 9:24 am

    I need to stop spending money on the vending machines at work and cut my diet coke addiction!

    I got engaged on christmas day and need every penny to count towards our budget wedding!

  20. December 27, 2010 / 3:12 pm

    The other half, I seem to waste money on him on pizzas, on sweets, on chocolate – all for him never for me!

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