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Want to plan ahead your purchases, save money and make sure you won’t spend on things you didn’t plan to buy? Super! Here’s a pretty, practical (and free!) Wish List Printable that can help you stay in your budget!
Today’s gift is a wish list printable that can help you set a budget, plan your buys and save money.
Wish lists are not just for Christmas or birthdays, but they’re a great way to keep your shopping under control year-round.
The printable comes in 3 different designs and it’s created in the way that it can help you stay focused and plan ahead, and that way save you some money while hopefully preventing you from spending on things you didn’t mean to buy.
You can use these printables in your planner, part of a budgeting or home management binder or even as-is.
I hope you like them!
What is a Wish List Printable and Why You Should Use One
If you’re anything like me, you love planning. So planning your purchases shouldn’t be any exception.
And what’s a better way to budget, plan your shopping and even save money than a wish list.
Instead of just mindlessly buying something every now and then the best way to stay on top your spending is to plan your buys ahead so that you can benefit from the upcoming deals, find affordable quality products that you really want and need and that you’ll make sure you won’t be spending your hard-earned money on something you didn’t mean to buy.
Wish lists are the perfect way to do that!
And you can use a them year-round. When ever you notice that your shoes need an upgrade, you need a new dress for a wedding your attending in the summer or your kids are asking for a new phone, you can add it on a wish list. When all the wishes are seen on one page it’s easier to budget your spending.
And my favorite way to use a wish list is to have one for each family member. This way you can create a budget for each of your kids (according to their age and needs) and to show your child (escpecially if they’re in their teens) that if they want all those things, they need to either lower their expectations and buy a cheaper version of whatever they’re hoping to get, or they need to let go of some wish they have so that they’re staying within their set budget.
And when I use a wish list for myself the best part is that all my dreams, hopes and wishes are in one place and I don’t feel like I’m not getting something, but I’m in a process of getting it.
And when I see that I need to let go of some wishes or I need to budget them to some distant future, I don’t feel like I’m declining myself anything, but that I’m just being smart WHEN to buy my “wishes”.
I hope you’ll find these printables as helpful as I do!
And here’s how you can easily fill in these wish list printables.
How to fill in the Wish List Printable
1. First there’s a place to write what the wish list is for.
Is it for Christmas? Is it for your new home? Is it a budget/list for birthday gifts?
You can also have one wish list for each family member so that you’ll have in one place a budget for each.
2. Then there’s a box for the overall budget.
3. Then there’s a box where you can write extra information and notes.
4. The “columns” on the printable:
- First column: On the first lines you can write WHAT you’d like to buy.
- First box – Regular Price: Here you can write the regular price of the product that you’re thinking about buying.
- Second box – Hope to pay: Here you can write HOW MUCH you’d like to pay for the product if you’ll find it on sale.
- Lines – Where to buy: Here you can write the store name you are trying to find the product.
- Next box – Found it: This box you can “check” when you’ve found and purchased the product.
- Box – Spent $: Here you can write how much you paid for the product.
- Box – Saved $: Here you can write how much you saved. You can get this by calculating the difference between the Normal Price and the Spent $.
- And then at the bottom you can calculate the total spendings and the total savings.
PSST! I’VE COLLECTED IN MY AMAZON IDEAS LISTS ALL MY FAVORITE (AFFORDABLE) QUALITY PRODUCTS THAT WON’T TURN INTO CLUTTER.
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