I had quite a bit of money left in my grocery envelope and since today is the day I refill it, I took out what was in there and redistributed it amongst all my other envelopes. These are all for non-essentials or slow-burner essentials. As in, fishing expenses is not a heavily essential envelope right now, but will be in the spring, since it is something we use to feed the family with. It doesn't get a line item on the budget, but bits and bobs can go in there until I have enough to pay for licenses and gas costs and some fresh water gear hopefully from Good Will. Here is what I added to and the new balance in each envelope.
$12.00 Van Paint Job and Body Work $70.00
$8.00 Fishing Expenses $8.00
$10.00 Summer Things $10.00
$100.00 Bed Frame/Mattress $625.00
$5.00 Hawaii Trip $75.00
$30.00 Electric Vehicle $100.00
$10.00 Beach Vacation $10.00
$100.00 Phone $400.00
$28.00 Household $29 (Gets more when I go to the credit union)
Normally, I wouldn't add any extra to the household envelope since I replenish it every payday, but we need to buy a couple cases of toilet paper, a case of tissues, and cases of both gallon size freezer bags, which would not quite be enough for the $75 I normally put in I don't think. As it is I might have to hold off on whichever size baggies we have the most of. Inflation is a bear.
After we are done saving up for the bathroom repair, I will be more serious about a couple of these funds. I have $100 more to put in the phone fund, which comes out of the paycheck today, so that will be done and that is the end for my portion of DS's phone. He's paying for the rest. Now I can start saving for my own either phone or computer. Whichever dies first. I want better ones this time around so hopefully they will last a while. But mostly I will slam the emergency fund, bed frame/mattress envelope, and the beach vacation. We want to rent a house on the shore or on a lake for a week next year. May not happen, but it is the goal. Unless the bathroom ends up costing way more than we figured.