Yesterday, I spilled my beans how I am starting over a new leaf and working very diligently on the Dave Ramsey Envelope System and starting my own side business. Thank you so much for your support! I really appreciate it!
In speaking of the Dave Ramsey Plan and getting all Gazelle…I want to share with you how I am trying to make this a little bit more “cute” for me!!
Once I had my budget in place it was time to categorize our money. I have tried to use paper envelopes from the Financial Peace Box…but after a couple of uses the paper envelopes tore and started falling apart. Now that I am really serious about being on a Dave Ramsey program I decided I needed another alternative to paper envelopes, plus who wants to really pull out the paper envelope in the grocery line?
Here is my solution and a little more discrete…cloth zipper envelopes!
The best part, is I made these with things I had so they did not cost me anything out of pocket!
I tried to make them a little masculine so my husband would like them! Of course, when I showed it to him he just said “you hold on to that and just give me money from the proper category!” I think that it is because it is cloth~ but it is plaid!!
These are lined envelopes made with mismatched zippers I had laying around the house…
I used some fabric paper and printed out some labels so there was no confusion as to what is what!
The dimensions of the fabric before sewn is 4.25”x 8.5”. & I used a 7” zipper. You can find some great zipper bag tutorials on the internet, one that I really like is from Skip to my Lou.
So, now that I have my envelopes ready I am really serious…
I am sharing this at these great parties.