Living in 720 square feet has its challenges. We have become painfully aware that we are at capacity. This means that in the near future we will need to expand our space. Adding on is not an option, long story too dull to explain.
You Need a Budget. YNAB has a free 7 day trial which was just long enough to input my finances, and realize that we are pretty much spending all that we make. We are really buying just the basics, food, bills, food, bills, the typical American Dream. Work hard, work often, work for years and have enough to just get by.
We are now on a strict budget thanks to YNAB. I took out cash for all our gas, food, and fun $ (not much fun going on with $40 each a month). I then put the different budgeted totals into labeled envelopes.
Good bye ice cream at the gas station, and lunches out. Hello future.
Until the dream becomes a reality I will continue my hobby of picturing myself in other people's spaces.