Recently, I made the decision to spend the next year seriously saving to buy a house. It was a big decision to make and requires some major changes in my life to make it happen. However, I'm super excited about this goal! A couple of weeks ago, I shared how I track my emergency savings in my bullet journal, so today I want to share how I am tracking my house savings!
When I started creating this tracker, I knew I wanted to make a creative page. I have lots of trackers in my bullet journal with their unique traits, but I really wanted this one to stand out. Plus, I had a lot of time on my hands so I could put more detail into this page to fill my empty Saturday afternoon. I decided to make a house to gradually color in as I save more and more money. I mean, how cute is that?! So I started by making the outline of the house, then added the doors and windows. I wanted to add some pops of color, so those were great chances to do so. Then I created all of the bricks. Basically, I started with all the horizontal lines and then went in and drew vertical lines staggered so they made a brick pattern. Finally, I counted up how many bricks I had created, decided on my savings goal, and divided the goal by the number of bricks. I figured out that each brick equaled approximately $50. So, each time I put $50 more dollars into my savings account, I can color in one more brick! I shaded in some bricks to show how the tracker looks as it's being used.
Here is how the house saving tracker looks next to my emergency savings tracker:
I love how these trackers look next to each other! If you haven't seen my emergency savings tracker, click here to read all about it. Whether you're saving for an emergency, a house, or something different, I hope these trackers give you some ideas to use in your own bullet journal!