The 2011 GYO Money Saving Experiment Spreadsheet
I love spreadsheets. They’re just so smart and neat, and bring out the part of me that wishes I was remotely organised.
So I’ve made one to work out how much I save from growing my own fruit and veg next year, much to Ailsa’s bemusement.
I’m no Microsoft Excel wizard, but the spreadsheet works out how much I save per picking against a manually entered current market value, depending on the weight of the produce. To get the shop price of the fruit or veg, I found banging ‘price of x’ in to Google soon brought up a value from one of the big supermarkets.
I’ve also added two other sections for the price of seeds purchased, and miscellaneous costs like allotment rent and tools, should I wish to include them.
My accountant mate Russell has checked the spreadsheet over, and it’s working properly, so from New Year’s Day I’m away. The year of the geek can begin!
If you’re reading this, then firstly, thank you! If you would also like to make use of the spreadsheet to calculate your own savings, then please feel free to download it by clicking here.
I’ve also put together a few pointers which will hopefully answer any questions you might have. There are also some entries in the spreadsheet so you can see how it works.
Please let me know if you find this useful, or if you have any suggestions to make it better. I’d be chuffed to hear from you.