Afford staff have empowered Melbourne supported accommodation resident Sean, in learning how to set and stick to a budget. This has resulted in Sean being able to save his money to create an amazing outdoor area in his home.

One of Sean’s goals for this year is to develop his budgeting skills and put them into practice. He spoke with Kylie, the lifestyle assistant that supports Sean about how he can work towards improving his skills to achieve his goal.

Developing any new skill takes practice and life experience. With an idea to redo their outdoor area, Sean and Kylie sat down and thought about all the ways they could make the space more welcoming for residents. They decided that decorative plants and vegetable seedlings would be a good start. They also talked about new shelving to display pots and other decorations.

With a list of items in hand and a budget set, Sean and Kylie headed to their local Bunnings store to make some purchases.

They found some decorative, faux plants to create a fresh feel to the outdoor space, which also stays green all year round.

Once all the items were selected, Kylie supported Sean to purchase everything through the checkout and it all came under budget!

That afternoon, Kylie and Sean put together the shelves and then fixed them to the wall. Once it was all complete, Sean poured himself a big glass of water as a refreshment while admiring the results of his hard work. With a renewed outdoor area and the TV ready and waiting for the football season to begin.

Sean and his friends will have many hours of fun together thanks to his determination to achieve his goals.

“Sean was so proud to have developed his skills in budgeting and have something to show for all his efforts. His housemates were thrilled with the results! Everyone enjoys watching the seedlings Sean has planted grow and just enjoying the refreshed outdoor space,” said Kylie.

Find out more about how the Afford Lifestyle can support you to achieve your goals for life.

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