How can I add additional income in the middle of a month and allocate it to my various envolopes

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So I overspent last month due to some unexpected expenses (home repairs). I put those expenses under a few of my envelopes to spread it out a bit. Now that it's a new month, some of my envelopes are showing a negative value and some are already partially depleted because of the overspend last month.

My question is, how do I add in income now (in the middle of the month) and make it fill my various envelopes to get me back on track (as if I was starting over)? I already have the auto envelope fill setup, and it fills my envelopes to my preset amount every month, but how do I add in some one time income to level my envelopes back out??Thanks
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Jonah

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Karisa Russell, Official Rep

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Hi Jonah, 

That's a good question! I'd recommend creating a one-time Fill from New Income to disperse that money to your Envelopes. You can see how to create a Fill from Income here: https://help.goodbudget.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1424262-fill-envelopes-from-income

While you're filing,  you can use the 'Add' option to add a specific amount of money to your Envelopes. Or, use the 'Set' option to reset your Envelopes back to full. 

Hope that helps!