Monday, January 7, 2013
Follow up on last week's challenges:
Financial Goal Week One: Instead of buying something you need this week, find a way to "make do". Do you grab a coffee each day on the way to work? can you brew at home & use a travel mug? Run out of an ingredient for a recipe? Can you find a substitution? There are many ways to "make do" each & every day... track how much you would have spent.
For this I am going to skip grocery shopping for a week. There is plenty in the house to eat and we'll make do with what we have on hand.
I did end up buying some ground beef and three cans of tuna which cost $13. I normally spend $75+ so I am going to say I succeeded here.
Decluttering Goal Week One: What "thing" clutters up your home the most? Is it clothes? Toys? Books/magazines? Kitchen Stuff? Knick-Knacks? Find a way to get rid of some of these items! Be sure to snap a pic of your declutter!
Here I am going to clean out the Christmas Decoration Boxes. We have enough decorations to sink a ship. The only down side of this, is I will be packing them away to either sell or donate later in the year, as no one wants to either buy or accept Christmas Decorations this time of the year. They will be boxed up though ready to go in November of 2013.
Now with this there was a slight change of plan. It has to do with my hands, which I'll explain more about tomorrow. So my challenge was changed to sorting out the Christmas cards.
From the pile above I am left with this below, which are the letters, notes and photos.
I input all the info into an Excel spreadsheet, so I can see who sent me what for next year.
Will say after the letter I sent everyone, I did receive more letters and emails than the year before. I am still going to prune more down though.
Finally I would like to thank Freya101 for signing up under me at Swagbucks. No idea who you are, but if you have any questions, please let me know?