Checking in for week 1 of Carlas January Challenge! No photos though as I’ve been pretty much confined to lounge again with my feet up for the week, just doing the minimum.
My decluttering challenge for the month is my filing cabinet. I’ve started sorting and have desk covered with bills and paperwork that I’m sorting though. one pile at a time. I’ve cleaned out my old budgeting folder and set up the new one for 2013.
My financial challenge is to meet my Grocery Challenge budget this month. I’m over it this week as I carefully did my shopping list counting on using one of gift cards from the survey sites. Well when I got there I had taken one for a different store! LOL! Luckily i still have three weeks to go to balance it up.
Now the week one challenges were to – find a way to ‘make do’ that saves you money. Well mine is slightly different – I read a great post ” I’m going Bananas” over at Let’s Get Fiscal and instead of throwing out my bananas and strawberries that were going soft I pureed them all and froze them. An easy simple idea that has saved me money on fruit for smoothies! Thanks for the idea T.Leah
The other Week 1 Challenge was; ‘what clutters up your home most?” – now I’m tempted to say DH but in truth, most of our clutter now is the paperwork in the filing cabinets which I’m working on and the furniture thats been moved to other rooms so we can paint. Theres not really much left here to get rid of anymore. I need to keep the furniture until we sell the house, then a lot of it will be sold.