Well, I am behind on reporting my progress on the January No/Low Spend and Decluttering Challenge but better late than never, right?!!! I did do an update on January 6 and don't have a lot to update but will add what I have.
- 4 pair pajamas
- 10 books
- 1 set of hot curlers from the 80s!
- 5 bottles of vitamins/supplements that were past date
- stack of old magazines
- stack of old catalogs
- 9 dishtowels and 3 dish cloths ( I gave to our church kitchen)
- lots of paper!!!
After my spending "spree" last week, I haven't spent anything! I have downloaded some FREE Kindle books to my iPad and am making a list of other ones I might want to purchase later. This week I am starting a list of needs/wants. If it stays on the list for 3 weeks and I still need/want it I will go ahead and purchase it. So I still have $31.83 left to spend this month. However, my stamping club order is coming up on the 22nd. I received $59.00 from Stampin' Up! (don't know how to describe this but it's extra; overrides from downline and extra sales "bonus") so that goes into my savings:)
Carla had a couple of challenges for us and I met both of those challenges. The first was a clutter trouble spot and mine is my desk. It is right by the door in the dining room plus when the dining table needs cleaned off I tend to put everything on my desk to "deal with later"! Sometimes later is a long time coming!
|Ta da! After:) Hubby was sooo pleased!|
Then she issued Challenge #2 which is the Junk Drawer! Now, I aced this one because I had recently cleaned it. So just needed to do a quick straighten to the drawer:)
I know, not much difference but it works for me. Our "junk" drawer houses kitty treats, packing tape, seeds for next season, a few pens/pencils, rubber bands and scratch fixing stuff for wood. It's a tiny drawer.
Okay, that's it for me today. How is your decluttering going? Got any trouble spots or solutions you want to share?