Low Spend Challenge Week #2
I had $16.82 for milk and produce last week and spent… $16.05. Woo!
The second part of my challenge was to create a new budget for our groceries. While the new budget is VERY specific, I’m finding it easier to shop. Because I know exactly what I’m buying and what I can spend on each item, it’s an easy decision. It fits the budget or it doesn’t. Easy-peasy.
I’ve set aside $100/month for cat food, cat litter, diapers, laundry soap and dish soap. That budget is broken down even further for each item.
I’ve set aside $100/week for food. Our freezers are almost empty – we’ve used up all the frozen meat and bread. So my new budget doesn’t rely on a stockpile. (For personal items – shampoo, razors, soap, etc. – we’ve been using up what we have for two years and still going.)
Second part of my challenge… complete!
Decluttering Challenge Week #2: Family Space
I didn’t think digging through the storage in our dining room would produce much clutter. Boy, was I wrong. I cleared out a lot of boxes but I’ll share one.
Office supplies, before:
Some items were relocated to a more useful spot, I recycled A LOT of paper (old grocery lists, old notes, etc.) and I threw away some plain old junk.
Office supplies, after:
For every box or shelf I sorted, I think I found about one plastic bag of junk to throw away. Who knew?