I made a decision halfway through last month that I wasn't going to spend any extra money. I have enough each month, but just enough, and I haven't been saving any. We are hoping to go on a road trip this summer, and we need money for that. My other reason for not wanting to spend money is that I don't want extra stuff coming into our home. I want to use what we have-and be thankful for it!
It just so happens that some friends and I started a Bible study on the book of Daniel. We all decided to give up something, like expensive foods, sweets, or extra spending, for 6 weeks. So, now I have accountability! I've been doing well, although I did buy a large ice coffee yesterday. Giving up my ice coffee in the afternoon is the hardest! So, now I'm making a pot of coffee in the morning and putting it in the refrigerator. Then in the afternoon, I can have ice coffee without spending extra money!
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Even after I had gone through the house and did some serious de-cluttering, I would find duplicates. Going back through some drawers and baskets I've found more I can get rid of. In the silverware drawer I realized that I had nineteen forks. I decided to keep nine.
I had two identical measuring tapes. I only need one.
I am finding it so refreshing to have clean, clutter-free closets and drawers!
Monday, May 1, 2017
I would not have even considered getting rid of my Pathway Readers-until about a week ago. I had already gone through all of my books deciding what to sell and what to give away, and these were definitely staying! But as I have gone back through the areas of my home that I've already cleaned out, I'm still finding things that I really don't need! I don't want to sell them, but I'll give them to a family who will enjoy them as much as we did.