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Hello! I hope you all had a peaceful and safe Christmas Day. We did the usual, ate and drank far too much, but it was lovely anyway. Thank you for your kind wishes for my Dad. He’s home from the hospital and doing well thankfully.
Okay. January is around the corner and to me it seems like a perfect month to do a challenge……and luckily Carla started one: The January De-Cluttering & No/Low Spend Challenge.
*MY JANUARY DE-CLUTTERING GOAL
We have two main areas of clutter in our house: an old style box room and my daughters bedroom. The box room is used as a dumping ground and despite me de-cluttering it back in September, it looks like this again!
My de-cluttering goal for January is to clear the box room. I’ve kept quite a bit of stuff in there for when my youngest daughter sets up a home, and/or to donate, and next month it’s happening (sniff): My ‘baby’ is moving into a flat with her boyfriend. Concentrating on the challenge, and not thinking about my empty nest sounds like a plan! Anything not passed on will be donated. I also hope to have a de-cluttered spare bedroom…which I can then decorate in February.
*MY NO/LOW SPEND GOAL
For the finance part of the challenge my goal will be: No Personal Spending. At all. No books, no coffee’s, no exceptions. I will only ‘spend’ on budgeted expenses. We don’t have any birthdays coming up, or any outings planned (I hibernate in January), so it’s a great month to do it. I will be spending some money helping K out with her move, but that will be in the budget.
As always thank you to the lovely Carla for starting the challenge, and if you’re joining in: good luck!
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