I’m taking part in Carla’s January No/Low Spend @ Decluttering Challenge, find all the details here
My Personal Goals for the challenge:
My de-cluttering goal is to clear our tiny 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 and anything not passed on will be donated. I also hope to have a de-cluttered spare bedroom…which I can then decorate in February.
Week two of the challenge and this time my daughter helped. We spent a good couple of hours sorting through her ‘stuff’ and making decisions on what was going and what was staying. Here’s the end result (it’s not pretty!)
Lots of stuff to move…
But here’s the box room of our house now…
You couldn’t get in this room last week (first photo), so I’m calling this a success. And when k. moves next weekend we will have an empty ‘spare’ (sniff) bedroom, which I can’t wait to decorate…..very simply.
*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.
My only personal spending so far has been £3 for the work lottery syndicate. I forgot to add this to my budget at the the start of January and so it’s an unplanned expense as such. Although it is a regular payment. I can’t decide if I’ve broken my no spend rule or not lol.
If you’re taking part in the challenge, how are you doing? Have you made any progress with your decluttering?
As always thank you to Carla for organising us