I have only been taking baby steps with my The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo book since I did the clothing category. I am motivated, but I haven’t had an uninterrupted block of time to tackle the next category (books) yet.
Well, that’s my excuse, anyway.
Since then, I have been scrutinizing other areas of my home through my new ‘tidy eye’, and here’s what I’ve discovered.
I am not a tidy person.
Anyway, this week I have given myself a challenge that is tied to my goals to
- Be more tidy and
- Spend less money.
I am not going to spend any money on meals or drinks when I am out this week. I am going to eat and feed the fam using the food I already have in the pantry, fridge, and freezer.
I have a lot.
My husband and I figure that conservatively, we are spending $150 a week on food. At the end of this week of not spending any money on food, we will deposit that $150 in the bank (in our new “Go to Italy in 2016” fund, perhaps? :) )
Anyone else want to do this with me? Just for one week. I started October 2nd and will end the week October 9th. You can start today, or tomorrow.
If you decide to try it, I would LOVE to hear how it goes for you, so please consider commenting below.
As Liz Gilbert (speaking of ‘eat’-ing, and oh! of Italy!) would say, “Onward!”