Bonus from tidying up food

So, I did save $150 that first week by not buying groceries, and then $75 the next week.  I have rediscovered coupons! Also, I invented a recipe using some of the stuff I had in the house when I was saving $150 by not eating out or food shopping this week: Naan Pizza. Ingredients:  One … Continue reading Bonus from tidying up food

Tidying up food, continued

Some of the side benefits that have come from my Tidying Up Food project: I have straightened up my pantry. I know exactly what I have for food in my house right now. I did not go buy another bottle of (whatever, insert food item here) because I knew I had one already on the … Continue reading Tidying up food, continued

Tidying up food

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 … Continue reading Tidying up food

Tidying up

You may have heard of the book that I am reading: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo. Heck, you may even be reading it yourself. I found it on audio for free (after I bought the hardcover!) on YouTube. I sent the link out to my virtual book club (we've only … Continue reading Tidying up

Organization (or lack thereof)

Organization? Thy name is not Karen. I have stuff. A lot of stuff. I have decided that I am ready to let stuff go. Keep it simple. Stupid. I have so many recipes and such that I have cut out, ripped out, torn out of magazines and newspapers and NEVER MADE. I should just throw them … Continue reading Organization (or lack thereof)

Clutterfly

My husband and I are currently having an....well, let's call it an ongoing discussion...about my clutterfulness. I admit it. I am a clutterholic. In my defense, I have never claimed to be otherwise. He has visions of my father's brown paper bags-bags and bags (and bags) of stuff surrounding his chair- after he died...and thinks … Continue reading Clutterfly

Decluttering

In the March 2012 issue of her magazine, Oprah says, "Identifying the cause of your clutter is the first step to getting it under control," p.31. Ya think? Just in case that's true...I thought about it in relation to my pantry, because food clutter is one of the areas with which I struggle (read: argue … Continue reading Decluttering

Clearing clutter (continued)

I decided to take two days off from the computer and surprise! When I logged into my email today there were 97 messages. Ninety. Seven. Messages. I blame myself. I have subscribed to so many food blogs (for recipe purposes) and department stores and restaurants (for coupon and discount purposes) and writers and agents blogs (for … Continue reading Clearing clutter (continued)

The Clutter of Days

I'm reminded, as the new year looms, that I haven't done an update about My One Word in a few months. You remember... my New Year's Resolution? Redolent in its simplicity... the purity of one word ("Edit") that morphed into the clutter of two words (I added "Focus" one month in to make my resolution double … Continue reading The Clutter of Days

Clear the clutter: get real

I'm still thinking about my New Year's Resolution: my one word that morphed into two words: Edit and Focus. After beginning the process of setting up a home office and the necessary decluttering that has come along with that, I am thinking it makes sense to continue the momentum that I've got built up and "take … Continue reading Clear the clutter: get real