Hello again, savvy savers! Happy Sunday! Can you believe we are a week into a No-Spending Month Challenge!
A full day, a new way to find to save at home! This last week, we focused the first part of the week on pantry organization, organizing food swap days, creating meals based on pantry staples, and then switched focus to alternative pantry re-stocking methods, including starting and maintaining a coupon swap, rain-check shopping, and saving money on the grocery bill, and monthly expenses for that matter, by channeling funds from utility premiums back into your overall family/personal budgets. So you could say, last week was all about food!
This morning I discussed that this coming week I want to change course. I want to focus on our homes. I want to focus on all of the cluttered, chaotic, dirty, overlooked blemishes that hinder out overall vision of what a simple, efficient can bring into our day-to-day existences. This week we are going tackle the chaos that be head on. We are going to scrub, dust, sort, purge, evaluate, and hopefully make a profit in the process! No matter is you rent, lease, or own there is work to be done! No matter if your home is showcase worthy or disaster-adjacent, there is something can can be done to better your home this coming week! Today’s challenge was to make a list of four areas in your home that need organization, cleaning, and sorting, and to prepare to clean this week.
As well, in addition to the challenges ahead of you today, I encourage you to procure from your home the following:
- A large basket, bin, or box.
- A clipboard with paper, or notepad.
- A few pens, markers, or sharpies.
- Three empty bags, bins, or boxes large enough to hold a load of laundry or like items.
- A handful of sponges or rags.
So, today I spent the afternoon making lists and projects to fill my week with, and I hope you have done the same!
As well today, I was also able to accomplish:
- I woke up at 7:25, walked my fur babies, showered, & dressed to my shoes. (Thanks, Flylady!)
- Worked on my daily Motivated Moms Planner.
- I finished today’s Day8 No-Spend Challenge!
- I cooked from my pantry for each meal.
- I finished all of my daily blog posts on time!
- Read my daily devotional.
- I donated a trunk full of household goods to charity.
- I finished all of my errands and shopping before 1 pm!
So today I saved:
- I used drying racks for six loads of laundry this afternoon, saving an average of $3.25, the cost of running my dryer for 3.5 hours!
- I completed 2 surveys online via Ipsos-iSay, and earned a $1.00 towards my next Amazon gift code.
- I eat at home this evening for dinner, saving our family $6.95.
- I recycled, upcycled, and composted one bins of deluge, and saved $0.25, the cost of 1 trash bag.
- My family drank water today, and saved $0.69, the cost of a 2-liter of soda.
- I also did not watch cable tv, and saved $3.68 by doing so.
- I blanched 19 bags of DIY Stir Fry Bags, and minus the $12.00 cost of the produce, a savings of $24.00!
So, overall today my family saved: $27.82
This months savings goal remaining: $417.66
A full day, a new way to find to save at home! Be sure to come back tomorrow morning for a new day’s challenge!
Here’s to saving,
- The 31 Day No Spend Month Challenge!
- February No Spend Month Challenge: Day 1 (Commitment & Pantry Organization)
- February No Spend Month Challenge: Day 1 Recap
- February No Spend Month Challenge: Day 2 (Menu Ideas)
- February No-Spend Month Challenge: Day 2 Recap
- February No-Spend Challenge: Day 3 (Dine Out At Home)
- February No-Spend Month Challenge: Day 3 Recap
- February No-Spend Month Challenge: Day 4 (#Choose30 Challenge)
- February No-Spend Month Challenge: Day 4 Recap
- February No-Spend Month Challenge: Day 5 (Coupon Swap)
- February No-Spend Month Challenge: Day 5 Recap
- February No-Spend Month Challenge: Day 6 (Rain-Check Shopping)
- February No-Spend Month Challenge: Day 6 Recap
- February No-Spend Month Challenge: Day 7 (How To Save On Your Utility Bills) #nospendchallenge
- February No-Spend Month Challenge: Day 8 (Preparing For Cleaning Week)