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January Challenge

January Challenge (Source)

Carla has brought back the great January No/Low Spend & Decluttering Challenge.  The challenge is pretty self-explanatory.  You can participate in one or both.

Of course I will participate in both as who doesn’t need to declutter and spend less? 😉

For the No/Low Spend part:

  1. Cash only – no debit or credit
  2. Stick to my budget – I will be coming up with a weekly amount shortly
  3. Start another ‘sealed pot’ and really seal it 😉 While I didn’t dip into the last one, I can’t say for sure my kids didn’t help themselves 😦
  4. One 7 day fiscal fast
  5. 4 No Spend Days each week

For the Decluttering part:

  1. Get my dining room back to serving its purpose, it is a hot mess – there will be photo evidence 😦
  2. Shred the piles of paper around my home
  3. Declutter my bedroom
  4. Pare down my closet

I think that should be enough of a challenge for me.

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Comments on: "January Challenge" (6)

  1. I am trying to de-clutter my basement. It has stuff from my my mom’s house, who died nearly three years ago. I have had intentions to do this every year, but really want to make it happen this time around.

    • My condolences. Getting rid of my own stuff is hard. Removing items from a loved one who is no longer with us is torture. Take it 10 items at a time. Slow and steady gets it done every time.

  2. Great challenge choices!! Better get out that crazy glue for your sealed pot! 🙂 lol! Good luck and thanks so much for joining in!

  3. i love this! I am going to join in!

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