Nothing sold on ebay...nothing. I'm not gong to let that stop me. March is a long month and I have plenty more
I have been cleaning like a Mad Woman and I had to stop because we had so much paper, etc in the recycling bin the top wouldn't shut. It feels so GOOD! Did you ever notice that when you have a clean house it doesn't bother you anymore when you have gold flecked laminate counter tops instead of dreamy granite? Nope, me either. What I have realized a week into challenging myself is that coupons are a smaller piece of the pie for me now. I am busy, so are you, and we can't chase deals and clip the coupons constantly. Sometimes it feels like a chore-matching up all those deals and pulling those coupons, going from store to store. It was feeling like a chore instead of a game-what am I, like 5? I started to catch up with some of my favorite blogs looking for inspiration. I found things that really resonated with me. I needed to keep my home in order, and I needed to have better control over my finances.
So, I am creating a Home Management Binder and starting Once A Month Cooking. I will create separate posts to show you how I did it, and why, with links to the bloggers who brought these ideas back to life for me. (Oh, you thought I was this fabulous on my own?)
Here is one simple idea you can do today : I recently read in a magazine that most households have at least $100.00 in "couch cushion money." Hmmm...so as I have been going around the house this week I am keeping my eyes out for extra coin. I have been putting them all in a jar and am going to count them this week after I clean the cup holder from my husband's car. I collected almost $5 so far in my own cup holder and wallet! I hope I get to $100! I am currently on credit card 3 of 5 in my debt snowball, and would love to get this one paid off-and be more than halfway through the stack- I could use the motivation from that accomplishment. The card has under $200.00 dollars left, and whatever I find is going toward the card,so that I can stretch my snowball that much farther into card # 4.
Good Luck finding your "couch cushion money"