Friday, December 21, 2012

January Decluttering Challenge

Many thanks to the always fabulous Carla for proposing a challenge for January!

I will definitely be needing a challenge in January, as December is full of lots of spending, both expected & unexpected.
  1. For the financial challenge, my goal is to keep our weekly spending to $360/week. This includes the following categories (and, does not include standard bills like the mortgage, child care, etc):
    • Groceries
    • Dining out
    • Gifts
    • Clothes (mine & kids)
    • Kids lessons
    • Gas
    • Personal (this is hair cuts, etc)
    • Car
  2. For the decluttering challenge, my goal is to get rid of (either sell, toss, or donate) 20 items per week in January. Bonus goal would be to clean my closet & dresser!
      • Today was my annual holiday lunch with M. We've been having a festive lunch before the holidays for at least the last ten years. Today was perfect. We ran a few quick refinance-related errands, & then had a delicious lunch with a glass of wine. And, dessert! I had a $35 credit for a restaurant, so that covered everything but the wine & tip. Yum!

        What are you up to this weekend? Anything fun & festive? Are you participating in the challenge?


    1. Awesome goals!! I still need to get mine up! I'd better do that soon, before everyone shows me up! ;) lol!!

    2. You are on a roll! I think that 2013 is going to be your year. That is if the earth doesn't come to an end today.

      1. I'm with you - I think it's going to be an amazing year!
        That is, if the world doesn't implode. Hard to know what might happen first. ;-)

    3. I'm joining the challenge too - it's a great way to start the New Year.

      Your annual lunch tradition sounds wonderful - I need to start that tradition!

      1. Agreed - it's the perfect way to kick off the year. . . with a fun challenge! :-)

        Yes, do it! It's fabulous & relaxing & always festive.

    4. I too am part of the challenge and your newest follower. I will be posting about my goals for this challenge tomorrow.

      Gill in Canada

      1. Thanks for following me! Looking forward to checking out your post. :-)