Inspired by Kacie at Sense to Save who is selling her clutter on eBay and Heather at Freebies 4 Mom who challenged us on Monday to minimize our magazines, I have big plans to spend the weekend clearing some clutter out of my life.
The drawers in my dresser are so stuffed with clothes that I can barely open them anymore. There’s no way I wear all of that. So I’m going through my drawers this weekend and donating everything that’s stuffed into those drawers that I haven’t worn this summer.
As for my magazine stash? Sadly, it’s completely out of control. With 5 different subscriptions between my husband and me, we have stacks of magazines that have built up in every room of the house. They’ve been accumulating for almost a year. Yikes! We also have a stack of paper recycling that’s long overdue for the recycling center, so we’re going to get all of the magazines together along with our paper recycling and get it out of our lives!
Now on to the inspiring posts of the week. Is it just me, or is time going by faster than normal?
- Paid Twice wrote about determining your bare bones budget for times of financial emergency and working an unpredicted expense into the budget. After living on a bare bones budget for almost a year, I’m relieved now that we have a little room for unpredicted expenses without panicking.
- Patrick at Cash Money Life shared a guest post about what debt and carbs have in common. A very funny post that outlines how weight loss and budgeting are alike.
- Emily at Remodeling this Life wrote an inspiring post about her motivation to stay frugal. This is a great reminder of what lies ahead for those of us still working to get out of debt, and a reminder of why it’s important to be frugal even after you’ve paid the debt down.
- Tiffanie at We Life Money shared a personal story that emphasizes why health insurance should be a priority in everyone’s budget, even young people. This hit home for me because my husband and I lived for 10 months without health insurance. When you’re uninsured, even the thought of an accident or illness can lead to a panic attack.
So now it’s on to the decluttering! Wish me luck! Happy Friday everyone!