Another week come and gone in the January challenge. I’ll be honest, when we hit the 15th I got a little nervous. We’re over half way through the month! I gotta get my butt in gear and finish things up!
I was actually really on the ball at the beginning of the week. Really productive. Then Thursday hit me and I never really recovered… I can’t explain why. I went from working like a well oiled machine to grinding gears. *shrug*
I had a little bit of an issue with this week’s challenge, mostly because I had already done it. Oops. My real challenge was to find a closet to work on.
It may not be 100%, but I’m content with my front hall closet.
I cleaned out the back door closet recently as well.
The linen closet is in respectable condition.
Surprisingly enough my clothing closet is doing alright as well.
So what does that leave?
Well, a pantry is kind of a closet. Right? I’m going with yes.
It’s not the worst it’s ever been, but it’s not great. It’s has deep shelves, which makes it really easy to lose and forget things in there. I’d like to put in a couple sliding racks and baskets, but that doesn’t really mesh with the whole no/low spend month. So, I’m working with what I’ve got.
I hauled everything out of the pantry and stuck it on my counter. Then I got the *brilliant* idea to clean out my fridge at the same time. Did I mention that at the moment I took this picture, I only had two hours until I had to be at work?
Pantry stuff to the right of the sink, fridge stuff to the left.
Fortunately I did this on Wednesday while I was still in well oiled machine mode. An hour later and the pantry was done:
The fridge was done too, but I completely forgot to take a picture.
So, I’m giving myself a pass on the decluttering front.
I’m going to call this a moderate spending week. $7.16 in groceries on Monday, $29.93 in fuel on Tuesday and $10.00 onto my Starbucks card on Friday so I could treat a friend who is largely homebound with her young munchkin and dayhome business.
There was an additional $112.75 worth of spending on Friday, but I don’t really want to discuss it just yet. Let’s just say that it may be the worst stupid tax I’ll ever have paid.
How did your week go? Are you still plugging away through the January decluttering challenge?
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