I’m a late starter but I am taking part in Carla’s January Decluttering & No/Low Spend Challenge! For details click here
My Personal Goals
(apart from the whole house!) I aim to have the Kitchen / Dining Room spic and span and clear of any clutter. This will mean all cupboards both food, dishes, pots and pans including on the tops of cupboards, worktops, shelving and in those dark forgotten corners.
This coming week I aim to de-clutter the Kitchen cupboard that holds the saucepans and baking / casserole dishes.
No/Low Spend Goal
I am cutting my weekly allowance down to £10 and taking lunches to work from home. We aim to only buy absolute necessities and just enough food to add to the items stored in our cupboards and Freezer to make enough meals to cover January.
Unplanned – We did go out and buy an Ikea Alex storage chest which wasn’t part of the plan but we did not want to risk it being discontinued as they have the Effktiv range of office furniture. this money will come from savings.
This week I will continue with my £10 allowance and only buy essential food shopping. I have both my mum and mum-in-laws birthdays this weekend and will have to buy presents. We will also have a 90 mile trip to Shrewsbury to see mum-in-law and this will be a further challenge to see if we can do this on only £20. I can see we are going to have to pack the picnic stove again (but not the Cup-a -Soup!)
At the end of last week I had 21p but in reality I had saved at least £10 and probably £20 as I often could not manage on £20 a week and found myself going to the cash card for another £10.
Are you taking part in the challenge?