I'm biting the bullet and putting myself out there on this one. I pondered, hesitated, rationalized my way out since I know life is going to get super busy in just a couple more days once the kids are back in school and the extra-curriculars start up after the holidays. I know work is going to be nuts. But I also know I could say this EVERY.SINGLE.MONTH!!!
So I'm joining Carla's challenge, and I will just do what I can do. It will be more than I would get done if I didn't even try, right?
For the decluttering part of this challenge, I am going to tackle the large room that functions as a home office, crafting studio, kids' video gaming room. The paperwork is out of control as well as all the crafting supplies. It's a big room....about 13x20. And it is right beside our front door, so I would feel much better when people show up if it looked a little nicer.
For the financial part of this challenge, I am going to get back to my couponing ways for the entire month. I have really fallen off the wagon on this one, and our grocery budget has gotten out of hand. I'm not going to limit myself to a specific dollar amount because I don't want to hold back if I find a really good deal I need to add to the stockpile. But I will coupon every week, try to take advantage of the good sales, and track my savings. I will consider it a success if we can keep our grocery spending at or under the SNAP level of $668 for a family of four. This will not include paper goods or personal toiletries since those would not be covered under the food stamp program anyway. And I promise we won't eat out every night either. LOL
Thanks Carla! I'm anxious to get started!