My 30 Day Challenge is complete! Well, it was complete on Saturday, but I don’t blog on the weekends 🙂
Saturday was nice, actually. My MIL came over for dinner and then we went to my sister’s house for a bonfire & some wine. I showered, did my makeup, and got dressed in something other than my PJs. Go me!
Now that my 30 days is over, I’m feeling like I can do lots more on top of what I’ve been doing. My job is incredibly stressful right now, so I feel like I need to put my energy to good use instead of just worrying about work all the time. This past month I have decluttered virtually every space in our home. I donated boxes and bags to charity & the the animal shelter, and trashed the rest. It is incredibly liberating. I also found a company called Thread Up that will pay you for your unwanted brand name clothes, so I am planning on sending them some items that I can’t wear anymore. Not expecting mega bucks or anything, but it would be nice to get something back for things I bought and then never wore.
I also have been making an Amazon wishlist of things I want (nice towels to replace the old ones I donated to the animal shelter, for example). Since my birthday is in December, I’m hoping to get enough gift cards to get some things we actually do need. I am also making an effort to put non-tangible or consumable items on my wishlist this year. A gift certificate for a massage. A nice bottle of red wine. I’m all about gifts that aren’t going to collect dust 🙂
Another goal of mine is to stick to our monthly budget. I recently started tracking our expenses and boy could they use some improvement. We spend so much money on food and non-essentials! I didn’t even realize. It’s so important to write down where your money is going. Once I had an idea of roughly how much our bills were each month, I budgeted certain amounts for other important categories, like health expenses and auto maintenance. I also made sure to track how much we both were making each month so ensure I accounted for every single dollar. Seeing where everything is going now, its easy for me to see that we were overspending. Tomorrow I am going to attempt to call Comcast to get them to lower our bill. Wish me luck!
Until next time…cheers 😉