28 Days Purging Series: Day 9

Welcome to day nine of this purging series. Today we are going to be doing Cleaning Products. Have you downloaded your free printable for this purging series? Click here if you would like your copy, you will be directed to the Introduction To My 28 Days Purge Series post where you can find it.

Our goal is to spend 20 minutes or less on this task. Throughout this series there may be tasks that only take 5-10 mins and that is great and gives so much motivation to keep on with the tasks in the days ahead. 

Also, during these daily tasks for our purging series if there is a day where it does not apply to you or that place does not need it you can select another area to do with the same idea of 20 minutes or less.

I really needed this one, I love testing new cleaning products out, with this being said that means my collection can be a lot at times. For this task I did it in 2 steps as I have cleaning products on my main floor and my upper floor so I don’t have to go up and down when I need them. I pulled all cleaning products from my main floor first from anywhere there were stored ( I store mine in the kitchen under the sink and my backups in the laundry room, I also store the ones that I am not sure of or wanting to try in the laundry room) I knew that this was the time to let go by tossing it or by giving it to someone who wanted it. I went thru everything and made sure I only kept what I loved and used. Everything else went. Products I bought and didn’t work or didn’t work as well as I wanted was gone. I did this same step for the products I had upstairs in the cleaning closet.

This task didn’t take me more the 10 minutes. It was an easy one because I already knew I would only be keeping what works and what I love.

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No Spend January 2021

Hello Friends,
Hope you all had a great holiday season and a wonderful New Year. This 2020 holiday season sure was different and I am sure for most of you too.

This January I decided to make it a no extra spending month, meaning other then groceries, bills, and necessities there will be no other extra spending. I have made one exception to this, which is to our take out Friday’s because after a full week of cooking this mama looks forward to a day where I don’t need to cook dinner.
I thought I would take the savings from no extra spending and put it aside. I didn’t really use my credit card much for the holiday season, so I will be paying that off included as one of my bills this month. I also thought this would be perfect as a reset and to print a bigger picture of how much we can save by doing this.

I thought this was a great idea, since we are home more and have time to browse sales, amazon, etc…. we have been spending on things that are not a need. If 2020 taught me something it was that we have so much and only need a little. I also thought no matter how much or little the extra money turns out to be, I will be putting it aside, even if it’s not much it’s better then none and it may even become a habit. A great habit that I am sure my husband will love, lol.

You could also take the extra money to put towards debit from the holidays, credit cards, savings or which ever applies to your life.

I am totally not saying shopping is bad or that you shouldn’t be, because I love to shop. I am sure I will be back to shopping, but if I can do it for the month of January, I would like to continue it for more months on and off. I already started a new habit of not buying so much clothes for my kids unless it is needed of course & for myself. Since March 2020 until today my younger kids grew out of so many clothes, jackets, that they didn’t even wear because, well we know. The most items that totally wasn’t worn was dress clothes. There is no need for so much extras, so this is already a great habit that I believe will continue. Buying when needed and not just because.

What do you all think of this idea? Let me know but commenting down below if you will be doing the same.

Before starting, I would recommend making a list of your monthly expenses so that you know exactly how much money will be coming out and then you can see about how much money you can save without the extra spending. Having that as a visual will inspire you to stick with it. I am not an expert or a financial adviser just sharing what I plan on doing and how I started. So even though we are a few days into January, don’t worry you can still start or you can plan to do it for another month.

Comment below and let me know if you will be doing the No Extra Spending challenge & if so when are you starting?

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