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One of the most eye opening things for me since I have started the Spending Ban is how easy decluttering has gone along with it. By challenging myself to only spend money on essential items, I am realizing how much I am surrounded by the non-essential.
It’s actually driving me a little crazy.
Nick and I are tackling the stuff in our house in a big way this year and I’m trying to focus on just one area at a time and thoroughly decluttering it since I tend to be a little all over the place with my cleaning tasks.
I spent about a week and a half on clothing and I’m AMAZED at how I was able to fill an entire large box of clothing to get rid of. It helps that I am leaving a professional job and with it, a good portion of my professional wardrobe is getting downsized. I don’t want to keep a bunch of things in my closet that I am not using.
Sadly, when I took my mostly name brand wardrobe to Clothes Mentor they took NONE of it. I find myself increasingly frustrated with them as I am providing items that are in better condition than what I am finding on their hangers so I’m not quite sure what it is that they are looking for. So instead, I will be trying to sell some of my nicer items separately and then might bundle some together to sell as well.
I will get around to listing the items soon (probably when I’m done working my full-time job and can dedicate a morning to getting nice pictures of the items in good light) but for now I am so excited that everything fits nicer in my closet. As I get more into blog mode (also, after my full-time job is done) I plan to post more about how I decluttered and decided what to keep and what to get rid of.
Until then, here’s my spending report!
Shopping Ban Spending Report – Week 12
January 13– January 19 – $199.84 Spent TOTAL
January 13 – ALDI $80.45 Groceries for me and Nick. We are now #sweatingforthewedding so we need some healthy foods!
January 14 – Gas $33.40
January 15 – Zero Dollars Spent
January 16 – $44.29 total spent
- Jersey Mike’s – $24.29 Lunch for me and Nick after we checked out our wedding venue!!
- Peoria Humane Society – $20.00 This was a check I wrote for a shirt to wear while Comet and I do Therapy Dog events that I forgot about until it cleared. Since I didn’t report it earlier, I’m reporting it on the day it cleared!
January 17 – $41.70 total spent
- Planet Fitness $22.04 Monthly membership fee. Should be used much more between now and wedding time.
- Walgreens $19.66 I got a super nasty cold and had to go to Walgreens for meds to feel better.
January 18 – Zero Dollars Spent
January 19 – Zero Dollars Spent