Spending Ban Week #13: A Low Key Week

*scroll to bottom for Spending Report

This was really a low key week. My chosen area to declutter was magazines which meant I got to kind of take it easy and work through each magazine in turn, tearing out the articles and pictures that I wanted to keep and throwing the rest into a box.

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A cup of tea and a pile of magazines…not the worst decluttering task to have.

It was amazing how easily I was able to downsize these magazines and I’m also going to be cancelling my subscriptions to them. I only ever subscribe to magazines when there is a fantastic deal (generally I’m only spending a couple of bucks for a year) but I’m finding that while they may not be costing me much money but they are costing me dearly in time.

I mean, I just spent a week cleaning through them and catching up with them! I definitely will not be renewing any subscriptions for now (except for Country Living…that one is my favorite). I will also be going through magazines as soon as I get them. I will read through them and then decide what to keep and move the magazine along immediately instead of waiting until it is a huge chore that takes me hours to take care of.

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Liam dozing off after watching me go through magazine after magazine instead of playing with him. 😦 One of my main “whys” for decluttering…

Seems like a small area, I know, but overall it was a HUGE weight lifted off me to finally go through all of these magazines.

Now to find somebody to take the excess…

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My “get rid of” box is overflowing with magazines!

 

Shopping Ban Spending Report – Week 13

January 20– January 26 – $155.08 Spent TOTAL

January 20 – Hope Chest $57.00

  • Side Hustle $47.40 Nick and I are kind of starting a little side hustle (more to come on that I’m sure) and I found a couple of items for it.
  • Dog Stuff $7.00 They had BRAND NEW collars and leashes starting at 99 cents! Too great of a deal to pass up considering how hard our dogs are on their collars.
  • Wedding Stuff $2.60 I’m working on some decoration ideas. My plan is for the entire wedding to be thrifted or DIY.
  • Project $1.00

January 21 – Zero Dollars Spent

January 22 – Church Mouse $20.00 I hit the mother-load of hard to find cross-stitch fabric! One piece being a piece of orange Aida cloth that I have been searching for the perfect shade of!

January 23 – Chewy.com $63.45 Dog food

January 24 – Zero Dollars Spent

January 25 – Zero Dollars Spent

January 26 – $14.63 Total Spent at Flea Markets/Vendor Shop

  • Wedding Stuff $3.00
  • Kitchen/Project Stuff $7.00
  • Dog Stuff $4.63

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