I've needed something to kick me in the pants to get saving and paying off debt more rapidly.  The motivation came in the form of a drug-dealer neighbor.  I have called the police on him three times and the cops are constantly out here, but they can't find anything to arrest him on.  I have only owned my townhouse for 1 year, but I'm already considering the move.  If this jerk doesn't get arrested,  I don't know what I'm going to do.  I don't like going home anymore.

Anyhow, I need to pay down the house so I can move.  The sooner the better. ;)


More things to delete

10) I threw away some old sheets.  They had a few holes in them

11) Comforter was being to fray so I had to throw it away!

12) Magazines were brought to the library so that can be reused.  We have a give and take free magazines rack.

13) Paint.  I had two cans of old paint that I threw out.  My closet under the stairs is actually a usable space again :)

14) Paint brushes.  Unfortunately, I am lazy when it comes to taking care of my paint brushes, and thus I had to throw some away.

15) I had to bbq tools that I had duplicates of so I threw out the extras

15) Books - I donated more books to the library.

16) I brought a whole bunch a pens and pencils back to the library where I work.  Apparently I'm quite the Kleptomaniac!

17) Cleaned up my work desk and removed excessive paper, pens, etc from my desk.

I'm beginning to worry I won't make it to 50.  I'm not doing to badly.  Well I'm off to go to a Grape Therapy dinner (i.e.  Drinking wine and dining with friends :)  Have a good evening!



Happy Monday!

This was an exceptionally productive weekend. I relaxed on Friday night, reading a book with a bottle of wine.  That's just how I roll!

Saturday, my family went to my parents to help them clean up their yard.  With over an acre of trees and grass, there was a lot to do.  Then I went to my sisters house for pizza and a beer.  Great way to relax after working outside all day.

Sunday, I started cleaning out my car.  I had snowshoes and other winter items that I don't need just in case a friend wants to play in the snow.  I also went through the glove box.  I swear I don't know how I manage to keep so much garbage in a small area.

#7 of my get rid of 50 things was to throw away my receipts, old car registration cards, and insurance cards.  I only have the current registration, insurance, card, the car manual, and some tools.

#8 was getting rid of two more pairs of sweats.  They are covered in paint and holey!  I've had them for over 5 years.

#9 was 4 more winter shirts that were either in bad shape or never fit right in the first place.  I will fill in more about my weekend later.



Numero five & six

I went through my workout clothes and threw out items that were stretched out and flimsy.  These include bras and t-shirts.

Next, I'm going to tackle my car.  Ugg.  It's a disaster!

Are you into Spring cleaning when the weather gets nicer???
Happy Spring Cleaning!


April 1 - No Spend day

April 2 spending.  $4 on cat food.  Someone game me a $20 Petsmart gift card so I loaded up on canned cat food and ended up only spending $4.  Yeah.

April 3 - No spend day (so far)


Cleaning the wallet at number 4 my April challenge

I'm so happy to clean out my wallet (and dare I say, my second wallet) of credit cards and  loyalty cards.  I have shredded 8 of them.  I don't even need the second wallet now.  Bonus: I found a free oil change.  :)

#3 of 50

3) What did I get rid of today?  A pair of sweatpants with paint all over them.  I know they are sweatpants, but I have others that I can use to paint when I start doing that again.  A shirt that's faded.  OTC cold medicine, that never worked!  Goodbye!


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