Saturday, January 28, 2012

February Low Spend & Declutter Challenge

Here’s how the Low (no) Spend Challenge will work:

1. Choose a financial goal for the month!

~ I'm still working away at getting $500 into the emergency fund (still 34 days to complete this) by the end of February.

2. How will you achieve your goal this month?

~ I will be knitting and selling reusable swiffer cloths for $6 each, as a way to earn extra money. Alternatively, I will be putting 10% of my paycheques this month into the Emergency fund.

3. How will you allot your spending this month?

~ I will be using only cash available in my account from paycheques. Some must be set aside for bills, and groceries, so I tend to keep my spending to much less than I earn in a given month.

4. Track your purchases!

~ I have a great little wallet/notepad combo to write down everything. Still getting used to using this.

5. Are there any “exemptions” for the month?

~ My personal exemptions will be any medications if anyone in the family becomes ill.

Here’s how the Decluttering challenge will work:

1. There will be 4 main challenges for the month. I pick the theme, you pick the challenge!
  • Week One: Personal Space Challenge ~ Hallway Closet (it's huge)
  • Week Two: Family Space Challenge ~ The Kitchen
  • Week Three: Productivity Challenge ~ All the crafty stuff: Yarns, Plastic Canvas, Candles
  • Week Four: The “Dreaded” Challenge ~ Master Bedroom Closet
2. Bonus Challenges!
- I will be giving you 4 *bonus* mini challenges throughout the month! Fast & easy to accomplish!

3. Purging!!
- Toss, sell, or donate 29 items! One item for every day of the month in February… Easy as pie! ;)

4. The Proof is in the pudding!
- If you have a blog, before & after photos of your decluttering projects would be awesome please!!

~ Ok, I am going to give this one my best shot. when the Bermuda triangle of time wasters (internet/phone/cable) was down, I got so much accomplished. I'm afraid to post pictures of our junk, but I will do it anyway. Please be nice with comments, OK? I'm a little sensitive. I think 29 items will be the easiest part. Whatever the bonus challenges are, I guess I'll just roll with them.

I have to get to my knitting. Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. You'll do fantastic & I promise that the bonus goals will be little simple things..nothing to fear!! :)

  2. This is going to be fun Eboo! I really hope you can get the $500 in your EF - that's a great goal!

  3. Sounds like you have a great goal & plan to get there. You can do this!

  4. Good luck getting to your $500 goal. You can do it!!!
    I'm also doing the declutter challenge this coming month so we're in it together!