Month one is finished and I am proud to say we ended the month with less "stuff" than we started the month!
I solved the CHA swag issue by scrappin'!
I used up and recycled more items than I brought into the house, so that worked out well. I even spent time organizing the most voluminous part of my craft supplies and got it compacted into smaller holders that are easier to manage (no new purchases). Part of the freebies included half a dozen reusable bags, which we already have plenty of, so I went through our entire stash and slated a dozen for charity.
I'll be doing our finances on Tuesday (my paperwork and finances day of the week), so I'll know for sure then, but I believe we spent very little on household items this month and that was my main goal this month.
Between the roofers and the rain, I never got to work on our backyard this month. That'll move to February, but I have nearly everything I need already. I may purchase a few more food plants, though.
I did not accomplish my room a month goal this month, but I already knew I was being more than optimistic given the highly unusual month we were going to have. I have to decide if I am going to continue on with my plan (skip the family office until my "catch-up" month) or if I am going to push each room to the next month until I get to the "catch-up" month (do the family office in February). OR, I may rewrite the plan. Decisions, decisions.
Either way, I start a sewing class on Tuesday night (19 weeks; 18 classes) and will be working my way through bedroom decor projects that have been on my "to do" list for years. I already have the fabrics and notions for the most part. Any purchases will be directly related just to finishing the planned projects and no "good deals" and very specifically no NEW projects. My sewing project basket is currently overflowing and I really want it to be downsized and never to be this full again.
How is everyone else doing after a month in to the Compact?