Great thread! Subscribing (the only way I can remain active at MDC due to insanity of life as sahm, two girls, a cat and DH!!) but hoping I don't miss the newest one...........
Well, we've been down a loooooooooooooooooong
year, just coming out of it...bankruptcy and now rebuilding....I am a huge declutterer by nature and so randomly take stock of home and hearth so things don't get away from us.....recently done so again.
My plan is to take extras not worn or used by kids to consignment and use credit to buy new clothes there for them.
We recently switched our mortgage to bi weekly
in the hopes that a smaller payment every other week will allow for more cash flow to pay bills on time and catch up...we're almost
: there! I can almost taste the bettering of our daily lives approaching
As for grocery, I also learned to buy less more often rather than once a month as in the past. Due to money constraints currently in setting up new ways budgeting and mortage-wise, it's been harder and I reply on my own family to help out (my mama is a dream!) but soon..........back to basics. I live for store flyers for grocery and only buy majority on sales. Get alot that way.
And cleaning the house-we strive for daily basics (Dh is the bathroom cleaning king) and then a big swing clean monthly. This works best for us, as I can live with dust and crumbs on the floor
Longer term goals: Possible back to part time work, a local rec centre has left it open for me to return (worked there over 8 years ago and they asked me back) 15 horus a week...more for sanity than money. Will decide in spring.
Paying off last few hundred of old old old
student loan so I can reapply to begin my Bachelor's degree in English-a dream of mine!
And I too am trying to write more and get published again as I used to...........trying to organize thoughts, words and work on this.
Started a Blog to get myself going.
Love this thread!!!!