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Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-28-2014, 08:20 AM
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Posted By worthy
Update on my decluttered life

It has been a very very long time since I posted in this forum. Nearly four years ago, my XH left; the following year and a half was spent completely downsizing everything in preparation for an...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-10-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By worthy
Sounds like you have a good perspective on the...

Sounds like you have a good perspective on the situation and a really positive attitude.  I hope it works out!
 
Where we live now, everything is ideal except I have a very very very tiny yard. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-10-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By worthy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by orangemomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1395255/shop-stop-challenge#post_17541056)
 lovebugmama -  I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-10-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By worthy
Quick answer:  If there are no unaffordable or...

Quick answer:  If there are no unaffordable or unfixable major flaws with the house, which a good home inspection will uncover, buy it.
 
I was in a position once where I thought we needed more...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By worthy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by justmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394997/anybody-else-here-just-getting-by#post_17537457)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,690
Posted By worthy
  a. Who you are - I'm a homeschooling mom of...


a. Who you are - I'm a homeschooling mom of four (9, 11, 14, 15), coming up on three years of single parenting this month.  I live in New England where it's cooooold this time of year.  I work...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-30-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By worthy
Seems to be the American way for many right...

Seems to be the American way for many right now...
 
I don't have "bad" debt -- I have monthly payments for a car loan (I believe the car will outlive the loan) and some tax debt (which will not...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,471
Posted By worthy
Hoo boy.  Okay.  2014.  I want to get myself...

Hoo boy.  Okay.  2014.  I want to get myself into a position where I'm not feeling constantly on the edge.  I have enough to pay bills, necessities, and activities for the kids...if I am very...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-23-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By worthy
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Quote:Originally Posted by pek64 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-23-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By worthy
Keep the car I own, or trade it for an identical...

Keep the car I own, or trade it for an identical model with more mileage at a cheaper price?

My friend who helped me get my current car (2005 Honda CRV) is a retired used-car dealer. A good...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-13-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,247
Posted By worthy
Put things that often get left "on" on power...

Put things that often get left "on" on power strips with lit switches.  We shut down the CD player when it's not being used.  We have some computer plugs that stay plugged in for convenience, so we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-13-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,247
Posted By worthy
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Quote:Originally Posted by bmcneal http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-05-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,210
Posted By worthy
I don't see a problem with only offering water...

I don't see a problem with only offering water or tea to drink, or limiting portions, but there needs to be sufficient abundance of food.  I do have juice or lemonade or something special for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By worthy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by zebra15 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375684/to-buy-or-not-to-buy#post_17284078)

3bed 2 bath  3 kids...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-24-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By worthy
I want to increase my family's bean/legume...

I want to increase my family's bean/legume consumption and need some simple and yummy recipes.  Here is what I have to work with (winter pantry stuff):
 
red, green, and French lentils
white,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-23-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,843
Posted By worthy
We always give family a 5x7 of the kids and a...

We always give family a 5x7 of the kids and a nice handmade card.  That's it.  Years ago I gave them all frames and every year we "fill" them with an updated photo.  I agree with the advice not to...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-27-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By worthy
Hooks.   I would see if you can retrain him...

Hooks.
 
I would see if you can retrain him to always change his clothes in one place.
 
If not, I'd put dedicated hooks (for half-worn stuff) and a laundry basket (for dirty stuff) everywhere...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-27-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,519
Posted By worthy
Here is what I do.  (Haven't read the thread...

Here is what I do.  (Haven't read the thread though.)
 
Trash gets taken out rarely.  We have little bathroom trash and it just adds up for awhile and then when I have enough time on a random...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-26-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,696
Posted By worthy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rnra http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1367750/christmas#post_17168289)

It's not much help for this year's...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-12-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,810
Posted By worthy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by erigeron http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-12-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,030
Posted By worthy
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Quote:Originally Posted by Basylica http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-27-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,624
Posted By worthy
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by fruitfulmomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1366457/im-curious-how-much-do-you-spend-on#post_17150563)
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Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-27-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,159
Posted By worthy
Boredom is part of the transition when you make...

Boredom is part of the transition when you make this kind of change.  They whine and carry on, and so you set limits -- like if you need to whine and complain, it needs to be done out of earshot of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-03-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,809
Posted By worthy
Or perhaps a "spend as little as humanly...

Or perhaps a "spend as little as humanly possible" or "pantry challenge all the time" food budget?
 
I'd first start by stocking my pantry with essentials to make the cheapest ingredients go the...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-04-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,810
Posted By worthy
Post-moving decluttering...in the past day I've...

Post-moving decluttering...in the past day I've gotten rid of a large basket, a modular shelving system, a lap desk, a computer chair, a 17" computer monitor, a box of packing materials, and a floor...
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