Friday, March 20, 2015

Springtime Frugal Living!

Happy Frugal Friday everyone!  Here in our home we are looking forward to two days at home, with time to cook and bake for the week ahead.  Plus a little bit of cheering for the Wisconsin Badgers Men's Basketball team......fingers crossed it is on broadcast TV. We don't have cable, but then again, there is always the option to listen on the radio.

It's Friday and loyal readers know that this is the day each week I post about our progress on purging 2,015 items from our house in 2015. Drum roll please....we have now said good-bye to 572 items! We used another round of Ebay auctions to sell another 2 computers (how many did we have just sitting around!), Craigslist brought in $85 cash from the sale of a desk that did nothing but hold clutter, and a grocery cart that came with the house 4 years ago when we bought it, but was never used.  And the happiest was passing on 13 items of lawn care products that were in our shed, again since the purchase of the house, to good friends who are attempting to revive the lawn at the home they bought a few years ago.  This freed up space in our shed, made use of resources that were just sitting around, and gave us a lovely reason to interact with friends we normally see on Sunday nights.

How about you?  Ever consider a purge? Spring arrived today, think about what you could pass on, donate, sell, recycle, or toss?  It feels great, generates a little extra cash or forges deeper bonds with friends, and helps keep your home free of distracting clutter.  Give it a try, and if you do, let me know how it goes.  Happy Spring Equinox everyone!



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