Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Week 3 of the “31 Day Purge”

I'm following along with the A Bowl Full of Lemons “31 Day Purge"

Day 15 Tupperware:

I purged a container without a lid earlier this week. Today, I am purging a cake carrier that only was used to store water bottles in. We purged our unused water bottles this summer and no longer need the container to store them in. 

 Day 16 Purses:

I went through my purses and bags. I cleaned out 2 bags that I had crafts in for travel and returned the items to my craft totes. I added a bag to my basket of purses in my closet. I’m purged a couple bags I don't use.

Day 17 Bedding:

Day 18 Newspapers:
We don’t subscribe to any newspapers. I’ve already unsubscribed to online newsletters. 

Day 19 Kid’s Clothes:
My youngest is 18 yrs. so I don’t have kid’s clothes to do in my home anymore.

Day 20 Spices:

I reorganized my spices but only had 1 item to purge.

Day 21 Fridge Food:

I cleaned, straightened, purged veggies that were bad, and purged older leftovers in the fridge. You might wonder about the bags you see in the fridge. We have 3 of our 4 grown children living at home and they buy some of their own food and pack lunches for work. The white bag on the middle shelf is our daughter Nastasja’s. The grocery bag in the back right belongs to our son Shawn and his girlfriend Sarah. My husband Shawn’s lunches are on the top shelf in the front right. Our son Brandon doesn't have any food in the fridge right now.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October Photo Challenge Week 3

Day 15: Quote- A quote I pulled from a magazine years ago. I keep it in the October section of my Autumn notebook.

Day 17 Apple- An apple with caramel and a cup of coffee.

Day 19 Plan Place- My little office that was originally meant to be a pantry. My husband has a little office on the other side of the kitchen.

I'm working out my plan for the week and started planning for November in my Autumn Notebook.

Day 20 Pumpkin I'm enjoyong a pumpkin donut, banana, and coffee with my morning devotions.

Day 21: Brown- Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Chips.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Clutter Busting Challenge October 2014 Part 2

I've collected 49 items this month to donate so far. I'm not counting the frozen food since its garbage.

My purge pile this week:

Odds and ends.

Frozen leftovers.

Cake carrier.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

My Skin Care Routine

I have never used skin care product regularly. I am a soap, water, and rag kind of girl. I have occasionally used products for the fun of it. I figure that at 42 yrs. it’s time to take better care of my skin. 

My Bag:

I store my skin care items in this bag. I bought it at a Thrift Store for $1.00 a couple years ago but it sat empty until I filled it with my new products.

Inside My Bag:

I store everything I need in my bag including a note of when to use each product.

My Products:

Headband, elastic hair band, cleansing cream, cleansing wipes, apricot scrub, clay mask, and a 12X magnification mirror. I bought my products at Wal-Mart and the 12X magnification mirror at Big Lots.

My Skin Care Routine Includes:

I wash my face with soap and water when I shower. I use the cleansing cream everyday and the cleansing wipes to remove makeup. I use the apricot scrub and clay mask once per week alternating between them. My Pamper day is Wednesday so I most often do the extra stuff on that day.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Week 2 of the “31 Day Purge”

I'm following along with the A Bowl Full of Lemons “31 Day Purge"

Day 8: Car

I'm able to keep my car tidy and clean. I carry everything in and out of my car each time I use it. I take any trash to inside to throw away after each day. I didn't have anything to purge. 

Purge Day 9: Bathroom Cabinets

I went through my bathroom cabinets and found 1 thing to purge. I straighten them up and refilled a few things like the toilet paper and cotton balls. We keep the basics in the bathroom but don't have a lot of medication besides stuff for colds and basic first aide.

Day 10 Bills:

I organized and purged our bill box along with our files. It took 3 ½ hours but I’m finished. I still need to do the receipts for purchases. 

Day 11 Freezer Food:

I chipped out the ice and purged my full size freezer of old food. I had frozen some leftovers and they never got eaten. The meats in the freezer have been purged over the last month

Day 12 Medication:

I went through all the medication in the bathroom last week when I did the bathroom cabinets. We mostly keep ibuprofen, cold meds, tummy troubles, and first aid supplies in the bathroom. We will need to purchase cold medicine since winter will be coming in a few months. I like to buy what we need before the season starts that way we have what we need and no one is miserable.

We have 3 of our 4 grown kids living with us and they each keep their personal medication in their bedrooms. My 88 yrs. stepdad with Alzheimer’s is no longer able to dispense his own prescription medication. I keep the bottles in a file drawer and the daily pill box on a shelf in my husband’s office next to the kitchen. We don’t keep most meds were my stepdad will see them.

My husband keeps ibuprofen and cold meds in his night stand and his toiletry bag in his office. I keep my meds in 3 places based on when I tend to use them. I keep cold meds, a sleep aide, and ibuprofen in my night stand since I use them before bed or when I wake up. I keep allergy and migraine meds in my office desk since I use them when I’m in the kitchen during the day. I keep my vitamin near my tooth brush in my closet since I brush my teeth and take vitamins before bed and when I clean up in the morning. 

Day 13 Game Boards:
I think our board games collection is good. We have purged all our board games over the last year except 8 that my guys play.

Day 14 Books:

I’ve purged books several times this year. I’m comfortable with the amount of personal books I own. My genre is Christian Fiction and I keep them in the Master Bedroom in my china cabinet my husband purchased for me last Christmas. I keep my poetry books in our Guest Bedroom in the china cabinet my husband found on the side of the road a couple years ago. I have craft books in my little office. My husband has a few books in his little office.

The area of books that I need to continue to purge is our homeschool bookshelf. Our youngest graduated from our Homeschool this Spring. We have purged the bulk of the books but have a bookshelf that still have some we would like to sell. I know what books are going to be sold I just need to have my husband put them on eBay. The other books were donated.

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Week 1 of the “31 Day Purge”