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Batteries OUT

January 3rd, 2012 at 02:08 pm

**Yesterday I got my Thank You notes done. Phew! (Has got to be a record). I sent out the soccer photos I received VERY late, so killed two birds with one stone.

**I forgot to wear earrings today. DOH! Trying to break that habit! I went home for lunch and remembered to put some on. Tomorrow will try again...

**While home I noticed the "used battery" pile and decided to take them to the community center tonight for recycling, while I am there for my aerobics class. A good New Years task - I also grabbed the batteries at work - I have QUITE the pile to deliver.

**I keep trying evey year but it always gets too overwhelming to keep up with. Or I forget, etc., but I updated the old "New/Used/Free 2012" Page in my side bar. Trying to keep track what comes into the house and what goes out of the house. We certainly do not need more stuff, and helps me to remember to purge at least as much as we bring in. Batteries OUT is a good start. Haven't spent one penny this year yet. Er, dh did get groceries today, I guess. I don't count food and our toiletry purchases pretty much tend to be in the "need" category - "buy when we need," so I don't bother with those details. I suppose I count everything except the "constantly consumed." The "constantly consumed" never accumulates in our house - we don't stockpile, and I don't buy much but the basics. Maybe "never" is a strong word, but for the most part is true and is not useful for me to track (I am sure it would be useful to some).

3 Responses to “Batteries OUT”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    The good thing is you remembered the earrings before the day was done .. I'd say that at least counts for something! Big Grin

  2. snafu Says:

    Several years ago we instigated a 'new item in - similar item out' rule. It's unexpected benefit has been a noticeable reduction in buying stuff. If you see black shoes on sale and are tempted...which black shoes will be donated or trashed, is the question to be asked before you head for the store till.

    The teens in particular have cut spending dramatically. They like their stuff lol

  3. rob62521 Says:

    I had to chuckle over the earrings incident! :-)

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