Mudcat Café message #3914515 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161248   Message #3914515
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
01-Apr-18 - 11:53 AM
Thread Name: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
Subject: RE: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
The computer backup hit a snag, meaning I have to figure out what program might be interfering. The Microsoft knowledge base offers little help. I looked through programs I don't use and uninstalled them, then I'll reboot the computer before attempting again.

Yesterday I ended the month by not going anywhere or spending anything. This morning in twitter I noticed this link to 6 money-saving tips your grandma used that are way more effective than any budgeting app. (I have a friend whose son put her on the envelope system for her bills and it is working.) Today I have to go out, dropping off things at Goodwill then a couple of modest purchases. I mined the freezer yesterday and am continuing to draw down those resources since every spring the garden produce starts to stake a claim on space. It's best if I've used up last year's produce first. With the stuff in there right now, I'm thinking about making a tamale casserole for this week to use up frozen beef, corn, tomatoes, peppers, cornmeal, etc. Time for the cornmeal to come out of there anyway.

Our topics are Decluttering and Fitness - I haven't reported on fitness for a while, but this time of year I get out more, gardening, mowing, and walking the dogs. Financial fitness - that's front and center, and I'm continuing with eBay.

I've been thinking about Mary's remarks about replacing possessions - there's a lot of stuff here that can be put back into service before making new purchases. The re-distribution process can be a full-time job, as we see with Susan and Dorothy.

Keep up with your work, everyone, and if there are any lurkers who'd like to share their success stories or ask questions, we welcome your participation!