April End of Month Review

April Goals

  • Pay off the 5th credit card on the list
  • Pay $1,000 on the 6th credit card on the list
  • Continue with the Konmari Method
  • Do a Pantry Challenge

I can’t believe it’s already the end of April! Seriously, where does the time go? We have been continuing to work hard toward our goals this month and the time just flew by. Our first goal was to pay off the 5th credit card on the list. It had a balance of $798. We completely paid it off early in the month. Our second goal was to pay $1,000 on the 6th credit card on the list. It took a little hustle but we managed to pay $1,391.69.

We continued with our decluttering. We have been working our way through all the paper clutter in our house. There is actually way more than I originally thought. We have been plugging away at it. I am going through boxes that have been being stored in closets too. That has caused the paper pile to grow. I have been keeping it all in a crate as I work my way through it. I have also taken some steps to lessen the amount of mail coming in. I have switched as many things as possible to emailed statements/bills. I put any paper bills I need in the front pocket of my planner until I pay them and get rid of them as soon as I do. I have also been working on decluttering more areas. We recently went through all of the art/craft supplies and did the first pass on the kids’ toys. The closet we keep all of our art/craft supplies, board games, and our toy rotation bins is the cleanest it has been in a very long time. As a result, Isabella has been doing more craft projects and using more of the available supplies. We bought the stuff to keep them busy and for them to do more educational projects but the stuff just sat there before. It was such a pain to find things in the messy closet that my girls would just give up before they ever got started.

We are still working on the pantry challenge. It saved us about $200 in April. The goal is to completely empty our pantry, refrigerator, and freezer. I take stock of everything we have when figuring out our weekly meal plan & grocery list. The point of this is to do a spring clean of everything so we know things are not going bad, use up the items that have been hanging out for some time, and help us to keep our pantry more organized going forward.

We are finalizing our May goals and I will be posting them soon.

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