February End of Month Review

February Goals

  • Pay off the second credit card on our list
  • Pay part of the third credit card on our list
  • Spend more time with friends and family
  • Read “The Joy of Less”
  • Have a clean laundry room

We rocked our financial goals in February! We paid off the second credit card which was $475. We managed to pay this off fairly early in the month. This card was interest-free right now and we needed to make sure that we paid it off completely before that period ended. We actually had a few months but didn’t want to take a chance.

We were hoping to pay at least $100 on the third credit card on the list. We owed $464.89 on it. We ended up completely paying it off! I’m still in shock. We are really dedicated to paying everything off but I didn’t expect to pay off two cards in one month.

We spent more times with friends and family during the beginning of the month but not toward the end. We had a little bout of illness run through our family. We had to cancel some plans because of it. We also had plans canceled on us due to other people being sick. We are going to continue with this being part of our goal. We are planning to leave in a couple years which sounds like forever but you learn with age that time really does fly by. We want to enjoy all the time with family and friends we can before we leave because I know we will not be able to see them often once we do.

I didn’t finish “The Joy of Less” but I did read a book. I was drawn to read “The life-changing magic of tidying up” by Marie Kondo. I have become obsessed. I need time to go through it a few more times while decluttering our house before moving on. We have just gotten started with the Konmari method at our house. I will definitely be writing about the huge impact this book is having on our lives and home. I fully intend to finish “The Joy of Less” because it has been a great book so far.

Our laundry room is not clean yet but it has improved. It is going to take a little more time for it to look the way I want. We found a nifty mop/broom organizer that hangs on the wall that we will be hanging up as soon as I can find a place for it. I also want to put a small shelf next to the washer for laundry related items. There is a large closet in the laundry room that we could use but I honestly think that we will not put things away. 

We are just getting started on this crazy journey to our new life. I know all the hard work and sacrifice will be worth it. I will be writing the post about our March goals soon. We would love to hear what you are working on! Please leave a comment below.