- 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
We started working on the 5th credit card on our list at the end of March. We will be paying off the remaining $798 this month. We honestly didn’t expect to make it this far so fast! I know we can get this paid off.
We want to pay $1000 toward credit card 6. This is an unusual situation. We will be going out of town in June. We decided to start saving a little each week starting this month to pay for our hotel, food, gas, and anything else that comes up. We were planning to just put it into a savings account but it made more sense to pay it on a credit card so that we are not paying as much interest for a couple months. We are not counting this as paying off this card. We will count this card as paid off when we pay it off after returning from our trip. It is the 6th card on the list and we would be working on paying it off next. We will continue with the list and simply come back to this one in late June.
We love the changes we have been experiencing from implementing the Konmari method. Our house is slowly but surely improving. It becomes less cluttered with each step we take. We are currently working on decluttering toys, art supplies, games, and craft items. Michael has to finish his clothing still. We have begun going through things one closet, toy box, shelf, or drawer at a time. This will be continuing and I hope to do an update post on our progress soon.
We are planning to do a Pantry Challenge in April. This will help us with two of our goals. We will be saving money which will help us to pay more toward our financial goals. We will also be cleaning out the excess. I want to do a complete clean out of our pantry, refrigerator, cabinets, and freezer. When they are completely empty, I want to wipe everything out and start with a new organization method that will help us to keep things tidy and minimize food waste. I am planning this for either the second or third week of the month. The idea is to go as long as possible before buying anything and then plan our grocery list around the items we have on hand to finish getting rid of everything. We do something similar to this every year. It really helps to clean out all of the odd items lurking around the kitchen. I will be doing a photo update post about this challenge.