I thought with the start of a new month I'd let you all in on some of my plans for the month of September. I generally have a listing of goals but I've discovered something funny about my 'This Week In My Home' posts: if I write it down on the blog I'm 90% sure to accomplish it. The 10% that doesn't get done is usually due to schedule changes or out of the ordinary occurrences. The goals I keep in my Home Keeping notebook are about 50% likely to get done. So you can see why I'm anxious to share. I'm bound to find I accomplish far more if I've got the accountability factor!
The items listed here are not ALL of my goals for the month, nor are they my ONLY goals. I will incorporate these items into my usual routine cleaning and work schedules. These are extra items I hope to accomplish over the daily stuff.
I really enjoyed the deep cleaning I did this past month. I didn't quite get finished, however. So for my first set of goals I'll share my deep cleaning plans for this month.
Update September 7: Will I get any of this done?! Monkey wrench thrown into plans has proven to be my undoing.
Week 1: Kitchen
I have sorted out the chiffarobe. I also removed the bookshelf from the top of my work desk and stored the cookbooks. I need to remove only small items in that room now if we do the flooring as planned.
Week 2: Living/Dining/Front Entry
In the guest room closet, I have my auxiliary pantry. I want to add some better organization to the pantry shelves. I have a lot of space between shelves that I can use if I find suitable ways to utilize it.
It seems pointless to talk of organizing the pantry when I must use the closet as storage for stuff being move out of other rooms. I did empty one whole shelf in the pantry.
Tasks I hope to get done this month:
Finish that gallery wall in the living room. It's been in limbo for months now and I'm ready to have it settled.It's coming down entirely. I don't trust stuff to stay on the wall with the flooring going in and quarter round molding being hammered in.
Paint the table between our chairs in the living room. I realized I have no sand paper, but think I might do better with a palm sander which must be purchased. Or chalk paint...which must be purchased.
Restock the pantry. I've started a list of what I want and in what quantities. I'll be watching hard for good sales on these items this month and purchase as much as I can. Small progress in the half dozen cans addition of about ten items.
We have planned a
I went through my list of possible savings and determined which tasks I'd try to implement towards savings this month. I won't be tedious and list them here since it's basically just a repeat of what I've already said. I'm not trying to do ALL of them this month but simply to get a good running start on trying to cut our outgo. One item on my list this week is to
Cut grocery expenses to as near $300/month as possible. That's an allowance of about $75/week. Ended the month about $73 over...in other words I spent about what I always seem to spend.