Challenge 1 for January 2017: Use It Up
Typically come January I issue myself a pantry/freezer challenge to try to offset the costs of the holidays. This year, I issued a challenge to myself during the holidays to only purchase what we absolutely needed or were out of and so there was my pantry/freezer challenge, because that was carrying us through the holidays.
I've just been freshening up several areas of our home. Not doing a major toss out but simply looking into cabinets and drawers and pantry and freezer and cabinets and fridge and noting that there are a number of things we aren't using or haven't quite finished. I won't throw away something unless it's absolutely useless or spoiled. We've already spent the money on these things.
So my Challenge to myself this month is to USE IT UP! And I'm issuing a challenge to you all to look about the house and note those items you've already spent good money upon and haven't quite finished for one reason or another. Make plans now to use them. Take that extra step and USE what you already have on hand.