A few months ago, I quit using paper towels. Due to this fact, I started accumulating dirty rags at the bottom of my staircase. (My laundry room is upstairs and the kitchen is on the first level.) So, today I spent the rest of my Christmas gift money on this cute little magazine holder. I call it my mini kitchen hamper because that’s what I re-purposed it to be. It cost $16 at Target, which is probably what I used to spend at Costco for a large pack of paper towels. I like this mini-hamper WAY better and definitely don’t miss spending cash on paper just thrown in the trash. Do you think it’s crazy I don’t use paper towels, anymore? I know a lot of people do! Tell me what you think.
I’m pretty sure I resolve to become “an organized person” every year. Obviously, I continually fail this resolution. This is because my goal has always been too broad. Thus, I can never tell if I’ve actually accomplished anything when I review my life every January. Red, from Mamma’s Money Matters, came up with a great solution. Write a 2012 to-do list. She suggests recording 100 things you want to accomplish over a years time (preferably small, measurable actions). Then cross out each completed step on the list. Next January all your hard work will be recorded and the list will motivate you throughout the entire year. This idea excited me, so I am trying it. Here’s a few things I plan to accomplish:
1) Read 1 classic novel per month.
2) Save an extra $20 per month.
3) Organize multiple nooks and crannies in my home.
Happy To-Do Listing, folks!