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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The Chicken Doctor

April

The Architect

Clay

Who’s in?

Buy Nothing Challenge - April 2008

Hey, I was going to wait awhile before I told you all about my ‘new-old’ way of living, but then Crunchy went and posted a new challenge and I was all like ummm, yeah already doin‘ that.  So, if you’re wanting to cut back, April’s the time.  Heh, heh, April’s the time.  My name’s April.  Heh, heh.  Oh, sorry, back to bidness.
So, we’re cutting back around here.  Waaaay back.  I have some lofty goals and I’ll fill you in as I go, but first things first.  This is how I’m preparing myself for the long haul:
1. I’m cleaning out every nook and cranny of my house and selling or getting rid of unwanted/ unused stuff.  This hasn’t been that hard since we’ve only lived here 6 months and I’m not one to keep stuff.  I’ve made three trips to Goodwill and three trips to a consignment shop.  I’ve sold stuff on Craigsist and made around $65  from the consignment store.  I also took a box of books to a used book store and made $15.  Why is cleaning out stuff important to my financial picture?  Because it shows me what is important to have in this house.  I don’t want to own things we don’t use or spend money on more things we won’t use.  I’ll go into this more later.
2.  I’ve got Dave Ramsey’s books on hold at the library.  I need motivation and I think he’s the ticket.  I’ll let you know more about my review of him later.  You can google Dave and watch some you-tube stuff on him.  I think he’s pretty solid.  I spent a couple days reading other people’s opinions on him and there aren’t too many nay sayers out there.
3. umm, don’t really have a three, is two enough?  I’ll list goals later too.  So far, I’m having fun with this challenge.  It’s a blast from the past for me, so nothing is hard…..yet.
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