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Simplifying

November 2nd, 2015 at 04:52 pm

It's bill pay day! Realized that I had budgeted $30 more than what I actually spent on my phone bill. Last month I had some extra charges from my trip to Canada, and now it's back to normal. Hurrah!

Also moved some money around and deposited some checks. Things are not much different than yesterday. ha.

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Last night DH and I went through all of our books - we have a LOT. As it was, we filled up 5 book shelves. I'm happy to report that we've gotten our collection to a little over 1 shelf. We're both avid readers, and have amassed many through book sales at the library, and tons just over the years. While we love having them, most are volumes we'll never read (or read again), they take up so much room, and will be such a pain to move when we relocate.

Looking at the shelf, too, it's all books that we *actually* plan on reading, or really love. DH also suggested we work by the rule that if we buy another book we need to get rid of one in our possession, which I think is a fabulous idea.

I'd like to go through and sell some of them, but I'm afraid that the majority will go for peanuts. I've worked through most of our old textbooks to see if we could get any money out of them already. I wish there was a place to sell them by the pound. haha. I feel like we'd make a mint...

In other simplification news, I've decided to go on a Social Media cleanse for the next week. Partially because I have a lot to do and need to get rid of the distraction, and partially because I feel like I just need a break from it. I live on Facebook and Pinterest - and while I find that Pinterest is a great resource for inspiration, I'm a bit overwhelmed by the inspiration. If I'm going to take a break, I'd rather it be mindful and something I enjoy a bit more. Like reading.

Should be a no-spend. Heading to the library to use their laser engraver to make a sign for clients, and stopping by the probate court to try and snag a copy of our marriage license so I can finally get the whole name change process underway. All this administrative stuff is a pain. But once it's done I'll be much happier for it Smile

So that's that. Back to work now - hope you all have a great day! Happy saving!!

4 Responses to “Simplifying”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Happy saving to you too!!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good job purging books! I've done that a time or two or three over the years as I've made move after move. am down to only 5 shelves worth of books ... Smile

  3. bluesfemme Says:

    Good job, but laughing at myself - after downsizing from a 4x2 house to a flat this year I'm down to five bookcases...not shelves :-)

  4. pjmama Says:

    haha - quick clarification. We had 5 book cases, not shelves! Now we are at one case Smile I guess I had not thought about the difference. I think I just consider bookcases and bookshelves the same thing. Nonetheless, we're talking a couple of hundred books out the door!

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