Petrol lower than target.
Still spending unnecessarily.... eg. coffees out and it all adds up.
Sorted a large pile of the boys' old t-shirts ready to make a baby gown I found on another forum.. http://thismamamakesstuff.com/2008/08/tutorial-t-shirt-to-newborn-gown - it looks really different and definitely what the Duchess http://frugaldom.myfreeforum.org/sutra29320.php#29320 would call "sideways thinking". I just love that expression. I have always been somewhat eccentric, but I love the idea of thinking in a different way. Thank you Duchess - you made my day.
The clear-out is continuing ..
Week 2 begins:
No 2 and girlfriend's box: + 27 items
clothing to charity: 134 items
old videos to charity: 21
bric-a-brac to charity: 17 items
Sign Language videos to Deaf Centre: 12
Pairs of shoes/football boots to charity: 11
magazines to doctor's surgery: 18
books to charity: 8
spare coat hangers: 48
dvds to sell: 120 (I know!!!!!)
Ebay selling: bags - 4
keyboard - 1
keyboard stand - 1
clothes: 43 items
Total for week so far: 465 items (35 to go)... not bad for one day. This just indicates how much clutter I have; how many things we own that will probably not get used again. I have set myself a new challenge .. 5000 items by Easter. Given the state of our garage/sheds/attic and overflowing cupboards, I don't think this is an impossible goal, but we shall see.
Money spent today - NIL - hurrah!