Phew! I’m all moved in. But definitely not all unpacked. Priority for unpacking this weekend was the main living area, which included the kitchen. Let me tell you, fitting all of my crap into that tiny little kitchen was quite the nightmare. There was more than one instance where I sat amidst a sea of kitchen ware, and almost called it a day. Special thanks to my fiancée who gave me the necessary encouragement to persevere and get it all squared away (while he tackled living room area)
Remember how I said we had too much stuff that was lurking in storage and needed to be gotten rid of? Here’s a few highlights of what got chucked out to the garage for future banishment to yard sales or the garbage:
- I had 20 frying pans all worth about $1. Now I have three.
- Two bags full of mismatched tupper ware.
- 18 beer glasses, kept three.
- A stack of textbooks as tall as me, destined for amazon.
- I swear we inherited every plate from every room mate we’ve had over the last five years. Down to four.
Stuff still isn’t REALLY under control in the kitchen zone, but it’s manageable for the time being. My goal is to accomplish ONE thing per day on weekdays with regard to storing and organizing, with all efforts currently focused on the bedroom where there is a slowly diminishing mound of garbage bags full of clothing, towels and blankets waiting to be addressed.
But I didn’t write this post to talk about moving, I’m writing it to give some love to some great bloggers who wrote some particularly awesome posts in the last few weeks.
Links I Love
David at Prairie EcoThrifter wrote about whether or not environmental groups should accept money from polluters. I’m a big environmentalist and gave my opinion in the comments.
Erika at From Shopping to Saving wrote a hilarious post about things us personal finance bloggers do. She hit the nail right on the head.
Jessica at Mo Money Mo Houses recaps what you can get for free on your birthday, totally going to use some of these.
John at Married (with Debt) explains why throwing every single penny at debt repayment can backfire. I’ve been a victim of this before.
Andrea at So Over Debt highlights the awesomeness of being a hermit. As a former hermit, she brought back fond memories.
Bloggers Who Like Me
These blogs have mentioned My Alternate Life recently.
From Shopping to Saving
Evolving Personal Finance
Mo Money Mo Houses
Daily Money Shot
Thanks for the great writing guys! You really brighten my day.