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Evidence of my quest for a simple life!

July 31st, 2009 at 10:16 am

I have small projects I tackle everyday in my quest to live a simpler life. Today I conquered my linen closet. I've attached pictures (I forgot to take a before picture).

The white bag is the stuff I'm giving to the goodwill. There was only one blanket I could not part with. It's an ET blanket, the first matching bed set we'd ever had from 1982.




I'm also re-reading Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Revisited. I've come to realize that I have not been serious enough about paying off the mortgage and more of our extra money should go towards paying this debt, which we pay over $10,000 in interest a year. I'm also going to make a priority to maxed out my contributions to my Roth IRA. We have one year's worth of an emergency fund, but I would really like to have 18 months worth. I know that I'm probably overly ambitious, but I think that with effort my husband can accomplish these goals.

6 Responses to “Evidence of my quest for a simple life!”

  1. thriftorama Says:

    I have been clearing out and donating a lot of things lately, too. We've given away a lot, but it still seems as though we have way too much stuff and much more to get rid of.

  2. north georgia gal Says:

    Looks great!

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Love the closet! Very neat and organized.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Congrats on the closet! It feels good doesn't it. Good luck with all your goals, as well.

  5. ralph Says:

    Hey slow down! You're demotivating those of us who are frantically racing to catch up with you in fiscal and organizational sanity! j/k - it's a great inspiration to see someone doing things right.

  6. LuxLiving Says:

    Great job on the closet!

    Do you do flylady? I do - for the kick in the pants I need to get going every day the emails really help me.

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