30 Day Tags

Monthly Archive: April 2015

My 30 Day Project to Organize my Life and be More Efficient

30 day project to get organized. What steps will I take to get there?

I’m going to attempt to Declutter and organize my house and life. I will begin by taking the first day to schedule my project into my daily routine. Then I will list what I intend to do and when I get done each day, I can check it off.

Day 1. I feel inspired and a little nervous, but I have my schedule done.

Day 2. I will clean out and organize my car day.

  1. I will declutter my purse.
  2. I will declutter, clean, and organize my entryway.
  3. I will clean, declutter, and organize my garage.
  4. I tackle the laundry room the same way I did the garage.
  5. I pare down the contents of the coat closet. The first week has been completed or is complete and I feel accomplished. The perimeter of my life is finished.

Day 8. I will remove books from some bookshelves dust and rearrange some better.

Day 9. I’m gonna do the photos. I’ll make sure they are protected and organized.

  1. I will dive into my desk and file, organize, and declutter.
  2. I will sort and organize any paperwork not on my desk.
  3. Clean, reorganize, and take inventory of my craft room.
  4. Christmas supplies get inspected and organized.
  5. clean, sort, and organize my jewelry, loose and boxed. Feeling worn out but I’m proud of myself. My office and business life is organized and running much smoother.

Day 15. It’s time to go through and sort my coupons, trashing the expired because I will need them soon. Day 16. I clean, organize and inventory the pantry making makes mealtimes easier.

Day 17 go thru all the take-out menus and make one for our next grocery shopping trip.

Day 18. Clean out the fridge, wipe it down, and rearrange items to find easier.

  1. Sort and file my recipes.
  2. Meal times, put systems to work to eliminate all the last minute shopping trips.
  3. 21 My last day of the food week. I devised a system to get the dishwasher running more efficient loads. I believe all I have done this week is going to save me money and time.

Day 22. This last week is the rest of everything else. First the kitchen cabinets cleaned and organized.

Day 23. Entertainment area decluttered, dusted, and organized.

  1. Linen closet pare down and organize.
  2. Clothes closets cleaned out, give away, and organize what’s left.
  3. Coat closet from top to bottom clean and organize.
  4. Drawers, all of them, clean and organize.
  5. Bathroom declutter, clean, and organize.
  6. The hallways get decluttering and cleaned.
  7. 30. Finally, I declutter, clean, and organize the bedrooms. And on day 30 I feel confident and efficient like a well oiled organizing machine. I can now find the things I usually waste time hunting down. I feel less stressed and my surroundings are comfortable and welcoming.

How to Save Money in 30 Days

Saving money can be really hard if you don’t have the right information to get you started. You can easily start saving a lot of money in 30 days. That’s right you can have a decent amount of money saved in your bank account in just one month. Here are some step by step instructions on how to save money.

On the first day of the month you need to sit down with all your bills and expenses. Figure out how much you are spending in each type of category (food, clothing, gas, bills etc.). The best way to figure this out is to print out your bank statement. Then add everything up in each group. Add up the last two months to get an average of what you are spending.

Next you need to figure out where you can make cuts. Perhaps you realized when you went over your bank statement that your cup of coffee in the morning at your favorite coffee shop is costing you about twenty five dollars a week. By making your coffee at home you can take that money and place it into you savings account.

By day three you will want to set up with your bank automatic transfer from your checking to your savings. Every time you get paid deposit a certain amount of money into your savings. You will have enough to do this since you already figure out what things you can cut from your weekly spending.

In the next few weeks (weeks 1-2) you will want to look at all your bills and see if you can get lower rates. For example you may want to go online and get quotes for auto insurance to make sure you are paying the lowest amount possible. Then deposit the money that you saved by switching into your savings account.

By week two you should have all your bills lowered and your extra spending cut. However, in week three you can still trim the fat off your weekly expenses by learning how to coupon. Each week go online and check the coupon sites. These sites are free to use and only require you to have paper and a printer. This makes them much cheaper than just buying a paper every Sunday for the coupons. Figure out what items you already buy then look for any coupons that are available.

After you have figured out how to cut down on your grocery expenses you can also figure out how to cut down on other expenses such as gas. One way to do this is to shop at grocery stores that give you a discount on gas for spending money on groceries at their store. One of these grocery stores is Schnucks and it can really help get you inexpensive gas.

In the last and final week look again at your bank statement. Add up how much you have spent in each category. It should be significantly less than it was for the couple months before you started this process. You will be amazed at how much you have saved by just making simple changes in 30 days. Keep applying these tips to your everyday life and your savings account will continue to increase every single day.