Welcome to Day #2 of the January Money Diet, which features one of our most popular exercises.
Starting today and throughout the month, let’s do some “shopping” at home. This is the perfect time to go through the closets and drawers looking for those unused things we all tend to save for Someday.
Start in the pantry and freezer; do you have any forgotten goodies or gourmet items lurking back in the shelves?
What about those specialty kitchen appliances and gadgets gathering dust? For instance, we have a panini griddle, a waffle iron, a tortilla press and a bamboo steamer basket that I plan to put into service this month.
Another place to “shop” at home is the bathroom cabinet; are there shampoo samples, fancy soaps, loofahs, pedicure kits and scented bath salts languishing in your cabinets? Gather ‘em up and plan to use them. If not this month, when?
What about those unused craft and scrapbooking supplies? And home improvement materials? Fabric and sewing supplies? Yarn and knitting needles? Blank CDs? Office supplies? Candles? Art supplies?
Check your medicine chest, too; are there vitamins and supplements languishing there? Take a look around the closets and drawers of your home, and you might find a treasure trove just waiting to be used up and enjoyed.
Today’s Homework Assignment: Go on a scavenger hunt at home, and make a list of products you already have that you plan to use this month. Post some highlights from what you find in the comments section below. You know we’re all just dying to know what you unearth.
It’s a glorious new year, my friends – so wear your silk pajamas! Light the vanilla-scented candles, raid the liquor cabinet and drink the fancy brandy!