What I do when I live life cheaply and how I got here. Hvad jeg gør nemt er også sjovt.
Ett billigt liv över hela världen och hur det blev så.
Goodkoep en mooi; leuke dingen in het wereld. C'est magnifique, une vie pas cher. Alles was ich brauche ist billig.
Monday, 8 January 2018
The monthly tasks for 2018 will be the following:
Go through all leftovers and remains in
cupboards, storage, freezer, and fridge. Use everything dated by the previous year, look especially
February: Jewellery and valuables
I also do my annual financial net worth
calculation, estimating my annual budget and determining if it needs to be increased in February in preparation for the annual tax declaration.
Go through all clothes in the wardrobe, try
everything on, hang back if it fits. Pack all clothes that doesn’t fit in a
“your time will come” box. Inventory everything left in the wardrobe. Hopefully something will be left - but then if not, I had nothing to wear anyway. I will keep a list of all clothes I buy this year.
April: Camping, sports, summer equipment
Most of us are outside more in the summer
time than in winter and spring. Now is the time to go through everything. Air
your sleeping bags, all of them. If you don’t want to air it – do you really
want that sleeping bag?
Clean every cupboard in your kitchen. That
means empty every shelf in every cupboard. Only put back into the cupboard what
you have used during the year, that works, is clean (cleaned) and of good
quality. Put all questionable items, nicked porcelain, more than twenty plastic
containers to store food in and anything else you don’t understand in your “on
the way out” box.
June: Winter clothes and bedding
Clean, wax, impregnate, air and hang back
into the wardrobes all cold weather or winter clothing. Air all bedding,
blankets, mattresses, covers, etc.
Find all bags in the house, include
suitcases, rug sacks, reusable shopping bags and all handbags. Don’t forget
your exclusive new year’s clutch and your grand mothers handbag.
Clean each one of them. Open all
compartments, empty the content and brush the lining of each pocket. How many
bags do you have? Note the number.
Find all things in your house that needs
electricity to operate (easily recognised as it has a cable or needs
Clean your hard drive. Do a back-up of all
the content to USB, dics or cloud storage. Download all photos from your phone.
Print special photos. At least send the most important documents in an email to
Weather is forever changing and most should
get to used in a year. All shoes should fit comfortably, heeled, cleaned,
sorted and have functioning shoelaces.
October: Underwear and sleep wear
All underwear, including socks, lingerie
and night wear. Count it, assess each one for wearability. Put the worst ones on top after each laundry and try to wear them first, to wear them out. If you keep them for "laundry days" you will end up with only bad underwear.
It is time for sofa and tea, to go through
the book-shelf, appreciate each book you keep (re-reading it is the ultimate test although slow) or use it for
references. All other books - the advice is to sell or
donate which I know I will not be able to keep. I will also not be able to hold a goal of not buying any more books, or even one-in one out. But I will at least count all my books and I will keep a list of all books bought and brought in this year.
December: Presents and decorations
What are you giving away as a present? Sort
holiday decorations for all seasons, Xmas, Easter, Fall, Midsummer, birthday,
Buy what you need for Christmas in December at the sales in January this year - that is now! Go buy Christmas decorations. Not tempted? I don't blame you, packing it up is a pain.
I will also work on a longer Fucket-list for 2018 - including all the things I will not do this year. (Thanks Klahanie commenting on She who seeks for the idea!)