Wednesday, July 4, 2012

40 Days to a Clutter-free Home Update - 07/04/2012

I'm three days into this challenge, and I think that I am doing an excellent job at staying on track with the tasks outlined in the challenge.

Day #1: Utensil Drawers
Items De-Cluttered: 11

Day Two: Food Storage and Dishes/Serving Platters, etc
Items De-Cluttered: 27

Day #3: Cooking/Baking Items and Appliances
Items De-Cluttered: 14

Total Items De-Cluttered for Days #1-3: 52!!!!
(22 items ahead)

2 Challenges for the month of July!

I will be doing two 'challenges' for the month of July!  One is a pantry challenge with Jessica at Good Cheap Eats!  For the Rogers' family this means eating from the pantry, and trying to use up what we already have.  We will be trying to stay out of the stores, and only eating out once per week.  I'm going to try to clean out our pantry and the freezers as well.
And the second is '8 Weeks to a Less Cluttered Home' with Stephanie at Keeper of the Home.  I am going to follow the plan as Stephanie has laid it out, however, Joe and I do not have children yet, so there are a few days I will be getting off easy, but that's okay, I still want to try and get rid of the recommended 10 items per day, but we'll see, I've been on a getting rid of kick for a while now.  Hopefully I can find 400 more things to get rid of!

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July!
Enjoy the fireworks tonight as you celebrate our independence as a nation!

ALDI Deals, Starting July 5th, 2012

Here are some of the deals this week at ALDI...
  • Thursday July 5th ONLY: Roseland Fresh Pork Shoulder Steaks $2.19/lb
  • Breakfast Best Buttermilk Waffles 10 ct 12.3 oz $1.29 ea
  • Burman's BBQ Sauce Honey, Hickory, or Original 18 oz $0.89 ea
  • Carlini Olive Oil Cooking Spray 5 oz $1.79 ea
  • Fresh Gourmet Croutons Country Ranch, Butter and Garlic, or Cornbread .5 oz  $0.99 ea
  • Happy Farms Cheese Singles American or Swiss 12 oz $1.49 ea
  • Happy Harvest 3 Bean Salad 15 oz $0.99 ea
  • Kirkwood Chicken Breasts 48 oz $5.49 ea
  • Kitchen Living Salad Spinner 6 qt $8.99 ea
  • Kitchen Living Mandoline Slicer (white or black) $4.99 ea
  • Little Salad Bar Flat Leaf Spinach 9 oz $1.69 ea 
  • L'oven Fresh White Hamburger or Hotdog Buns 12 oz $0.79 ea
  • Nature's Nectar All Natural Limeade 59 oz $1.99 ea
  • Sea Queen Value Pk Wild Caught Salmon Fillets 32 oz $7.99 ea
  • Season's Choice Whole Onion Rings 16 oz $1.99 ea
  • Southern Grove Pine Nuts 3 oz $2.99 ea 
  • Stonemill Essentials Crushed Red Pepper 2.5 oz $0.99 ea
  • Stonemill Essentials Salt 26 oz $0.35 ea
  • Tuscan Garden Croutons Cheese Garlic, Caesar or Seasoned 6 oz $0.99 ea
  • Tuscan Garden Marinades Assorted Varieties 12.25 oz $0.99 ea
  • Tuscan Garden Real Bacon Bits 2.5 oz $1.39 ea
  • Tuscan Garden Tortilla Strips Santa Fe or Lightly Salted 3.5 oz $0.99 ea
  • White Mushrooms 8 oz pkg $0.89 ea
  • Yellow Onions 3 lb bag $0.99 ea
  • Multicolored Peppers 3 pk $2.89 ea
  • Grape Tomatoes $1.19/pint
  • Baking Potatoes 5 lb bag $1.79 ea
  • Zucchini 24 oz pkg $1.29 ea
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