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Use what you have.........

We live in a world of abundance and instant gratification.

All we have to do is bring up the amazon app search for what we want (need) and push a button and it will be at our house in less than 48 hours in most cases. Craving a cheeseburger? Bring up the app and order ding dong it arrives in minutes. We have so much stuff.

  • A fully stocked pantry

  • A packed freezer

  • A makeup cabinet full of samples and bottles of things we needed.

  • A closet full of clothes

  • A phone full of apps.

  • A library full of books

  • Drawers full of towels and sheets

  • A phone full of apps and games.

  • Closets full of decor for your home

I could go on for hours of just the things we have to much of. So 2023 (starting now) we are using the "USE what we have" attitude. There are so many areas we can do this in. How many of you have books that are unread but you keep buying more. Are you stocked up for the end of the world? Shampoos, TP, Paper Towels, canned goods.

How to get started?

Take inventory. I am starting with going room to room and writing down what I have. At the same time I will be making donations. If I haven't used it for more than a year I am going to donate. Especially home Decor, towels and sheets. I will also be going checking expiration dates on spices, canned goods, medications and if I have had cosmetic items for more than a year they need to go.

Freezer, Refrigerator and Pantry

After taking inventory and getting rid of expired items. Make a meal list of everything you can make with what you have. Then plan it out on a menu. Prep anything ahead you can.

Get creative and use everything you can. Make it a game. Challenge yourself to empty everything without buying much at all.

Clothes and Jewelry.

Again inventory: how many pairs of jeans can you wear at a time, shoes, earrings? How many sizes do you have? I highly suggest trying everything on and getting rid of things that you will never wear again. If you have clothes that are way to small or too large GET RID OF THEM. Clothes that are too big are a permissions slip to gain weight, to small can be unrealistic. Same thing with shoes and jewelry How many pairs of black shoes and silver earrings do you need? How often do you wear those 5 inch heels?

After you do the inventory: create outfits with jewelry and take pictures. Again make it a game and get creative.