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Updates on our homeschooling family with ten children, a handful of chickens, a couple horses, three bunnies, and six cats. Visit our website at PeacefulHome.net


Grocery Spending

Food Only

Oct 2010 - $231.39

Nov 2010 - $998.22

Dec 2010 - $340.29

Jan 2011 - $855.15

Feb 2011 - $203.17

Mar 2011 - $916.52

Monthly Average $590.79

Weekly Average $137.85
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

WFMW- Basement Update #1

As I posted last week, we are overhauling how we store things in our basement. Bryan and I try to work down there for about 20 minutes every evening. Little-by-little, it's really starting to look better!

To date, 4 trash bags and one box of trash have been taken out, plus 3 bags donated.

I just have to gush a bit on the boxes we bought for the job:
These are wonderful! They stack beautifully and are the basis for the "walls" I'm creating in our new storage "room."

I've bought both the Sam's Club version (heavy duty) and Wal-mart's (regular). For the additional $1.50 or so, the Sam's Club version is a clear winner. Set up is MUCH quicker and the boxes are more substantial. The cost is about $16.50 for 10 boxes. We started out with 10 heavy-duty and 10 regular. Now we just plan to buy 10 every time we run errands at Sam's (every month or so).

The numbers on the boxes coordinate with the file box I am creating. Toys have a different numbering system (the 100's). No one can see in to them, so hopefully there will be no un-authorized snooping!

For more details on this system, check out Emilie Barne's Survival Guide for Busy Women.

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