This summer we have spent time cleaning out – lots was tossed and donated. We even had a tag sale! We also went through our bills and eliminated, reduced and replaced. Here is some of what we did.
We came to the realization we have too much stuff, much of it usable but too much for the two of us. So on one of those 90+ hot humid weekends, we had a tag sale. We cleaned out the basement, garage, and everything in between. Earlier in the year, I didn’t believe that we had enough stuff, but you can see we did.
We cut the cable to basic and slashed our bill in half. With one simple call and by the end of the call, the TV channels disappeared and the bill was cut in half. So now we have broadcast basic channels. We set up other options for streaming live TV channels as well as access on demand shows and movies. If you have followed me, you know we use the library for many services and Hoopla is one. We can watch movies for free from the comforts of our home.
We reassessed our car insurance and made some changes, reducing our bill. We switched electric companies to reduce our bill even more. Another thing in life that you need to stay on top of to save the most.
Yes, we had a lot more time this summer with Dave being home for 4 months and this helped us to achieve all of this. He put his time at home to good use. For us, less stuff means less stuff to clean, a more relaxing home as you enter each room, etc., and more CASH in our pocket. Our goal is to have a calm, peaceful retreat from the outside world in our home.