Quote of the Week: The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu
If you’ve been wanting to declutter your home, now’s the time to do it! During Lent, I’m doing the 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge, and I’m doing a serious declutter of our home. This challenge has been around for years, but I’ve never felt like I was quite up to it. This year, I’m going to give it a go!
Want to join me? Check below for details about the challenge, and the Organizing Moms Community group. We’re all working through the challenge together, and I’d love it if you’d join us!
Now, onto the organizing inspiration!
Saving Money With an Instant Pot
It’s been a while since we bought our Instant Pot, but it’s probably already paid for itself by making cooking at home so much easier (and keeping me away from the drive-thrus!).
One way we use the Instant Pot to save money is by using it to cook dried black beans.
This week I spent $1.75 on dried black beans from the bulk bins at our grocery store. I brought them home, cooked them in the Instant Pot, and ended up with 4.5 big jars full of cooked black beans!
I use leftover jars from canned peaches we buy at Costco for storage. After cooking the beans, I let them cool in the jars in our fridge over night. Then, I can freeze them right in the jars!
I like using the jars because they have measurement marks on the side of the jar, and I don’t have to worry about plastic leaching into the food while it’s still hot.
This method isn’t for everyone, but I thought I’d share! We go through a lot of black beans in our house, so this method is a real money saver!
40 Bags in 40 Days
Learn all about the 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge and our community Facebook group here: 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge.
Invite Your Friends!
If you’re doing the 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge, feel free to invite your friends to join us! You can share this post on your FB page, and even tag people if you’d like. The more the merrier!
Free/cheap Kindle Books That Look Promising
How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind – on sale March 1 & 2!
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How to Build a Decluttering Habit
Download the Declutter 101 Process Printable
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