Jump Start Jan 2016: Tenner Week Day 4
Day 4 of our current Tenner Week £10 budgeting challenge is Mend It Monday. Time for some old fashioned thrifty money-saving stuff…
Let’s get mending!
All you have to do today is mend something around your home. Most of us have something that needs fixing up, for example:
- Sew a button back onto a coat
- Darn a jumper
- Fix a hem
- Re-hang some curtain hooks
- Polyfilla a crack or chip
- Glue some potter or china back together
- Re-stick some wallpaper
- Sand down some rough edges
- …and so on
If there’s nothing to mend, do some maintenance or altering of whatever you own. You could try:
- Taking up trousers
- Polishing or suede/fabric protecting shoes or boots
- Descaling the kettle
- Clearing a plughole
- Cleaning the kitchen or bathroom
- Feeding/watering indoor plants
Set a timer if you feel like you’re procrastinating. Whatever it takes, get that task completed – especially if it’s something you’ve been putting off.
What’s happening here
Today is my day for sewing buttons back onto things. I think I’m going to do that in front of a TV show after I’ve had my dinner later. If there’s time, I might also glue a piece of diamante back into some costume jewellery. I miss having that necklace to wear, so now’s a good time to bring it back to life.
Total TV watched so far: 1 hour, 48 minutes.
Total spent yesterday: £0.00 (I really did manage a zero spend day after all)
Total spent so far: £6.95
How’s your budget stretching this week? What are you going to mend today?