As we’re nearing the end of February, I thought it’d be a good time to start a new Tenner Week budgeting challenge and it starts officially on Monday the 26th of February. It’s often a very tough month, financially speaking, so many of us could use an opportunity to cut back a bit.
In fact, it’s one of the busiest times of the year for many debt charities, so let’s all help each other out and share our best money saving tricks and tips.
The theme this time around is Spring Cleaning. It just feels right to have a big clean and tidy up now that the days are getting longer and brighter, and a bit of decluttering is well and truly in order – so let’s go for it. [In fact, I’m tempted to do a Tenner Week Spring Clean on an annual basis because I feel like this by the end of pretty much every February. What do you reckon?]
While the official start date is going to be the Monday, I’ll also be doing an optional Sunday Stocktake exercise this weekend so that anyone who wants to can get their food and their cleaning products sorted out. There’ll be a day-by-day schedule for the week here up on the Sunday too, so you can look ahead at the daily activities and get more of an idea of what we’ll be getting up to.
If you like, there’s an optional TV Diet too, where you cut your hours in front of the television to a maximum of four for the week. Handy if you think you’ve been doing too much tellyboxing recently and fancy freeing up some more time for other things.
Who’s up for a bit of hardcore budgeting and some spring cleaning? I like the idea of keeping nice and busy during the week.