Tenner Week Feb 2017: Day 1

Tenner Week February 2017 Spring clean Day 1 one Penny Golightly

It’s the first official day of our latest Tenner Week challenge, and the general theme this time around is Spring Cleaning. Today’s activity is a ten-minute Quick Kitchen Clean, and if you missed the rest of the schedule it’s here.

All you need to do today is pick one thing to clean in your kitchen, ideally a job you can complete in ten minutes or so. It all depends on your kitchen, and what you think is most needed.

You probably have a good idea already, but if you need a bit of inspiration then you could:

  • Wipe out the inside of your fridge
  • Clean the handles and front of a fridge or freezer
  • Run a cleaning cycle on a washing machine or dishwasher
  • Clean out the lint trap on a tumble drier
  • Sweep or mop the floor
  • Clean the sink or the hob
  • Sort out the contents of a shelf, drawer or cupboard
  • Clean the bread bin or tea or coffee canisters
  • Etc, etc

If you have more time, feel free to do as much or as little kitchen spring cleaning as you want.

It’s also a good idea to draw up a quick menu plan for the week, if you haven’t done one already. Make sure you remember to use the most perishable goods up first, to prevent food waste.


What’s happening here

I did my menu plan yesterday, and based it around getting at least five portions of fruit and veg every day. We’ll be having the freshest stuff first, starting off with some black bean salad burritos this evening. Hopefully they will be healthy and tasty at the same time.

My spring cleaning list will be to quickly sweep the floor, and to descale the kitchen sink with some distilled vinegar. We live in a hard water area and it needs to be done regularly, so I’ll just quickly get that out of the way while I’m making a cuppa.

The other plan for today is to try to manage a no spend day, to keep as much of that £10 note intact for as long as possible. I don’t think we’re about to run out of anything in the next 24 hours so that should be a good thing to aim for.

Do you need to save some cash this week? Time for a little spring clean too?




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  1. We generally meal plan on a Sunday as it is but it was definitely worth doing it with a focus on exactly what was in the pantry etc because apparently I have bought a lot of tins of chickpeas recently and partial bags of pasta have been multiplying in the dark.

  2. Hiya Meg, it’s amazing what starts building up in those cupboards, even if you think you’re really organised. Know exactly what you mean about those tail ends of pasta, noodles, rice…!
    Penny x

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