Tenner Week November 2015 starts tomorrow, with the theme of saving money and getting ready ahead of the festive season. Here is the daily schedule for this Tenner Week challenge, plus an optional Sunday Stocktake for today to help you get ready.
Tenner Week Festive Prep Schedule
- Sunday Stocktake – today, optional
- Day 1 (Monday): Weekly menu
- Day 2 (Tuesday): Xmas menu + zero spend day
- Day 3 (Wednesday): Gift budget and list
- Day 4 (Thursday): Home spa / relax day
- Day 5 (Friday): Decoration plan
- Day 6 (Saturday): Homemade day (gifts, cards, decorations etc)
- Day 7 (Sunday): Bake ‘n’ freeze day
If you need a reminder of the Tenner Week rules, you can check the Tenner Week challenge home page. There’s also an optional TV Diet, which I’m doing this time around. If you haven’t done one before, you have a ration of four hours of TV or film that you can watch at home during the week.
Sunday Festive Prep Stocktake
This Sunday Stocktake is in two parts. First, work out all the food and drink you have for this week, and anything you might want to keep yourself occupied. Have a look round the kitchen in the fridge, freezer and cupboards and make a list of everything you could use in tomorrow’s menu for the week. Make a note of whatever you have to use.
Also think about books you haven’t read yet, gift vouchers and supermarket points you could redeem for things without spending any money, tickets and passes you already have, toiletries or beauty products you could use and so on.
Then, it’s on to the second part, which is to do some festive stocktaking. Think about whether you have any craft materials for making decorations, cards, wrapping paper, gift tags, or home made presents. Also have a look around the kitchen for ingredients for festive foods (sweet or savoury) that you could make at the weekend and maybe freeze. Finally, have a look through any festive decorations you might already own, and look at what’s in need of cleaning, repair or replacement.
Calling all thrifty bloggers
If you’re a blogger and you’re joining in with the current Tenner Week Challenge, send me a message if you’re posting about your own Tenner Week. The best ones can be featured here on the blog as we go along. Alternatively, tweet about your extreme budgeting exploits using the #tennerweek hashtag.
Good luck everyone, and see you on Monday!