Tenner Week Spring Clean Feb / Mar 2018: Saturday

Tenner Week Spring Clean Feb 18 Day 6

Hello and welcome to the Tenner Week / Spring Clean weekend. Most of us are stuck indoors thanks to the bad weather, so we might as well get a few things done around the house.

Today’s activity is Skirting boards and floors. Most of us are pretty good at running a broom or a vacuum cleaner around the place on at least a semi-regular basis, but today it’s time to do give it the full spring clean treatment.

So let’s get the whole thing done by:

  • Moving furniture etc if needed
  • Dusting down the skirting boards and cleaning them with a damp cloth
  • Vacuuming carpets, then taking extra care with corners and edges
  • Sweeping, polishing or mopping hard floors

If you’re going to mop a floor today, remember you might need to dry the floor by wiping it rather than opening the windows. Unless you want a load of snow or freezing rain coming in (please don’t do that…).


What’s happening here

I ventured out in the snow yesterday to take some things from a previous declutter to a charity collection point, but managed to stay out of the shops on the way back. It’s got to that point in the week where it’s very tempting to spend a few quid, but I’m hanging back just a little instead in case we need a few more groceries over the weekend.

We’d run out of snacks and bread rolls, so I made some brioche burger buns with sesame seed topping to have with our dinner, and a batch of coconut and chocolate muffins. Both recipes were slightly improvised because we’ve run out of the exact ingredients, but both were very tasty. Thank goodness.

Today I’m going to clean all the downstairs floors, and I’ll do the kitchen floor with a wet mop and detergent followed by a dry mop for quicker drying time. Most things we had planned this weekend have been cancelled, and I don’t know if the trains will be running, so there won’t be too many distractions.

Once again, the lousy weather and a bit of cookery improvisation mean that no money has been spent out of the budget, so things are looking good so far this weekend.

Total spent so far: £0.00.


Are you finding it easier to reduce your spending this week? Or have you been hit with extra expenses, or the sudden urge to do some online shopping?


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  1. Dear Penny,
    Thanks for your nice little words. I messed up my all Challenge as I couldnot do the cleaning tasks : Too sick for doing anything. The fancy brioche looks great, can you post the recipe ? Dear, I loved the book “The no-spend year challenge”. I do not regret every penny invested in the book as It gives you lots of great ideas for not spending on things that are free anyway. A great lesson of life. She was so courageous undertaking the challenge for a whole year. I highly recommend it for reading. I also recommend you another one to give you some ideas for new challenges this year : The 30 day challenge book – 500 ideas to inspire your life. I am sure that you can do some on a weekly basis. Let me know if it help you. One good thing is that I stayed comfortable at home, so my little 10£ is still in my purse, I shall save it for the next Tenner Challenge. Lots of love, PAt

  2. Hiya Pat, if you were ill I don’t think that counts as messing up. You just have to take your time and get well again. Thanks for the book review – it sounds excellent and I will have to get around to reading it later this year. I’m putting together some new 30-day challenges at the moment (shhhhh, don’t tell anybody) so I’ll avoid reading the other book in the meantime in case the other author thinks I’ve run off with their ideas 🙂 Glad you managed to save your whole £10! P x

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