Here we are, Day 2 of the No Spend Declutter challenge! Since yesterday’s task may have been a doozy, today’s task is quite a bit simpler. Yahoo!
Day 2 Declutter Task:
Today, we’re going to evaluate our cleaning supplies. Yes, we’re going to assess our supplies. Haha! Pull out all of your cleaners and tools and make a note of items you need to replenish. This is important to do because we’re going to clean as we go along each day. It’s no fun realizing you’re out of something halfway through the task!
This is also a perfect opportunity to put everything together in one easily accessible spot.
Simply Frugal has a few homemade cleaner recipes that may interest you! Here they are:
- DIY Natural All-Purpose Cleaner
- DIY natural Soft Scrub
- Super Citrus Cleaner
- 3 Ingredient Drain Cleaner
- Homemade Dryer Sheets
I’d love to know what your favourite cleaners and tools are in the comments below!
Day 2 No Spend Task:
Before we get too far in to the No Spend Challenge, I thought today would be a great day to go over some ways we can set ourselves up for success. After all, it’s one thing to tell ourselves we won’t be spending money on all the things we normally do, and actually following through. Here are two steps to your No spend success:
Step 1: Write down your goal
It’s time to get clear on what your goal is with the no-spend challenge. Is it to pay off debt? Save for a new home? A trip? (when we can travel again…) A more positive relationship with money? Great! Write down your goal on a piece of paper! Put that piece of paper somewhere where you will see it every day. It will help you stay motivated and keep you moving forward.
Step 2: Think about your obstacles
You will definitely want to consider the obstacles you will face throughout the No spend Challenge. For example, I anticipate the obstacles that I may encounter are my family members (kids) and meal time fatigue. (I just want to get takeout!)
In order to overcome these particular obstacles, I will have to have a conversation with my kids about what we are doing and why. Get them on board and remind them it’s not forever. Also make sure they know necessities will still be allowed. As for my meal time fatigue, I could have a list of super easy meals that everyone likes on hand for those tired days. Or, I could perhaps, allow myself one night of take out and support a local business.
You may need to unsubscribe from store emails if you are tempted by sales. Or maybe you need to avoid certain places (the mall, craft stores, home décor stores) in order to eliminate your obstacles.
Regardless, it’s important that you know what your obstacles will be so you can be successful at reaching your goal.
What is your goal with the No Spend Challenge? What are some of your obstacles? Let us know in the comments below!
I will be posting each task in the Simply Frugal No Spend Declutter Challenge Facebook Group. This is where most of the discussion will be happening.
I will also be posting random progress reports throughout the challenge over at Instagram! Follow me on Instagram @simplyfrugal and use the hashtag #nospenddeclutter to get updates and see what others are up to during the challenge!
If you do not use social media, I would love to read your comments on each task, right here, below each challenge post on SimplyFrugal.ca!