What Small Things will you do this week 21/02

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When we start out on the DFW trail we do loads of "big stuff" that makes quite a difference to our situation.  These include having our lightbulb moment, cutting up the credit cards and cancelling Sky and the gym.


But once we have done the bigger stuff, we often feel that we are not making the same amount of progress, when in fact the small steps are helping us form good financial habits and helping us get closer everyday to staying in control and becoming debt free, or staying debt free. 

Examples could be hanging washing out instead of using the tumble dryer or leaving your purse/wallet at home to avoid the risk of spending.   
So be proud of those small steps, they really are important 😀
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  • ziggy2407ziggy2407 Forumite
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    Good Morning everyone

    Hi to all of the regulars and a BIG welcome to all the newbies, this is a really FAB thread with so many lovely, caring, considerate and supportive people.

    Back to some sort of normality now DS is back to work, todays plans:

    Check Bank & make PAD - Done
    Ironing - 
    Swagbucks - 
    Re-share referral codes (every little helps)
    Enter a few comps - 
    Purge a few emails - 
    Read -  
    All meals from cupboards/fridge/freezer - 
    Check: PMP, WinaDinner, Freejackpot (referral available £1 giftcard when you sign up, free daily draws and a mega monthly draw) 

    Have a good day! 

    C x 
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  • foxglovesfoxgloves Forumite
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    Morning Ziggy & everyone else,
    Today will be a very routine Monday with the usual money saving bits:
    *Laundry - maximising use of 30° cycle.
    *Make dough for pizza & rolls.
    *Leftover slow cooked ham for lunch & to top pizza.
    *Usual Monday morning budget updates.
    *Admin, inc a few financial bits.
    *Surveys.
    *Cast on next use-it-up yarn stash socks for another free pair.
    *Leftovers from freezer for tomorrow's packed lunch.
    *Try to locate missing cat toys instead of buying new.
    *Check on seedlings.
    Wishing everyone a good start to the week. 
    F x
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  • Deb4Deb4 Forumite
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    Morning everyone hope you are all okay.

    today I will/have done
    all food from cupboard - going to Mum's for tea
    check on line bank
    post parcel
    put washer on
    Phone about car to see if it's fixed

    take care

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  • twiggy86twiggy86 Forumite
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    Morning all. I hope everyone had a nice weekend. 

    So today I have/will:
    • Check banks 
    • Check credit report 
    • Turn microwave off at the wall 
    • Make lunch to take to work 
    • Take letter to work so I can log in to mortgage account 
    • Update spreadsheet with weekend's spends 
    • Go to gym at lunch (credits already purchased)
    • Call somewhere about LPG
    • Walk pooch to shop for a couple of bits needed 
    • Snap receipt  
    • Dinner from stores
    • Parcel up old Virgin equipment so I can return 
    • Continue gift crocheting (finished a fire engine yesterday!)
    I think that's everything for today. I hope you all get off to a good start to the week! 

    Twigs 
    Starting again..
  • Bagpuss741Bagpuss741 Forumite
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    Today I have/will

    1.  Checked online banking
    2.  Paid bills
    3.  Meals from stores
    4.  Sort meal plan and online shop ready for delivery on 3rd March (I do lidl one week and then an online shop the next as it keeps the cost down)
    5.  Washed and disinfected cat bowls and mats, washed all her bedding and soft toys
    6.  Duolingo Welsh
    7.  Scan laptop with free antivirus
    8.  Surveys
    Tesco: £1097.00, Vanquis: £2188.74, Very: £500.07, Next: £1532.54 M&S: £1829.25. As of 1st February 2023
  • Deb4Deb4 Forumite
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    - Cooking tonight - generally meal planning these days and trying to cut down on take always and eating out!  :o


    I really need to do a meal plan had a look yesterday but I'm not sure were to start, it's probably making it hard then it should be :#

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  • BlueJ94BlueJ94 Forumite, Ambassador
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    Deb4 said:

    - Cooking tonight - generally meal planning these days and trying to cut down on take always and eating out!  :o


    I really need to do a meal plan had a look yesterday but I'm not sure were to start, it's probably making it hard then it should be :#
    I find it easier to have a look a look at what I fancy and then write some ideas down I could also use from spares from the dish if that makes sense? 
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  • edited 21 February 2022 at 5:35PM
    RedredrobinRedredrobin Forumite
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    edited 21 February 2022 at 5:35PM
    can i ask what surveys people do ?

    I already meal plan as a result i don't need to shop this week although there will be some interesting combinations by Sunday .

    After clearing my debt completely i have slipped a little so intend to spend this year sorting it out [again]

    contacted sky to reduce my package , cant reduce it any more until september 


  • DawnWDawnW Forumite
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    Evening all :)
    Thanks for starting us off @ziggy2407 :)
    Today I have / will:
    Dog walk
    Kitchen clean up
    Hoovered through downstairs - it wasn't raining, so dog went out in the garden so I could do it. He doesn't like rain or the hoover, so have been a bit limited when I can do it lately :D
    All food from home
    Post office this afternoon
    Wind has dropped at last! Heating off, stove alight and curtains drawn
    I need to check the banks and update my spreadsheet.
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