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24 for 2024

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  • flamingo747
    flamingo747 Posts: 928 Forumite
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    I must make a list so I can note down the progress towards it, but I'm waiting on an organiser to be delivered!
    Married 40y.o. mum of an autistic 11y.o. Carer/SAHM.
    OS '24 Fashion On The Ration: 0(34 preloved)/67 coupons used - OS '24 Declutter Challenge: 633/500 items gone 🏅 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 - Now aiming for 750!
    Feb GC: (1st-29th inc) £161.45/£495
     ((OS 2023 Decluttering: 740 items 🏅 🏅 🏅  🌟 . OS 2023 Fashion on the ration: 14/15 used))


  • tinkerbelluk
    tinkerbelluk Posts: 841 Forumite
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    @suzeesu2000 Love the idea on 24 new outfits! I must admit as I work from home I'm constantly in Jeans or joggers, so I totally get where you're coming from.
    You laugh because I'm different - I laugh because you're all the same
  • suzeesu2000
    suzeesu2000 Posts: 854 Forumite
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    @suzeesu2000 Love the idea on 24 new outfits! I must admit as I work from home I'm constantly in Jeans or joggers, so I totally get where you're coming from.
    Mad isnt it? I have a wardrobe full of beautiful clothes and I never wear them! On the positive side, at least they arent being worn out!

    Saving 1 animal wont change the world - but it will change the world for that 1 animal

    Weight loss challenge 2024 - 1st quarter goal = 15/24lbs
    Pantry challenge 2024
    24 for 2024 challenge
    Prepping….the new world
    Make do, mend, minimise
  • tinkerbelluk
    tinkerbelluk Posts: 841 Forumite
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    Yeap I'm the same @suzeesu2000 but mine are all a little snug at the moment 🤦‍♀️ Having given mine some thought I've changed some so my official list now stands at:

    • Answer 24 journal prompts of self-discovery and awareness
    • Build 24 Lego sets
    • Complete 24 hobbies (e.g. colouring, cross stitch, puzzels etc.)
    • Complete 24 things of master to do list
    • Deep Clean / Declutter 24 areas
    • Do 24 things with family and friends
    • 24 Donations to charity / Foodbank
    • Enter 24 competitions per day on average per month
    • Get rid of 24 items from loft / Garage 
    • Go for 24 walks or bike rides over 30 mins
    • Have 24 fun family adventures
    • Have 24 no phone / ipad evenings
    • Learn or do 24 new things
    • Learn and use 24 new words correctly!
    • Lose 24lbs
    • Play 24 board games
    • Practice 24 mins of mindfulness each week
    • Read 24 Books
    • Save £2024 over the year
    • Sell 24 things on ebay / booty sites
    • Spend 24 mins each week organising photos
    • Treat / do something for myself 24 times 
    • Try 24 new recipes
    • Watch 24 films / documentaries
    You laugh because I'm different - I laugh because you're all the same
  • nellis10
    nellis10 Posts: 1,350 Forumite
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    THis sounds like a really fun challenge, so I am in, if I may!
    And clearly I am going to be stealing all my ideas from the fabulous ones I've read so far!!

    1. 24 minutes of walking per day
    2. 24 NSDs per month
    3. 24 lbs lost
    4. Another 24 lbs lost (this is a cheat but I do need to lose it all!!)
    5. Take lunch to work 24 times per quarter
    6. 24 minutes of budgeting and planning per day
    7. Earn at least £24 per fortnight on prolific
    8. Try 24 new recipes
    9. 24 Trips to Recycling center with declutter
    10. Save £2024 in cash from grocery challenges
    11. 24 alcohol free days per month
    12. 24 MAX Takeaways in 2024! (This will be the most difficult one!!)
    13. See 24 sunrises on my daily walks
    14. See 24 sunsets on my daily walks
    15. Drink 2l of water 24 times per month
    16. Save 24 of each type of notes
    17. Burn 24 candles in 2024 (easiest one of all, I have loads of little ones to use up lol)
    18. Create a To-Do list 24 times per month
    19. Save £24 per month into Premium Bonds (will be £25 as that's the minimum you can buy)
    20. 24 hours of gardening per half year (Starting off gently)
    21. Pay at least £2024 off my mortgage per month (it's my BIG 2024 goal to clear the mortgage in 2024!)
    22. 24 press-ups per day ( :# )
    23. 24 things to be grateful for each month
    24. 24 things decluttered per month

    Looking forward to seeing everyone's successes!! 
    2024 Challenges
    • Grocery Budget (January £0/£300)
    • Decluttering (Underway!)
    • Frugal Living (January £0/£500
    • 24 in 2024 (0/24)
  • tinkerbelluk
    tinkerbelluk Posts: 841 Forumite
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    @nellis10 some fab ideas, so much so, that I may have already added some to my potential 25 list 🤣
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  • CMD79
    CMD79 Posts: 751 Forumite
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    Loads of really good ideas from other people, so I have amended a few too. Final list:


    1.      Find 24 things to be grateful for per month - note in 5 year diary
    2.      Dedicate 24 minutes per day in self-care and take 2h 24 minutes to myself per week!
    3.      Swim 24 lengths per week and go to the gym 24 times per month
    4.      Drink 2024 glasses of water in 2024 and less than 2024 cups of tea!

    5.      Complete 24 NSDs per month in 2024
    6.      Maximum grocery shop spend £2024 in 2024
    7.      Make a concerted effort to complete 1% debt repay 24 times and debt free by Xmas 2024
    8.      Check-in with my finances 24 times in 2024

    9.     Do 24 social things in 2024 - New activity / arrange an activity with friends / to make friends
    10.   Plan 24 family visits
    11.   Plan 24 days of annual leave for holidays/travel
    12.   Go to 24 places / enjoy 24 experiences with husband and daughter in 2024

    13.   Complete 24 crafts from stash
    14.   Read 24 books
    15.   Practice Digital Art 24 times in 2024
    16.   Learn to crochet 24 times!

    17.   Complete 24 Big Projects
    18.   Dedicate 24 minutes per day decluttering AND 2h 24mins to cleaning the house per week
    19.   Declutter 2024kg of crap
    20.   24 things per month to improve my marriage

    21.   Have 24 WOW moments at work and post these on LinkedIn (and get promoted!)
    22.   Focus on my novel for 2h 24 minutes per week and submit 24 pieces of writing to somewhere!
    23.   Make an extra £2024 and Spend less than £2024 on Groceries
    24.   24 hours of CPD in 2024

    I have made a really good start on some of this list too, so I'm feeling really positive so far...

    Best wishes everyone xx

    November 2023

    I'm always in it, it's only the depth that varies....

    Current debt: £10,806.75
    Debt free date April 2025 (though expecting this to come forward)


  • weenancyinAmerica
    weenancyinAmerica Posts: 1,226 Forumite
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    Okay. How do you keep track of items with multiple steps or ideas? How do you post how you are doing - weekly, monthly? Do you do spread sheets or just a list and mark them off as they are completed. I understand about putting 1/24 after the entry when you have finished one step on it, 2/24 when you finish the second, and so on. But what is the best way to keep track  of things like" learn 24 "old school" ways of doing everyday things? Can you post some suggestions for this as it sounds intriguing? I have started a file in excel. For the items which involve listing what I have done, I have started a separate sheet for those with a list or where I want to go, read, or do, so I can remember. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  • tinkerbelluk
    tinkerbelluk Posts: 841 Forumite
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    I use Onenote so I have a page for each item and then list them as I complete them along with the running total, like this. I also log them in a section within my bullet journal so I have it to look back on and there's more detail on things, such as what I've learnt etc.

    I know previously, people have used notebooks, excel etc. I just think you need to go with whatever works for you.

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