Savings they are something I have been trying to work on this year. In fact, I've even set up a new blog Simply Saving to try and talk about some of the bargains I find alongside some saving tips.
However, that doesn't mean I'm going to stop talking about money over here and to just prove that point I am kicking off this Friday by telling you all about the Summer Saving Challenge, I am taking on with Shepherds Friendly.
What is the Summer Saving Challenge?
It is quite simple really, over 6 weeks, Shepherds Friendly are asking you to make 3 changes to see how much you could save.
These changes can be as big, or small as you want.
You could look at:
- Cancelling subscriptions you never use.
- Turning off your lights when you leave the room.
- Car share.
- Getting a smart meter.
- Swapping going to the gym for a home workout.
- Giving up your morning coffee from a coffee shop.
Just to name a few ideas.
You Have your Three Ideas what Next?
Especially for the Summer Saving Challenge, Shepherds Friendly have come up with a savings sheet. This allows you to keep track of your challenges and how much you are saving, daily, weekly and overall.
Hopefully seeing how much you are managing to put away, will help you look at ways you can keep on saving, once the challenge is over.
Which challenges am I Taking on?
While I am still to start my challenge I thought it would be interesting to share with you on day 1 the ideas I have for the following 6 weeks.
The first two weeks, I am definitely going to be looking over the subscriptions I have going. While we use a lot of them, I also know I have some which I've signed up to as I want to partake in what they offer. However, I have never got around to using.
For the second fortnight, I am thinking about turning things off. Not just the lights, but also all electronics. This one really comes to mind as I've been having issues turning the taps off of late (thanks health). So I've been letting the water run away and I'm sure I've been doing that with the pennies as well.
Lastly, I want to do more research when I go to buy things. Look up price comparisons, check for vouchers all the whole deal for the final fortnight of the challenge.
Will you Join Me on the Challenge?
I would absolutely love it if you followed me on this money saving challenge. Each week I will be sharing a post across my social media giving you a bit of an update on how I am doing and I would absolutely love if you got in contact and let me know how you were doing as well!
I will also be popping up another post at the end of the challenge to let everyone know how I have done. I am crossing my fingers it all goes well!
So what do you think of this challenge with Shepards Friendly, will you be giving a go as well?