If you’re active on Instagram then you may have come across a challenge or two. The challenges are simple and it would require a post or answers to a few questions. I just think these crazy challenges are great to do! It brings a lot of engagement between users on different topics. Since these challenges are fun to do, you are being ‘seen’ by other users when you get tagged.
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So far I have been tagged in two challenges, one was the 7 Day B&W challenge. In this challenge, users post one black and white photo of anything for 7 days straight. You can view this link on Instagram to see who is currently doing the challenge, #blackandwhiteonly.
The second challenge I got tagged several times in is called 10 Crazy Things I Don’t Waste Money On #collab. You basically list 10 things you don’t want to spend money on. One example could be that you don’t want to spend money on Starbucks because you’re fine with brewing coffee at home.
Challenges like these bring on engagement, curiosity, and it has people be more open with their followers by sharing little personal details of their lives. While challenges are great to do, you may be overwhelmed if you try to do them all.
Whether I have been tagged in a challenge or not, I don’t do them for a reason. I get easily overwhelmed if I have one more thing to add to my to-do list. I also can’t handle too much social media. The last thing I need at the moment is additional stress because I don’t have the time to do everything.
If I don’t do challenges, then what’s the point of this article?
Well, I came across one challenge that really peaked my interest and it leads me to another challenge. Doing these challenges made sense to me because I basically already have it on my to-do list. What made me jump start on it were the comments that I read from other people that have done it or are currently in the process that really helped motivate me.
The first challenge is called Declutter Your Home.
I always tell myself that I need to get rid of stuff that I don’t need because it’s just taking up space. Also, because we’re all on this journey to make extra money, I knew I had a few things that I could sell online. I could definitely use the money to put towards preschool tuition.
Since time is always an issue for me, I can’t just put aside one day to clean out the whole house. That would cause too much stress for me since I’m doing the majority of the decluttering process. I put aside one hour each day to declutter a section of the house at a time. This way, I don’t feel overwhelmed and the tasks are more manageable.
So far, I have completed the kitchen and got rid of a lot of expired food items and junk mail. There were also a lot of toys I was able to get rid of in my son’s play area in the living room. Now, I’m in the process of cleaning out our bedroom. There were a lot of old clothes and socks that I was able to get rid of. Once I go through my son’s clothes, I’ll give them to my mom who will send them to the Philippines. All that is left are the important papers to organize and our bathroom. Then I continue on into each room.
I have to say that even though I just put an hour each day, it now feels so much cleaner and organized. I can’t wait to complete it and finally sell some items online.
The second challenge is called The Electronic Minimisation.
Here, you’ll spend 4 weeks decluttering anything and everything that has to do with electronics such as emails and backing up photos. I found the challenge from @Frugal_Me_Free on Instagram and it made sense for me to do.
Some of the topics that go along with this challenge are things that I have already done. In order to get rid of any temptation to shop, I unsubscribed from a lot of mailing lists like Macy’s. I now only have emails that I LIKE to read and the information I receive will somehow benefit me.
I’m halfway done with the first challenge and I can’t wait to start with the second one. I want to do one thing at a time even if it takes me a month. What matters is that I finish it.
Have you done a challenge that you found beneficial to do?
Helpful Resources that I’d Like to Share:
Below you’ll find my top resources for blogging, saving money & more!
Blog Resources: Here is a list of tools that I personally use for my own blog. See all the courses I took to improve how I blog and the list of plugins that help keep my blog running smoothly.
Save Money on Groceries: This has been such a struggle for me since day 1 and I always go over budget with grocery shopping on certain weeks. But as long as I stick with my plan, I have my shopping list, and I leave the boyfriend home then I’ll be fine.
$5 Meal Plan: This has been such a time saver for me! This relates to my resource above on grocery shopping. I struggled with meal prepping because I just don’t have the time to spend looking for recipes. I decided to try this out because I have seen popular bloggers mention it and curiosity got the best of me. The system sends me recipes and a shopping list weekly. The recipes are so easy to cook and it helps me save time.
Personal Capital: Do you know what your net worth is currently? Instead of logging into many accounts to track my net worth, I rely on one service. Personal Capital tracks your investments, expenses, and savings. The best thing about this? It’s free!
Free Printables: I went a bit crazy and created a bunch of my own printables that I use for myself to help keep me organized. I also find some amazing printables online that I’d like to share with you. You access everything if you sign up below. I’ll send you the password and the library is yours to enjoy!
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