The 7 Day Challenge – Summer Crash Course

Today we are revealing the 4th piece of our Seven Day Challenge puzzle: THE SUMMER CRASH COURSE!

In order to make the Seven Day Challenge easier for everyone to participate (including BEGINNERS) we are going to use the summer to do a crash course. No – you’re not in summer school but you will be cramming! hehe.

Each week for the next 10 weeks we will be focusing on revamping, adding, and simplifying all of our 10 BabySteps with either new research or things we have learned since we wrote them all last year. This is our one year anniversary month and boy have we learned a lot in the past year! The BabySteps are the BASIS for the BabySteps Checklists we send out every 2 weeks via email. The checklists help you gather your food storage over a year, while the actual BabySteps are the research and information organized on the site.

Each week expect the 2 following types of posts:

Early in the Week:
A post explaining the revisions found on each of the Babysteps including a list of the best posts on that topic.

Later in the Week:

A “Beyond the BabySteps” post with more detailed information on the BabyStep we revised earlier that week.

We wanted to include all the new participants and also give some of our long-time readers some new stuff, so be ready for some fun learning to help you get ready for the Seven Day Challenge coming this fall!

SPECIAL NOTE:

Make sure to check back often because in the midst of these posts, we’ll also be revealing more puzzles to the Seven Day Challenge!


  • You can still sign up! It hasn't started yet … but it might be coming soon!

  • Jocelyn Robertson

    Is it too late to join the challenge? I'm a newby, but with your binder I think I've made some great progress – would like to give it a try.

  • Jocelyn Robertson

    Is it too late to join the challenge? I’m a newby, but with your binder I think I’ve made some great progress – would like to give it a try.

  • You can still sign up! It hasn't started yet … but it might be coming soon!

  • Jocelyn Robertson

    Is it too late to join the challenge? I'm a newby, but with your binder I think I've made some great progress – would like to give it a try.

  • Amanda, make sure that you signed up to receive the binder “updates for life”. Your confirmation email from your purchase should have a link to the signup page. We will be sending out all the updates from over the summer within a few weeks so you won't miss anything!

    Great tips on the non-food items too. That's an area I need to work on for sure.

  • I purchased the ebinder the other day & I was wondering if it has been updated to include all the additionals ya’ll have come up with. By the way this is just an awesome site!!!!

    Last night my son & I built a HUGE shelf. We organized all our stuff. I discovered that my plastic storage tower makes a great organizer for the extra medicines, chapsticks, cough drops, etc. And I took my yaffa blocks apart (yes, I still have my some college dorm room stuff!) and they make amazing organizers for the tall tops. I put the shelf against our open basement steps so I & the kids can reach the top. the blocks make a great containment & wont’ let things fall off the sides or back. All the toothpaste, toothbrushes, pads/tampons, shampoo, soap, conditioner are on the top & even my youngest can reach it from the steps without an danger of falling. No more trips running wet through the house to get shampoo/conditioner/soap! I can now safely send someone else! πŸ˜‰

    Also, I wanted to share I am an organic gal, but when my neice & 2 nephews came to live with us funds were tight. Walgreens often has great products for less than a dollar. I noticed that the coupon section would have 1 dollar off coupons. I bought many big name brand products that normally cost 4-5$ for only the tax. I also bought 10-20 papers to get the coupons to take advantage of those sales. Sometimes there was a limit but with the 6 kids I gave each a basket with their coupons, money & items, let them purchase a pack of gum for the few people who had an issue with me utilizing the multiple deals. I never did this if the limit was per family only per person. Boy, some people REALLY get mad. I really thought is was jealousy though! πŸ˜‰ But, keep your papers/coupons in a baseball card organizer for easy findings by type (face, meds-tummy/first aid, soap, shampoo, condit. Walgreens will also do mail in rebates & you can get an extra percentage if you let them send it to you in a gift card instead of cash. I just used the card for items needed/ran out of but not on sale cause they won’t let you use rebate/register coupons with the gift card. I normally bought vitamins since there were so many of us.

    Honey

    • Amanda, make sure that you signed up to receive the binder “updates for life”. Your confirmation email from your purchase should have a link to the signup page. We will be sending out all the updates from over the summer within a few weeks so you won’t miss anything!

      Great tips on the non-food items too. That’s an area I need to work on for sure.

  • I purchased the ebinder the other day & I was wondering if it has been updated to include all the additionals ya'll have come up with. By the way this is just an awesome site!!!!

    Last night my son & I built a HUGE shelf. We organized all our stuff. I discovered that my plastic storage tower makes a great organizer for the extra medicines, chapsticks, cough drops, etc. And I took my yaffa blocks apart (yes, I still have my some college dorm room stuff!) and they make amazing organizers for the tall tops. I put the shelf against our open basement steps so I & the kids can reach the top. the blocks make a great containment & wont' let things fall off the sides or back. All the toothpaste, toothbrushes, pads/tampons, shampoo, soap, conditioner are on the top & even my youngest can reach it from the steps without an danger of falling. No more trips running wet through the house to get shampoo/conditioner/soap! I can now safely send someone else! πŸ˜‰

    Also, I wanted to share I am an organic gal, but when my neice & 2 nephews came to live with us funds were tight. Walgreens often has great products for less than a dollar. I noticed that the coupon section would have 1 dollar off coupons. I bought many big name brand products that normally cost 4-5$ for only the tax. I also bought 10-20 papers to get the coupons to take advantage of those sales. Sometimes there was a limit but with the 6 kids I gave each a basket with their coupons, money & items, let them purchase a pack of gum for the few people who had an issue with me utilizing the multiple deals. I never did this if the limit was per family only per person. Boy, some people REALLY get mad. I really thought is was jealousy though! πŸ˜‰ But, keep your papers/coupons in a baseball card organizer for easy findings by type (face, meds-tummy/first aid, soap, shampoo, condit. Walgreens will also do mail in rebates & you can get an extra percentage if you let them send it to you in a gift card instead of cash. I just used the card for items needed/ran out of but not on sale cause they won't let you use rebate/register coupons with the gift card. I normally bought vitamins since there were so many of us.

    Honey

  • penny

    I’m sorry but I feel confused! I’m not sure what I’m following. Are we still doing the baby steps? I have been following that for 7 months now and I have done everything!!! I think what your doing is such a blessing to thousands of people. I’m telling all my friends that they should stock up and it is mutiplying. Thank you so much, truly.
    Blessings,
    Penny

  • Mindy

    I’m having a hard time figuring out the steps here also…if it’s to get more clear and understandable over the summer….great! Appreciate all you all do and your enthusiasm while doing it!

  • penny

    I'm sorry but I feel confused! I'm not sure what I'm following. Are we still doing the baby steps? I have been following that for 7 months now and I have done everything!!! I think what your doing is such a blessing to thousands of people. I'm telling all my friends that they should stock up and it is mutiplying. Thank you so much, truly.
    Blessings,
    Penny

  • Mindy

    I'm having a hard time figuring out the steps here also…if it's to get more clear and understandable over the summer….great! Appreciate all you all do and your enthusiasm while doing it!

  • Shreela

    Whoever wins this contest will have truly earned it. I’ve been as confused by this contest as I am when I watch Lost.

    • It will all become clearer over the summer. We are just teasing it right now. Don’t worry! The idea is to give yourself a challenge and to succeed to prove that you are prepared for an emergency. All the things going along with it are to help you get ready, and to encourage you to spread the word about the challenge. It will be fun, we promise!

  • To be short … yes … to be long … there is some exciting stuff along these lines that we will be posting in a few weeks!

  • It will all become clearer over the summer. We are just teasing it right now. Don't worry! The idea is to give yourself a challenge and to succeed to prove that you are prepared for an emergency. All the things going along with it are to help you get ready, and to encourage you to spread the word about the challenge. It will be fun, we promise!

  • Shreela

    Whoever wins this contest will have truly earned it. I've been as confused by this contest as I am when I watch Lost.

  • Thank you so much for all you ladies do!! Are you going to be updating the checklists binder to reflect the baby step revisions?

    • To be short … yes … to be long … there is some exciting stuff along these lines that we will be posting in a few weeks!

  • Thank you so much for all you ladies do!! Are you going to be updating the checklists binder to reflect the baby step revisions?