So, last July, I counted up my “bank” (pitcher in the china cabinet), spent the money on Craftsy classes, and pledged to do even better this year. And then I didn’t.
I didn’t notice at the time, but my spending/buying habits changed a lot. I was still recovering from the first knee surgery, and then had the second in September, so I was driving less and shopping in stores less for most of the year. I’m trying to declutter here, so I said no to lots of stuff while I was shopping. When I did treat myself, it was to clothes and shoes, mostly bought online, so no change back. I had fewer Etsy sales, so fewer trips to the Post Office and nearby coffee shop.
I think I probably saved a lot of money, but that poor pitcher stayed nearely empty! So apparently this savings method is no longer for me.
Check out the Piggy Bank Challenge at Val’s Quilting Studio to find others who were much more successfull!
July 8, 2017 at 7:51 PM
Perhaps you just need to do it a different way. I have given up fancy coffees so perhaps that cost, if this works for you, could go into the pitcher?
July 9, 2017 at 1:05 PM
Hi Valerie. I don’t shop much either and my husband does the grocery shopping…so change is not collected in my little pig and much as he gets collected in his jug….but I always seem to come up with $50 bucks or so. Thanks for you funny post and glad you recovery has progressed well.