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By the end of the year you will have one plump bucket!

[Editor’s note: Kinda-sorta-but-not-really related, you could also try my .00 bill savings trick :)] This is the easiest challenge of them all as it only requires you to do a couple of steps once, and then step back and let the system work for you!

Not necessarily a “savings” challenge per se, but it will definitely help with your mindset if one of your goals this new year is to de-clutter and/or keep things simple.

The blogger behind this one (Colleen) started an entire site around it with the goal of getting rid of unutilised items in her house to de-clutter every wardrobe, bench, shelf, under bed, pantry and garage space by giving away, throwing away or selling GOOD LUCK!! But then if you count DVDs and books maybe I could do it. My Mrs doesn’t mind fortunately but maybe it’s because we live in a relatively small place so there is junk everywhere, despite a decluttering attempt last October time, so less clutter makes things easier to tidy (not that I don’t help out with that of course! Another round of selling/donating is coming up very soon methinks!

Some days you’ll have a ton of it to add to the pot, while others nothing at all (especially if you’re doing challenge #2! And if you don’t find that quite challenging enough, up it a level and put all *single dollar bills* into the jar instead every night.

Just participated in a cool guidebook on new year’s resolutions a friend recently launched, and thought I’d share some of my savings challenges I included in it. You know, in case you’re still looking for some resolutions despite all 10,000 of us bloggers posting about them this week ;) Here they are: That may sound funny as you’re focusing on money going out rather than coming in, but I guarantee you after the first few days you’ll start double-thinking all those purchases you’re about to make.

And by the end of the 30 days you’ll have saved a lot more than you would have without tracking!

A lot of different ideas here, but really the only ones that matter are the ones you *take action* on ;) So hopefully you do – whether it’s your own, or one or two from here. ———— PS: If you like that piece of artwork up there, you should see my business card. I’d rather just sell then all and be done with it though :) I’ve always liked the penny/change jar. No spend challenge sounds the best though, you can’t argue that won’t save you a boat load of cash! Reply We are doing the 52 week challenge right now, putting in double the weekly amounts.

Reply I lasted only like a week when I first gave it a shot, but now I’m pretty good at looking around the house and asking myself what I can get rid of/sell/donate. I would love to enter that giveaway at Jeff’s site but I don’t want another savings account floating out there.

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