Happy March 1st & Hump Day! Another month is gone, how time is flying. Last month was amazing, thanks so much for all your comment and encouraging words on My Personal Debt Story & How to Create budget post. As I mention budgeting is going to be major part of my life in 2017. It will help me save money and become more money conscious.
I am one of those people who hates spending or dealing with change, lol! Whenever I go to a store and they give me change back I save it. I put change in all kinds of places, in the side of my door in the car, in the pockets or bottom of my purse, in my arm rest and other places.
About once a week I gather all of the change from my various storage places and place it all in one location, which is a plastic coin jar on my dresser. I have been doing this for a while and I’ve cashed in my jar about 5 times.
To get started you will need some kind of container any size to hold your coins, make sure it is something sturdy enough to hold the weight of the coins. Containers filled with coins can get pretty heavy.
- Choose how long you will save your change and what will you do with it once you’ve cashed it in. I usually save my change until my jar is full.
- Decide what you are saving your change for. This will motivate you from spending your change. Use the change to pay for thing you usually don’t do. Such as, Shopping, going out to eat or treating yourself by getting your hair or nails done.
- Don’t be disappointed if you don’t have a large sum of money the first time you cash in your change. As you continue you will save more and more. If your still not satisfied with your total savings, you may want get a bigger jar or save for a longer period of time.
- When cashing in your change make sure you use coin wrappers. This will make it easier to spend or deposit your change into your bank account. Pick up coin wrapper at your local dollars stores (Dollar Tree, Fred’s, Dollar General, etc…)
So how much money can you save? It depends on how long you save and the size of your jar. For example the Sharper Image Coin Jar pictured above once full cashed out to about $150 dollars! So save that change!