Okay, so last week’s mission was to either wear, or get rid of, all the clothes you’ve never worn before. Or accessories, shoes, etc – like the half dozen stuff I was workin’ on. For those who gave it a shot – how’d you do?? To be honest, it took me a while to get in the right mindset. I didn’t even TRY until 3 days in ;) BUT, I’ll have you know that I succeeded in at least the wearing part! Even though the wifey thought I was weird for donning sunglasses & chains in my pajamas! Haha… But I didn’t leave the house much last week, so I had to take what I could.
Here’s how it turned out:
- Shoes — I wore both of them, two days each actually, and I’ve decided that I a) Love ’em! and b) really glad I forced myself to give them a shot because they pimped out my wardrobe a bit. My favorite dirty white shoes aren’t gonna be happy though.
- Clothes — Turned out my vest that I really liked to LOOK at didn’t fit so great anymore :( Seems I put on a few pounds over the 2 years it sat in my closet! Hadn’t considered that one… So unfort. I’ll have to put it up for sale here shortly. And then out of the two pairs of jeans in question, one will def. be kept around for longer, but the other was just way too baggy for my taste anymore. Which is interesting considering I had GAINED WEIGHT! Haha…
- Glasses & necklaces — First, something funny I realized – I have TWO PAIRS of those exact same glasses! Haha… I had picked them both up from the same store, but had forgotten I had the original pair in my car for whenever it was needed. And since they only cost like $2.99 I must not have really registered it. Guess it shows that I know what I like though ;) So I’ll for sure be getting rid of one, but I think I’ll keep the other in the car since it was kinda fun to wear – even if it wasn’t my fave. As for the silver chains I got over the years – one of those we’ll keep too, but the other just didn’t cut it. Felt like one of those girly “chokers”… in fact, it probably WAS one!
How’d you all fare?
Your mission this week: Figure out a way to save $50 bucks! Or, if you’re already cut back like crazy, do what you can to EARN $50.
I can’t tell if this is a hard mission or not (doesn’t seem like it? In 7 days?) but figured it was more challenging than $20 which DEF seems do-able, so let’s run with it ;) And you can do whatever it takes to get it/save it! No rules here really. You wanna stop eating out for a week? Great! Sell a few things off the walls? Okay! Whatever gets you to *stop* and think of new ways to get some cash flow going. Maybe you can start mowing a few lawns now that Summer’s here? That would work :)
Personally, I’m gonna try to either donate a crap ton more stuff to The Salvation Army (and get the write offs), or even better, come up with new ways to make money from all my sites/projects. I can probably save $50 by doing a bunch of 1-time things, but it would be much MUCH smarter to figure a way to keep this money flowing more continually. It’s the whole “passive income” treasure hunt we all want so bad. Just easier dreamed than DONE ;) But if I can spend a few hours coming up with a new method/idea to start trying out, I’d be damn happy about it (or maybe a way to SAVE money every week going forward?). Even if it means an extra hour of work a week – would be totally worth it, esp if you can make it scale. Worst case, I learn a lot and use my brain! And then I report back that I made $0.00 next week, haha… but it’s worth the chance.
Good luck everyone! If you come across any GREAT ideas, let us know so everyone can benefit from them. Maybe by next week we’ll all be a little richer?
(Photo by Dan4th)
Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!