Friday, 3 August 2012

100 day challenge - No buying clothes.

I have just come across the '100 day challenge' of no buying and I have decided this is just the motivation I need to start saving some money and stop spending it on stuff I genuinely don't need.
I'm not going to start until I go back to university in September as I don't want to have to worry about money during summer and during my holiday but I'm adamant I can complete this!
I have a gorgeous wardrobe full of clothes yet I just keep on buying!

I'm going to do it as a personal challenge so I'm going to make up the rules for myself. I know it will more than likely run through Christmas so I need to have a few rules for that.

- Money can be spent on other people for things such as Christmas or birthday presents.
- Make up and beauty products can be bought ONLY if the previous one has run out.
- No clothes can be bought at all. Not online, not in the sale, not in charity shops, not at all.
- I should try and get rid of clothes to charity shops/ sell clothes on eBay if they're not worn.
- I can buy food, things for uni, go out with my friends etc, just no clothes, accessories, things for my bedroom, things for the hell of it.
- If I see something I really want, I'm going to write it down and blog about it, then when I've done the 100 days I can look back and see if I really needed it at all.
- If I'm bought a present that's fine :)

I recently celebrated my 21st birthday and my cousin bought me this 'Terramundi' money saving pot. It was one of my favourite presents and the meaning behind it is lovely!


It is a china pot where the only hole is the money slot at the top. The point of the pot is that you put money into it and you cannot get it out unless you smash the pot.



 You aren't allowed to smash it until the pot is full, and then when it is full you must make a wish and smash the pot. There is already a fortune coin inside the pot when you get it which you cannot see until you smash it. I plan to fill mine with only £1 and £2 coins, and occasionally £5 notes if I have one spare.


I need to fill out this card and start saving!


My boyfriend Joe's 21st birthday was last week so I got my mum to buy him a blue version so he could start his saving too! We both quit smoking recently too which is another reason to save. I plan to put the money in which I would be spending on cigarettes, and also the money I would be spending on clothes and accessories. Hopefully me and Joe will fill our pots up at about the same time and then can treat ourselves to a holiday away or something!


Thanks for reading :)
What do you think of the 100 day challenge?
Could you ever do it?
I'm really looking forward to saving some money and clearing out my bedroom!
Love Dani
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19 comments:

  1. ooh I definitely need to do this.. doubt I could stick to it though haha! x

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    1. I think I actually NEED to do it, I'm so skint and have so many clothes as it is!
      Wish me luck haha :)
      x

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  2. I love the idea behind that money jar! I was looking at them in my local Tesco megastore the other day and you've inspired me to go out and see if they still have the design I liked!
    Following you back :-)
    Louise x

    www.confettiletters.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes you should get one, so worth it and such a nice idea!
      And everytime I get a £2 in my purse I just think 'yay another one for the jar' haha! :)
      x

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  3. i need to give up shopping too! i just can't. i'm following you now. if you get a sec, would love to know what you think of my latest post!

    http://supposeishouldblog.blogspot.ie/

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    1. Haha it will be such a struggle!
      Okay I will check it out now for you :)
      x

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  4. This is a brilliant idea! I am going to do this challenge, I keep buying clothes and don't even wear them, would love to see how much I save. I will start this tomorrow as I already went to topshop today and bought a dress I didn't need lol. :) x

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    1. It's such a good idea isn't it!
      Let me know how you get on will be interesting to see how other people are getting on with it!
      Haha I do that all the time :(
      x

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  5. I'm pretty sure I succeeded with this challenge because I'm too broke to spend in the first place! As soon as I get some money though I'm going to try this...for real. I LOVE your blog Dani, keep it up! -Ezi ikintoo.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha yes at this very moment I'm not buying anything cos I'm skint, but the real challenge will be when I go back to uni and get my student loan in!
      Let me know when you start it again :)
      Aww thank you!
      x

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  6. Thank you for your comment on my post :) Yes Hertfordshire is a lovely place!

    I could never go 100 days without buying clothes haha!

    www.pinkyvintagexx.blogspot.com XX

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    1. I do like living here :)
      Haha I don't know if I can but I like the challenge!
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  7. I don't think I could ever go 100 days without buying clothes or make-up. I absolutely have no willpower! Good luck with your challenge :)

    Stop by and check out my blog :)
    http://dawndugong.blogspot.com

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    1. I will be testing my willpower!
      Haha thank you :)
      x

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  8. I am also on a spending ban, although I feel like mine is going to be forever after just buying my very own first home.

    It makes me feel slightly better to know that others are also in my position!

    We can do this!

    http://style-x-notes.blogspot.co.uk/

    Bex. x

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    1. Aww yeah I need money to pay my rent etc!
      We CAN do this together! :)
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  9. I love your saving pot!
    Well done for quitting smoking! my bf and I always keep a jar for spare change about and use the money we save for holidays, we had a week in Rome last year and 10 days in Paris the year before. All paid for in small change that we had saved. It really does help work! But thats all over now as we just bought our first home together.
    I may be joining you on a spending ban (but not until the January sales are over)
    xoxo

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  10. The jar is a brilliant idea - love the idea of being able to go on holiday with what is essentially loose change! :)
    good work so far and good luck with the rest of the challenge!
    I'm not spending but i've only told myself til Christmas... then i'm allowed to go a bit crazy for a week in the sales and will see after that! ;)

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  11. What a cute jar! I'm doing the challenge too!

    www.sonandstar.blogspot.com

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