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    • fedupandskint
    • By fedupandskint 29th Dec 11, 1:27 PM
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    2012 100 Day Challenge
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    • 29th Dec 11, 1:27 PM
    2012 100 Day Challenge 29th Dec 11 at 1:27 PM
    Following on from the last couple of years I thought it was time to start a nice new New Year thread

    This thread has helped me a great deal and also the lovely kerrywoman and gothrockchic

    Now can it help you too?

    The last few challenges have focused on not buying something that's a habit for 100 days. Now this has worked well and something else developed too.

    Concentrating on using up what we have stashed away first of all then finding a feeling of joy in using something up and creating a space in the cupboards and drawers and so on

    Then it became a happy habit to put £1 into a pot everytime something was used it. I did the earlier this year and saved up £40+ which I put towards a new coat. When I bought the coat I had a very big smile on my face when I thought about how I had saved up for it instead of constantly spending on shopping tv beauty offers.

    This is the first year in a long time when I don't have any outstanding spending in shopping tv and that's a good feeling

    I've got there at last - conquered one of my demons It took a couple of years to get there but I got there in the end.

    My ideas are these. What do you think?
    1. 100 days of not buying of not doing something thats a habit.
    2. Use up as much as we can from the stocks
    3. Put £1 in the pot everytime you do - save it up for a treat you really want (not the one you habitually buy)
    Everyone's welcome, there's no membership list. However, there is a cost if you want to contribute - the £1 into the pot each time so of the stocks are used up. If this doesn't apply then there's no cost at all!
    NSD Oct 1/31 2015 GC £1440 clothes no spend Oct 1/31
    final unsecured debt to repay currently £12249.33
    VSP no.121 £108.65 SPC no.16
    Proud to be Dealing With my Debt
    DFW Nerd 1154 Long Haul 155
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    • fedupandskint
    • By fedupandskint 23rd Jun 12, 2:45 PM
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    I have used up a tube of handcream

    I bought a new body spray, a half price bottle of summer glow to replace the avon one about to run out and also succumbed to a 4 bottles of shower gel reduced to 55p from £2.20 which I like for holidays and after exercising. Ok went a bit mad on 4 but still got 4 for the price of 1. At least that's me stocked up on shower gel for quite a long time and I will not buy any more now until I'm onto the last one!
    NSD Oct 1/31 2015 GC £1440 clothes no spend Oct 1/31
    final unsecured debt to repay currently £12249.33
    VSP no.121 £108.65 SPC no.16
    Proud to be Dealing With my Debt
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    • gothrockchic1
    • By gothrockchic1 23rd Jun 12, 5:59 PM
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    I have a confession to make ...

    I just brought myself a Lush box that I promised myself after paying off my credit card this week. So I am back in game as I have 25 doubles of shampoo conditioner and loads of shower gel that I will use.
    Make £2016 in 2016 £298.48/£2016
    Make £5 a day - July £11.08/£155
    • gothrockchic1
    • By gothrockchic1 28th Jun 12, 10:03 PM
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    Hi all, thats a perfume sample and a lip balm used up £2 to the pot.
    Make £2016 in 2016 £298.48/£2016
    Make £5 a day - July £11.08/£155
  • NewLeaf
    oh please let me join, i love using stuff up! i Used up a carmex lip balm and tharted my Mom from buying anymore laundry soap today when she has about 3 unused containers at home
    Mortgage: £280,752/ £262,515.84
    hmrc:£16760/£5,480.20
    evil credit cards: £41,208/ £37,841
    Car: £18,800/£13,101.18
    Weight 13.9/ 12.6 -1 stone 3
    saving for refurb £2000/£700 1 July 2013
    • fedupandskint
    • By fedupandskint 29th Jun 12, 6:39 AM
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    fedupandskint
    oh please let me join, i love using stuff up! i Used up a carmex lip balm and tharted my Mom from buying anymore laundry soap today when she has about 3 unused containers at home
    Originally posted by NewLeaf
    Of course you can join. Welcome NewLeaf!

    Please let us know how you get on. Also some of us put a £1 in a pot each time we use something up off our banned list to spend the total on a treat at the end of the challenge.

    I spent some of mine on a new pair of trainers. Good result there!
    NSD Oct 1/31 2015 GC £1440 clothes no spend Oct 1/31
    final unsecured debt to repay currently £12249.33
    VSP no.121 £108.65 SPC no.16
    Proud to be Dealing With my Debt
    DFW Nerd 1154 Long Haul 155
    • magni
    • By magni 29th Jun 12, 11:09 AM
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    I used up a sample of moisturiser so that's another £ in the pot
    100 Day Pot £13
    £2 coin saver #205 £40 banked and £22
    Weekly Spend
    June NSD 9/10 DFW Nerd 54
  • NewLeaf
    Ohh ok I will put a £1 in the use up pot. This is exciting. I have about 50 opi nail varnishes I may never see the end of though. I think they are multiplying!
    Mortgage: £280,752/ £262,515.84
    hmrc:£16760/£5,480.20
    evil credit cards: £41,208/ £37,841
    Car: £18,800/£13,101.18
    Weight 13.9/ 12.6 -1 stone 3
    saving for refurb £2000/£700 1 July 2013
    • gothrockchic1
    • By gothrockchic1 1st Jul 12, 3:36 PM
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    Its been a good week used up a Body Butter, Conditioner and a Deodrant.
    Make £2016 in 2016 £298.48/£2016
    Make £5 a day - July £11.08/£155
  • NewLeaf
    I used up a carmex lip balm. £1
    Mortgage: £280,752/ £262,515.84
    hmrc:£16760/£5,480.20
    evil credit cards: £41,208/ £37,841
    Car: £18,800/£13,101.18
    Weight 13.9/ 12.6 -1 stone 3
    saving for refurb £2000/£700 1 July 2013
    • fedupandskint
    • By fedupandskint 5th Jul 12, 7:08 PM
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    A small eye cream and a hair product used up
    NSD Oct 1/31 2015 GC £1440 clothes no spend Oct 1/31
    final unsecured debt to repay currently £12249.33
    VSP no.121 £108.65 SPC no.16
    Proud to be Dealing With my Debt
    DFW Nerd 1154 Long Haul 155
    • magni
    • By magni 17th Jul 12, 5:00 PM
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    I've fallen off the wagon and spent quite a few £ on makeup and skincare I have been in holiday mode and with 2 weeks off work with 1 week away I just couldn't resist However I did buy some lovely stuff. I am now firmly back on the wagon and shouldn't have any more blips. At least until my birthday comes round in August
    100 Day Pot £13
    £2 coin saver #205 £40 banked and £22
    Weekly Spend
    June NSD 9/10 DFW Nerd 54
    • fedupandskint
    • By fedupandskint 18th Jul 12, 8:44 PM
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    fedupandskint
    We're coming up towards the end of the challenge soon - think its somewhere around the 8th August. I'll check back for the date at some point this weekend.

    As for me I have used up a body lotion, deoderant, mini shampoo and body spray.

    Everything is well under control and not stockpiling anything at all
    NSD Oct 1/31 2015 GC £1440 clothes no spend Oct 1/31
    final unsecured debt to repay currently £12249.33
    VSP no.121 £108.65 SPC no.16
    Proud to be Dealing With my Debt
    DFW Nerd 1154 Long Haul 155
    • fedupandskint
    • By fedupandskint 18th Jul 12, 8:48 PM
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    fedupandskint

    How did it go for you?

    100 days start Monday 9th April and finish on 15 July

    Let's see how we get on and build on our progress
    Originally posted by fedupandskint
    Got that totally wrong then!

    The challenge finished on Sunday 15th July

    How did you all get on?

    I did pretty well, have not stockplied anything, used up plenty, got plenty on the £1 pot which I'll continue with now the challenge is over.
    NSD Oct 1/31 2015 GC £1440 clothes no spend Oct 1/31
    final unsecured debt to repay currently £12249.33
    VSP no.121 £108.65 SPC no.16
    Proud to be Dealing With my Debt
    DFW Nerd 1154 Long Haul 155
    • fedupandskint
    • By fedupandskint 19th Jul 12, 2:11 PM
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    fedupandskint
    Continuing the using up theme - a spray leave in conditioner and a footcream now gone!
    NSD Oct 1/31 2015 GC £1440 clothes no spend Oct 1/31
    final unsecured debt to repay currently £12249.33
    VSP no.121 £108.65 SPC no.16
    Proud to be Dealing With my Debt
    DFW Nerd 1154 Long Haul 155
  • tiddles2986
    Joining my first challenge!!
    This looks like a good one for me!! I have loads and loads of toiletries just sat in drawers and boxes so I'd like to join and have toiletries on my banned list. That and trashy magazines, I easily used to spend £5 a week on them. Gave them up for lent so heres another go at it for even longer!! I've even got a cute money box I got as a birthday present last year where my £1s will go
    NATWEST -£873.24, CC 1 -£359.67 / 2400.00, CC 2 -£1533.03 / 1600.00, CC 3 -£1800 (BT 0% interest for 20 months, ends March 2014) TOTAL DEBT TO SHIFT AS OF 20/07/12 £4565.94
    100 day pot £0 - 1 debt vs 100 days £0/£873.24 (started 22/07/12)
    • magni
    • By magni 28th Jul 12, 8:32 AM
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    magni
    I managed to use up 13 items in this challenge but I probably bought at least another 13 when I fell off the wagon I have since hopped back on the wagon and have almost used a sample of night serum and some small pots of moisturiser are getting close

    Are we having a new challenge?
    100 Day Pot £13
    £2 coin saver #205 £40 banked and £22
    Weekly Spend
    June NSD 9/10 DFW Nerd 54
    • fedupandskint
    • By fedupandskint 29th Jul 12, 4:52 PM
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    fedupandskint
    Its time for me to step away from the challenge. I am doing fine now after almost 4yrs of this. I can step away and manage on my own now. I have monitered this over the last challenge and have been fine.

    I hope someone else picks the baton up and keeps it going as I know how much its helped me get where I am now.

    A big thank you to everyone who has joined in along the way including GRC for keeping me company on the other challenges and magni for starting it all off in the first place

    Good luck one and all!
    NSD Oct 1/31 2015 GC £1440 clothes no spend Oct 1/31
    final unsecured debt to repay currently £12249.33
    VSP no.121 £108.65 SPC no.16
    Proud to be Dealing With my Debt
    DFW Nerd 1154 Long Haul 155
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