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    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 18th Dec 16, 4:46 PM
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    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2017
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    • 18th Dec 16, 4:46 PM
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2017 18th Dec 16 at 4:46 PM
    For those who haven't popped by this year's Crazy Clothes Challenge thread in the past few days, or perhaps are yet to join us; I've agreed to take over the running of the challenge from somerandom, who may not be able to visit MSE as much in the coming year. I'll be taking over from January, but thought that I would start the thread now as a number of other challenge threads for 2017 are already up. That and I may not be too clever on New Year's Day!

    With the price of clothes now rising at the highest rate since 2010, there's never been a better time to join us and reign in the spending. How you do this is entirely up to you. Here are some ideas that members have used in the past:

    - No clothes spend weeks/months
    - Charity shop spends only
    - Essentials only
    - Spending only money made from selling on eBay etc
    - Spending contingent on weight loss
    - Simple monthly or annual budget
    - A combination of two or more of the above

    Your budget can be as little or as much as you want; last year, our budgets ranged from zero to £600. If you don't know where to start, then estimating how much you've spent on clothes in 2016 and aiming to shave 10% (or another percentage of your choosing) off of it may be useful. Anything you can save is a plus.

    It's never too late in the year to join; you can work out what you would like to spend in a year and pro rata it for the months/weeks remaining of 2017.

    Many of us found that even if we didn't spend as little as we wanted, we were putting more thought into our purchases - hopefully no more looking back and thinking, 'I don't know why I bought that top/pair of trousers/shoes' or whatever it may be.

    If you would like to join us, simply post below and I will allocate you a number. If you have a preference, let me know and I will give you that number if it is available. I will try my best to add everyone as quickly as possible, but should I manage to miss anyone (say if you haven't had your number within 3 or 4 days) please pop me a PM and I will get you added.

    Happy saving


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    Last edited by Former MSE Jessica; 02-05-2017 at 3:13 PM.
    Sealed Pot 10 #520 ~ ~£66.55/£100
    VSP 2017 #9 ~ £41.40/£250.00
    CCCC 2017 #1 ~ £179.71/£120.00
    EF #170 ~ £500
    Xmas 2017 #25 ~ £5/£365
    365 Day Penny Challenge #4 ~ £17.31/£667.95
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    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 4th Jul 17, 10:19 PM
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    Kim_13
    Sent one of the tops back as it was faulty. Resisting ordering another as it was a bit disappointing for the money.
    Sealed Pot 10 #520 ~ ~£66.55/£100
    VSP 2017 #9 ~ £41.40/£250.00
    CCCC 2017 #1 ~ £179.71/£120.00
    EF #170 ~ £500
    Xmas 2017 #25 ~ £5/£365
    365 Day Penny Challenge #4 ~ £17.31/£667.95
    • Jo Blogs
    • By Jo Blogs 8th Jul 17, 9:42 AM
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    Good morning folks

    Nothing much to report except that I still haven't spent any of my yearly clothing budget, and seem to be enjoying a simpler approach of using the clothes I have with a lovely mix and match twist . I've also managed to swap a few bits with a friend, so we both got some new stuff without actually having to spend
    Saved Nitty Gritty £7440.75 [149%] / £5000-[Aug] £58.44 for the 'Save 12k in 2017' #157
    2017 Womble #35 £3463.27 July NSDs 19/15CCCChl 7/12 months
    July PPChl#002 Pts 71
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 13th Jul 17, 11:13 AM
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    somerandom
    Bought an "emergency" pair of Sketchers the other day - my sandals broke when I was out - £40 to add to total.
    No Clutter to be seen 2017
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2017 £321.56/£365
    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 13th Jul 17, 12:08 PM
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    Kim_13
    I have since ended up with another £5 top (ordered it online for someone else but it didn't fit.) Decided I liked it and it fitted me so I've kept it.

    I had to buy a pair of trainers but I don't know whether to add these. I think I counted shoes last year but I'm majorly over budget as it is!
    Sealed Pot 10 #520 ~ ~£66.55/£100
    VSP 2017 #9 ~ £41.40/£250.00
    CCCC 2017 #1 ~ £179.71/£120.00
    EF #170 ~ £500
    Xmas 2017 #25 ~ £5/£365
    365 Day Penny Challenge #4 ~ £17.31/£667.95
    • Eltee12
    • By Eltee12 13th Jul 17, 4:09 PM
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    Eltee12
    Hello


    #11 total now £143.89/£300 had to buy replacement trainers and some walking-to-work comfy shoes because I now do more walking on the way to work (in my comfy shoes)...


    El
    PAYDBX 2017 #45 £768/£1,968 = 39.02% paid;
    2017 AFD 123/200: Jan - June = 123
    CCC #11 £143.89/£300 - no spend months: JAN-APRIL
    Mortgage-free since 2013
    • somerandom
    • By somerandom 22nd Jul 17, 10:19 PM
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    somerandom
    My head was turned by a special offer on Fablou bags.... bought a beautiful teal one - £45 .

    Also bought a Boden cotton shirt £2 - CS.

    Visited a friend this afternoon & helped her declutter her flat - we came across a pair of brand new shoes that don't fit her & she gave them to me as a thank you
    No Clutter to be seen 2017
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2017 £321.56/£365
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