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The 2010 crazy clothes challenge

edited 3 January 2011 at 11:49AM in Debt Free Diaries
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edited 3 January 2011 at 11:49AM in Debt Free Diaries
Roll up, Roll up :D


leave your sanity & credit cards at the door & climb aboard for a one way ride to Thrifty Town :rotfl:

It's the 2010 Crazier than a Crab £100 Clothes Challenge :j

The rules are :

You pledge not to spend more than £100 on home clothes for yourself during 2010. If you wish to budget for your OHs or children then that's great & please feel free to update your spends on this thread but due to my own time constraints I will only be noting & updating totals for challengers, not the rest of the family.

I will update totals as often as possible but please would you post any updates in large/bold/coloured font so that it's more easily visible when reading through all the posts, thank you :D

Home clothes are defined as items that you specifically buy to wear in your own time.

Qualifying items are :

Tops, shorts, skirts, trousers, jeans, leggings, jumpers, cardies, tunics, dresses, blouses, shirts, hoodies, fleeces, waiscoats & little non essential jackets.

Non qualifying items are :

Lingerie, essential coats, socks, stockings, tights, swimwear, scarves, gloves & of course shoes & bags - They are accessories which is a whole different kind of challenge which I am not playing at :p

Total respect to those who's £100 includes all the above, I'll be trying my hardest too ;)

I need different clothes for work as do many others, but I dont think I can suggest a figure for anyone else's spending as it's so varied depending on what job you have. I am setting my own work clothes budget at £100 & will declare my spending on here but this is essentially the £100 home clothes challenge so I will only tell you off for home clothes extravagances :naughty:


Any gift vouchers or money received does not count within the £100 allowance & you may also boost your budget by selling / ebaying unwanted clothes items ...

However, as the reason for creating this challenge is in order to spend less money on clothes so that more money can be paid off the CC debt, then I would suggest that anyone with debts who makes any extra money from selling should use that extra money towards debt repayment.


I think that covers it so all you need to do now is sign away your sanity & join up .... I know you're scared & shy so I'll go first :

001 - Lula - £ 162.14p OD = so out :o
002 - sandycheeks - £100
003 - alison10011 - £100
004 - painted lady - £200
005 - Buffy - £ 81
006 - solventsoon - £100
007 - sarahb123 - £000
008 - learn2cope - £96.01p
009 - LilySue - £ 39.42p
010 - redsquirrel80 - £ 23.40p
011 - Nottoobadyet - £ 97.50p
012 - Chickywiggle - £ 24.02
013 - Souk08 - £ 000 = OUT
014 - elfen - £ 71
015 - makeup - £ 45.86p
016 - oreo7504 - £90.40p
017 - kipkip - £100
018 - Queen.Bess - £100
019 - Kerfuffle - £73.68
020 - Chuggingtongirl - £53.34p
021 - picasso2 - £ -13.00
022 - luxor4t - £121
023 - natsing - £61 CREDIT :j:A:T
024 - miss_cosmo - £100
025 - Circling the Drain - £ 000
026 - museumworker - £ 4.75p CREDIT :j:A:T
027 - moneysavingmonkey85 - £ 50.60p.
028 - Mum2one - £100
029 - Flying Friesan - £ 95
030 - wit40iwtwan - £ 76.40
031 - ladymoon - £100
032 - toolittletime - £100
033 - Knitty78 - £64.73p
034 - stay calm keep knitting - £100
035 - Nessa56 - £ 65.50p
036 - firestronaut - £107.40p
037 - little_miss_moneysaver - £173.01
038 - puss14 - Oz Style $129 CREDIT :j:A:T
039 - Primula - £100
040 - Puddleglum - £100
041 - cat4772 - £150
042 - ashia - £100
043 - gratefulforhelp - £ 000 = OUT
044 - Luckycharm - £ 62.50p
045 - gilly41 - £100 + OH £100
046 - flippin36 - £100
047 - alli_baba2 - £186.90
048 - cannp123165 - £ 98
049 - Hollypolly - £100
050 - Shrimpy_80 - £ 28.50p
051 - Mariel - gracefully bowed out, having cleared debts :cool:
052 - dobs - £100
053 - TeetersOnHeels - £100
054 - Mumofjusttwo - £100
055 - purple_angel - £100
056 - raven-333 - £ 35.14p
057 - Miss_cosm0 - £100
058 - SarahNeedle1872 - £ 95
059 - ColleenPamela - £100
060 - toshvaldo - £100
061 - teabythesea - £100
062 - DianneB - £ 57
063 - trex170104 - £100
064 - La Diva - £100
065 - cookiedough38 - £97.01p
067 - Swinstie 73 - £ 000 = OUT
068 - Jewelleryfan - £200
069 - PurpleJay - £100
070 - Amatheya81 - £100
071 - rictus123 - £ 90
072 - Jodda - £200
073 - *Jellie* - £100
074 - trying_2_be_good - £ 86.83p
075 - Butti - £150
076 - catchooky - £86.50p
077 - queenpig - £122.02p
078 - verynewmoneysaver - gracefully retired
079 - niksyg - £ 33
080 - sallyx - £100
081 - clairewop - £100
082 - LizzieS - £ 180
083 - pammyj74 - £93.50p
084 - bethg2009 - £ 75
085 - Pipsmum - £ 61.90p
086 - JohnnieStar - £ 96.50p
087 - loopychriss - £ 97
088 - jm28cardiff - £100
089 - Miss_Marple - £100
090 - fuzzybear01 - £145
091 - laurasavon- £ 51.61p
092 - 98jdougl - £176.50p
093 - twiglet - £100
094 - NGlady - £133.99)
) 95 - Blonde Ambition - gracefully retired
096 - raphanius - £100
097 - mel5king - £200
098 - JaneLiz - £ 66.00
099 - JayneC - £ 92.01p
100 - Noselfdiscipline - £ 82
101 - Jaydee36 - £100
102 - Lollypop75 - £093.26p
103 - chops22 - £ 85.87p
104 - Carrieon - £139.02p
105 - Gemmzie - £150
106 - Velma - £100
107 - little_star - £100
108 - Magpye - £60.75p
109 - NAEFAGS - £100
110 - jasmine lotus flower - £94.05p
111 - franby64 - £ 39 CREDIT :A:T:j
112 - BlimusOreilly - £ 82
113 - summertea - £100
114 - lysasparkles - £ 0 <
115 - Mavvysmum - £124
116 - sarahangel - £ 52.50
117 - faybee - £100
118 - finspang - £200
119 - savvystudent - £100
120 - michelle45 - £100
121 - Avogirly - £100
122 - lexielou7 - £99.25p
123 - ashbtvs - £ 91
124 - gingerwhinger - £100
125 - sabs10 - £100
126 - Dinah 93 - £100
127 - Silver Co - £79.01p
128 - helen jelly £375
129 - smarterbytheminute - £ 72
130 - Suziebea - £84.88p
131 - lisainglasgow - £ 28.29p
132 - Little Miss Money Saving - £100
133 - Nice User Name - £86.20p
134 - Fairysnow - £ 80
135 - debbiedeejay - £40.51 CREDIT :j:A:T
136 - TheCheapFashionista - £100
137 - p-pincher - £100
138 - tazzy2010 - £100
139 - danandgeorgie - £ 92
140 - keys - £ 79.50p
141 - newlywed - £ 81.04
142 - Zofia - £100
143 - Jacey53 - £100
144 - rosemary54 - £ 000 = OUT
145 - niccatw - £ 78.55
146 - el1234 - £ 56.96p
147 - After Dark - £173
148 - Christmas - £100
149 - rosepink - £100
150 - self sufficient wannabe - £100
151 - nicole.17 - £ 47.01 until September
152 - in-debt24 - £100
153 - katydid - £100
154 - Jane Blackford - £66.60p
155 - alliboy - £ 94.75
156 - Rainy - £ 83
157 - rocketbabydoll - £100
158 - mrsinvisible - £ 85
159 - polesalot - £100
160 - Chillout5892 - £88
161 - FirstTimeSaver - £ 78
162 - Cleosmum - £ 68.20p
162 - MaisieM - £86.75p
163 - Kellz01 - £100
164 - Emski31 - £65
165 - determined new ms £87.21pCREDIT :j:A:T
166 - LadyfromVenice - £ 000.00 = OUT
167 - Purple skies - £88
168 - Karmachilovething - £ 000 = OUT
169 - oldskoolretro - £100
170 - kezlou - £ 35 CREDIT :j:A:T
171 - Winchelsea - £100
172 - Sallymander - £100
173 - Moremoneythansense - £ 50
174 - kst101 - £ 50
175 - complimentschemistry - £100
176 - omnirife - £ 30
177 - JoRourke - £50
178 - ELMLY - £100
179 - always29 -£170
180 - allchange - £35
181 - ojejones - £ ?
182 - noynoy - £ 11
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Replies

  • Excellent thread Lula - sign me up - I live near a Matalani and love cheap but cheerful!!!
  • Hello, I'd like to join, I spend far too much on clothes I don't wear.... £100 will focus my mind a lot (and will certainly help me pay off my Next acct a lot quicker if I'm not adding stuff to it constantly).

    Ali
    :o
  • Lula-HulaLula-Hula Forumite
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    Hello & welcome both :)

    please excuse me while I rush away to add you to the list before you change your minds ...
  • I prefer a few quality items than matalani/primarni etc, so will set budget at £200, BUT, this includes all clothes for myself. My budget for my son is £100 for the year, he is 2 so grows out of stuff fast, therefore he can have primarni etc, or car boots.
  • BuffythedebtslayerBuffythedebtslayer Forumite
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    *wibbles*

    ok.............I'll sign up.

    *faints*

    ( I went over by loads last year) (must e bay must)
    Debt Free as of 26/07/19 (third time is the charm!)
    House Savings target 0/5000, H2B 3000/5400, General savings 700 a month
  • Lula-HulaLula-Hula Forumite
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    'atta girl Buffy - just remember that shoes dont count ;)

    welcome painted lady
  • Hello, I'd like to join, I spend far too much on clothes I don't wear.... £100 will focus my mind a lot (and will certainly help me pay off my Next acct a lot quicker if I'm not adding stuff to it constantly).

    Ali
    :o

    Ali, that could be me talking ....

    Lula, can I please join before I change my mind ... :D:D
    :) The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time :)
  • Hello, I would like to put myself down for £0:D. I am going to be as frugal as possible during 2010 and although I may want lots of nice new clothes I don't need any and I am useless at ebaying so that cuts of that means of supply :rolleyes: and if I get any vouchers in 2010 I am going to make sure they are food vouchers to reduce my food bills. I fell off the wagon big style re this challenge in 2009:o but this year I am going to do it properly.

    I am going to reduce/reuse/recycle in 2010 and I have a bag of clothes to go to the charity shop, more things that need removing from my wardrobe which I don't wear but I am finding it hard to part with and one big basket and the bottom of my wardrobe full of nice new bagged and tagged clothes which I will move to my wardrobe as soon as they fit. So I don't need anything and I will be scrupulous in sticking to this challenge.

    Good luck everyone:j
    Pay/save £20k in 2010 £5888.75/£20,000
    June Mini target 0/5lbs Total 23/40
    Ebay profit 2010: March £207:) April £95:) May £130:) June £0 Total £432:j
  • SingleSueSingleSue Forumite
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    I would have absolutely no problems with this challenge...even including underwear!

    Annual spend this year has been no more than £30, for shoes, underwear and clothes.
    We made it! Two graduated, 1 currently at university, been hard work but it shows there is a possibility of a chance of normal (ish) life after a diagnosis (or two) of ASD. It's not been the easiest route but I am so glad I ignored everything and everyone and did my own therapies with them.
    Eldests' EDS diagnosis 4.5.10, mine 13.1.11 eekk!
  • I'd like to join please. My aim is to only buy from charity shops whenever possible (good job underwear isn't included!)

    Good luck everyone xxx
    Nerd No. 1245
    2014 Challenges:
    Attempting to snowball to freedom!
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