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OS new year's resolutions 2008 what are going to do

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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Tracey04Tracey04 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
do we have a list of challenges for 2008, I really want to join some but getting lost on the site.

Hoping to save money ( arn't we all!!)
Save on weekly shopping bill
clean house etc
Save for big Holiday in 2009
pay the mortage abit more

will do ebay, daily clicks, claim freebies ( love getting freebies in the post)make crafty things for pressies any other ideas.

so whats the best challenges do you think.

will post on OS forum/debt free.
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  • CaterinaCaterina Forumite
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    I REALLY got to get a bit of weight shifted off my lardarse!

    Wish me luck, I say this every year hehehehehehehehehehe

    Caterina
    Finally I'm an OAP and can travel free (in London at least!).
  • Penny-Pincher!!Penny-Pincher!! Forumite
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    My goals are too:

    Get more organised with the paperwork/drawers and cupboards
    Use the food I already have in the freezer
    Keep ebaying stuff we dont need/like etc
    [strike] Do all birthday/anniversary cards etc for 2008[/strike]:D
    Continue to use vouchers and save more money

    Probably will keep adding to this:rotfl:

    PP
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  • thriftlady_2thriftlady_2 Forumite
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    Caterina wrote: »
    I REALLY got to get a bit of weight shifted off my lardarse!

    Wish me luck, I say this every year hehehehehehehehehehe

    Caterina
    Me too, I bet if I trawled back through the threads here there'll be one with me saying exactly the same thing this time last year (and the year before:rolleyes: )
  • my goals are:

    lose loads of weight by eating nutritious home cooked foods
    follow flylady every day without fail:o
    mealplan
    reduce my weekly shopping
    and try to go back to florida but cant see how that will happen:rolleyes:

    Susie
  • I need to save money up, so what I have decided to do is starting from 1st January I am going to put a pound in a jar every day, so by 30th November I will - hopefully - have £335 saved towards next Christmas. Will let you know how I get on :D
  • mary43mary43 Forumite
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    I want/need to sort out paperwork in some sort of order that makes sense. (I'm doing my family tree so even more papers laying around)
    Generally de-clutter and make sure that if I never buy anything from the charity shop (can't resist them) unless I get rid of something, that should keep the level of 'stuff' on an even keel.
    I want to do something I've never done before..........a sort of personal challenge...........done water colours, card making, taught myself computer (such as it is) and now running out of ideas of what to do next.
    Saw a thread on the Work,Home and Play Forum about Christmas..........some of them have made gift baskets as presents, priced them all out. Looks like a cheap way of creating presents without spending a lot so that looks like something worth trying.
    OH has bought me a beauty treatment voucher for christmas. Special offer from new hair salon.............pedicure,manicure,facial, hairdo, massage etc.
    I can spread that over 6 months if I want to. Maybe that will inspire me to stop walking around like a slob.......................lol

    Can't think of anything else except being a lot better at everything than I have been in the past.:j
    Mary

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  • Mine are pretty much the same as Kyle's

    Was hoping for a trip to Florida to see my brother, not sure if it will happen this year... but we will see what happens with the following.....

    continue with ebay on a regular basis, selling wise
    continue to make and sell more HM cards.
    Hope to have at least 6 small debts paid off by July! (the extra money then will go towards savings, along with monies from above & below car boot)
    Help OH with car boots, and in our area, we can at least do 2 a week (depends on the stuff we have suitable to sell)
    Save! Save! Save!
    Continue with OS cooking & cleaning, and finding ways again to reduce the weekly shopping, and only use what I have in the store cupboard.
    Find quality time for myself, aswell as enrolling the kids into more clubs!
    And last of all, try and make the effort to exercise more!

    Merry Christmas all and a Happy New Year!!!
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  • tapladytaplady Forumite
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    Mine are :

    reduce my spending and save some money - like Mazza I have got a sealed tin and am trying to save money for next Christmas.

    Menu plan more - has gone to pot since I turned veggie

    Use up what I have before buying more food.

    Try and educate DS2 how to help more round the house etc!:rolleyes:

    try and get away for a short break with DH

    recycle/reuse as much as possible

    keep the weight off that I have lost this year!

    will add more as I think of them!;)
    Do what you love :happyhear
  • salstersalster Forumite
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    mazza1970 wrote: »
    I need to save money up, so what I have decided to do is starting from 1st January I am going to put a pound in a jar every day, so by 30th November I will - hopefully - have £335 saved towards next Christmas. Will let you know how I get on :D

    What a brilliant idea. Do you mind if I steal it??

    Plus:-

    Keep the house tidier
    Stop buying things I don't really need
    Cook the majority of things from scratch
    Take my own lunch to work
    Find a cheaper way of getting to work that is still time effective

    Loads more!!
    Aiming to be Debt free by October 2013 :D
  • salster wrote: »
    What a brilliant idea. Do you mind if I steal it??


    No, don't mind who steals it, the more the merrier, maybe we can all see how each other is getting on:D
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