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    • Lula-Hula
    • By Lula-Hula 20th Dec 09, 9:56 PM
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    Lula-Hula
    The 2010 crazy clothes challenge
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    • 20th Dec 09, 9:56 PM
    The 2010 crazy clothes challenge 20th Dec 09 at 9:56 PM
    Roll up, Roll up


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

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

    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

    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

    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


    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
    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
    024 - miss_cosmo - 100
    025 - Circling the Drain - 000
    026 - museumworker - 4.75p CREDIT
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    166 - LadyfromVenice - 000.00 = OUT
    167 - Purple skies - 88
    168 - Karmachilovething - 000 = OUT
    169 - oldskoolretro - 100
    170 - kezlou - 35 CREDIT
    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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    Last edited by Lula-Hula; 03-01-2011 at 10:49 AM. Reason: updating membership & totals
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    • sandycheeks
    • By sandycheeks 20th Dec 09, 10:24 PM
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    • #2
    • 20th Dec 09, 10:24 PM
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    • 20th Dec 09, 10:24 PM
    Excellent thread Lula - sign me up - I live near a Matalani and love cheap but cheerful!!!
  • alison10011
    • #3
    • 20th Dec 09, 10:41 PM
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    • 20th Dec 09, 10:41 PM
    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
    • Lula-Hula
    • By Lula-Hula 20th Dec 09, 11:28 PM
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    • #4
    • 20th Dec 09, 11:28 PM
    • #4
    • 20th Dec 09, 11:28 PM
    Hello & welcome both

    please excuse me while I rush away to add you to the list before you change your minds ...
  • painted lady
    • #5
    • 20th Dec 09, 11:40 PM
    • #5
    • 20th Dec 09, 11:40 PM
    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.
    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 20th Dec 09, 11:43 PM
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    • #6
    • 20th Dec 09, 11:43 PM
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    • 20th Dec 09, 11:43 PM
    *wibbles*

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

    *faints*

    ( I went over by loads last year) (must e bay must)
    Frugal Living Challenge, Pound a Day challenge, Sealed Pot Challenge Debt 4990 (March)
    • Lula-Hula
    • By Lula-Hula 20th Dec 09, 11:51 PM
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    • #7
    • 20th Dec 09, 11:51 PM
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    • 20th Dec 09, 11:51 PM
    'atta girl Buffy - just remember that shoes dont count

    welcome painted lady
    • solventsoon
    • By solventsoon 21st Dec 09, 12:08 AM
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    • #8
    • 21st Dec 09, 12:08 AM
    • #8
    • 21st Dec 09, 12:08 AM
    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
    Originally posted by alison10011
    Ali, that could be me talking ....

    Lula, can I please join before I change my mind ...
    The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time
  • sarahb123
    • #9
    • 21st Dec 09, 12:34 AM
    • #9
    • 21st Dec 09, 12:34 AM
    Hello, I would like to put myself down for 0. 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 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
    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
    • SingleSue
    • By SingleSue 21st Dec 09, 12:39 AM
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    SingleSue
    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! One graduated, 2 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!
    • learn2cope
    • By learn2cope 21st Dec 09, 10:17 AM
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    learn2cope
    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!
    • LilySue
    • By LilySue 21st Dec 09, 10:21 AM
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    Yes Please I am in as well....I like to think I don't spend vast amounts on clothes, but I do have the odd weak moment when it comes to seasonal sales!!!
    • Lula-Hula
    • By Lula-Hula 21st Dec 09, 11:30 AM
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    Lula-Hula
    Hurray more victims volunteers

    solventsoon, great to have you aboard
    sarahb - 0 go girl, you are my guru
    learn2cope - second hand undies is a definite no no
    LilySue - & previous experience says just avoid sales - real & online
    :rolleyes:
  • redsquirrel80
    I think I should join this one too, spent too much this year on clothes that I (mostly) didn't really need. I'm going to include work clothes as well though - a lot of things I wear at work and home, like tops and jumpers - and shoes, underwear etc. Eek
    Debt@16.12.09 10,362.38, now debt free as of 29.02.2012.
    "I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better."
    • Lula-Hula
    • By Lula-Hula 21st Dec 09, 11:47 AM
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    Lula-Hula
    Welcome redsquirrel80 - great sig, now we know who to ask for styling tips
  • redsquirrel80
    Welcome redsquirrel80 - great sig, now we know who to ask for styling tips
    Originally posted by Lula-Hula
    Ooh I'd forgotten about that, not sure if I can live up to it!
    Debt@16.12.09 10,362.38, now debt free as of 29.02.2012.
    "I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better."
    • Nottoobadyet
    • By Nottoobadyet 21st Dec 09, 12:03 PM
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    Nottoobadyet
    Sign me up! I didnt keep track last year (oh, my innocent pre MSE days!) but I bet I wasn't too far off. I'll include work and non work clothes - everything but tights which I go through like popcorn :-P
    Mortgage free by 30: 28,000/100,000
    Debt free as of 1 October, 2010
    Taking my frugal life on the road!
    • chickywiggle
    • By chickywiggle 21st Dec 09, 12:59 PM
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    chickywiggle
    oh me too:

    100 for me, 100 for DH and 150 for babywiggle (he's 1 and clothig is a hugeeeee expense --> esp as i am addicted to dungarees.)
    loves how my "I've been censored" signature has been censored. LOL. Happy Christmas.
    • Souk08
    • By Souk08 21st Dec 09, 1:31 PM
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    Right Lula, Count me in. 100 for home clothes is enough. I have loads and ebay a lot. Will need to limit my work spend too as my discount in new job is AMAZING and could easily go a bit mad. Will have a think on that and let you know. Good luck with the challenge all, especially Sarahb123!
    'The road to a friends house is never long'
  • elfen
    Add me in to this. I have more than enough clothes and am hoping I'll ebay those that'll NEVER fit/never been worn much, and keep the ones I'm gonna fit into.
    ** Total debt: 6950.82 May NSDs 1/10 **
    ** Fat Bum Shrinking: -7/56lbs **
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    I do it all because I'm scared.
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