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    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 31st Dec 17, 1:07 PM
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    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2018
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    • 31st Dec 17, 1:07 PM
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2018 31st Dec 17 at 1:07 PM
    Welcome to the new Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge thread for 2018.

    It's not as crazy as its name might suggest and your budget can be as little or as much as you choose. There are no hard and fast rules as to what is included; some members exclude items for a specific occasion such as a wedding, while others may opt to include accessories or not. I've forgotten what I was including myself in previous challenges so do feel free to use the thread to post relevant notes to yourself if you think this will help.

    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

    If you don't know where to start, then estimating how much you've spent on clothes in 2017 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 2018.

    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.

    Wishing you all a happy and successful 2018
    Sealed Pot 11 #520 ~ /100
    VSP 2018 #9 ~ 19.55/180.00
    CCCC 2018 #1 ~ 20.75/180.00
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    • MoneysavingmadGem
    • By MoneysavingmadGem 29th Jan 18, 8:45 PM
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    MoneysavingmadGem
    Pintrest is a great place to start looking for inspiration.
    Crazy clothes 2018 #7 - 24.23/ 120, handmade or cs
    Pay all debt off xmas 2018 #066.(909.95/ 10565.90)
    2018 frugal living #34 (2500)
    1% a day #36 (9000)
    • LLM2018
    • By LLM2018 31st Jan 18, 12:32 PM
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    LLM2018
    Hello #6 here.

    I was so tempted by a lovely dress I saw in the charity shop on Tuesday but I resisted.

    I'm very happy that January saw 0 spends on clothes yay That's 10 into my savings pot. Bring on February!
    #21 Make 1% challenge 31.8/100%
    #78 PAYDBX '18 794/2494
    #6 Crazy clothes challenge
    #19 Surveys pay for Xmas' 18 5
    • Eltee12
    • By Eltee12 1st Feb 18, 12:25 PM
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    Eltee12
    #11 reporting in
    Afternoon All


    Jan spend = 38.10/250 on a dress, a pair of ski pants and some socks.


    El
    2018 AFD 23/240
    2018 CCC #11 38.40/250
    Mortgage-free since 2013

    Debt-free since Nov 2017
    • MrsShazbat
    • By MrsShazbat 8th Feb 18, 9:35 PM
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    MrsShazbat
    Well I'm still failing at not buying anything....fortunately everything has been in one sale or another! For Lent, as well as office snacks and nibbles, I'm going to give up taking my 'big' purse to work with all my cards in it and swap it out for a small purse and a bit of cash. OK and cashcard for emergencies, but none of my contactless or credit cards. I figure February to March payday is quite short, so shouldn't be too painful. But I work in the city centre and if I leave the office at lunchtime, I inevitably end up in either Debenhams or M&S.
    * Xmas 2018 #8 186 / 365 * (2017 496.53; 2016 424.32) * SPCNo.11 #66 * Clothes Challenge 2018 #13 *
    SPCNo.10 682.31
    SPCNo.9 442.64
    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 14th Feb 18, 10:30 PM
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    Sainsbury's 25% off TU, oops
    Sealed Pot 11 #520 ~ /100
    VSP 2018 #9 ~ 19.55/180.00
    CCCC 2018 #1 ~ 20.75/180.00
    • Chocolatedrinker
    • By Chocolatedrinker 15th Feb 18, 5:49 AM
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    Chocolatedrinker
    Spent 26 on clothes for my little one, but at full price would have been 43, so not too bad. Hopefully they should last till next year.
    March NSD 0/5; 2018 1% challenge - 9% gone ; 2 savers 168; 5p savers 10.00; 20p savers 60; declutter 2018 in 2018 - 454/2018 CCCC 2018 80/300
    • LLM2018
    • By LLM2018 18th Feb 18, 12:43 PM
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    LLM2018
    #6 checking in. I broke my 10 only spend rule on Friday however it was needed.

    I bought a black shirt for 6 in Asda, bargain but needed as I start a new job on Tuesday. Also I picked up a pair of boots in the New Look sale for 14 which were less than half price as well as a pair of fleece lined walking boot style boots for 15, again less than half price so total spend was 35. This is all I need for the forseeable future lol.
    #21 Make 1% challenge 31.8/100%
    #78 PAYDBX '18 794/2494
    #6 Crazy clothes challenge
    #19 Surveys pay for Xmas' 18 5
    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 18th Feb 18, 1:26 PM
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    Kim_13
    I've updated my sig with spends in store, but still waiting for click and collect orders. Couldn't resist hoodies in new colours at 25% off and then found a top I liked a day later.

    Like you I don't envisage any more for the foreseeable.
    Sealed Pot 11 #520 ~ /100
    VSP 2018 #9 ~ 19.55/180.00
    CCCC 2018 #1 ~ 20.75/180.00
    • a_silver_lining
    • By a_silver_lining 27th Feb 18, 4:42 PM
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    a_silver_lining
    Often lurk on this thread.

    I received a birthday voucher from MandS today for 10! off any ladies socks or tights. Thought of this thread and that it may be some help to you guys. Not sure if this is a standard voucher from them, but could be worth getting the sparks card just in case
    19/12/14: Spent 10 years of savings!!
    ..... to buy my first home.

    2018: 1500 savings --- Family Loan (3250 direct + 2000 saver) 5250/10K paid 52.5%
    #38 1% Challenge: 514.70/ 2018, now at 25%!
    • moneyonmymindsam
    • By moneyonmymindsam 27th Feb 18, 7:39 PM
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    moneyonmymindsam
    I need to join for March please.

    I have Kondo'd such a lot RE; Spark Joy book, sold some and given to F & F or local charities. I'm currently happy with what is in my wardrobe but still have the bra's to sort mind. I have a lot of nice things but need to see what I have for a weekend away and a night out with the girls to save a panic buying session.

    Need to redo the capsule wardrobe / have a count up and I guess try it all on to see what works together. Anything that is excess I may sell on ebay.

    Brought some dye for beige jeans as i love the fit so will let you know how that goes if they turn blue or end up in the bin( hopefully not) fingers and toes crossed.

    So 500 for me for the rest of the year given that I will be replacing a lot .

    Sam
    Last edited by moneyonmymindsam; 27-02-2018 at 7:44 PM.
    Emergency Fund Challenge
    • starting_again_in_the_sun
    • By starting_again_in_the_sun 1st Mar 18, 8:31 AM
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    starting_again_in_the_sun
    #10. Spends of 14 euros for February. This was for new trainers and a tracksuit for DD.

    Hope everyone is OK and keeping warm!
    • a_silver_lining
    • By a_silver_lining 2nd Mar 18, 5:09 PM
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    a_silver_lining
    Went and bought my socks. They came to 12, so 2 reduces with the 10 voucher. They surprised me by honouring the 20% sparks discount off the remaining 2, so I paid 1.60. Just a heads up to use the discount with the voucher if anyone else receives it
    19/12/14: Spent 10 years of savings!!
    ..... to buy my first home.

    2018: 1500 savings --- Family Loan (3250 direct + 2000 saver) 5250/10K paid 52.5%
    #38 1% Challenge: 514.70/ 2018, now at 25%!
    • pinkfluffybabe
    • By pinkfluffybabe 9th Mar 18, 6:51 PM
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    pinkfluffybabe
    Had a small spend. 3.66 toward a handbag (the rest was bought with vouchers). Not bad as my first buy of 2018
    Not buying unnecessary toiletries 2018 - 43/162 UU, 11 IN
    Mortgage Free Wannabe 2018 No.180 495/2000
    1% challenge No.15 - 11% 2 savers No.12 - 78 5p Savers No.3 - 4.75
    Virtual Sealed Pot No.12 - 62.85/150 1p a day Challenge 290.36/667.95
    Completely Crazy Clothes Challenge 2018 #5 381.28/150
    • ScotinLondon
    • By ScotinLondon 11th Mar 18, 6:55 PM
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    ScotinLondon
    Haven't been on since my last posting - So a few spends have occurred - woolly hats & gloves for my & hubby. During the recent snows - it turned out that hubby lost his gloves & hat - so new ones for him and it turned out for me, that my leather gloves which are good for the cold where not good for the minus figures during the cold snap. I also accidentally washed a woolly hat that shrunk my woolly hat - so needed a new one.

    Nothing was bought at full price, all in the sale 20.96.

    Hope all are OK...
    Last edited by ScotinLondon; 11-03-2018 at 6:59 PM.
    D17/J18 75.27; J/F18 64.79; F/M 124.01; M/A 40.05/130.00
    CCC - 26.00
    Lunch2work 14/20 J18; 10/19 F18; 3/17 A18
    GNSD 18/31 J18; 15/28 F18; 7/31 M18; 7/30A18
    • Blogger
    • By Blogger 12th Mar 18, 2:18 AM
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    Blogger
    5 years ago
    I first saw this challenge in 2012 and I decided to fully committ to it in 2013. During first few months I was feeling strong and kept the urges away. As time went by I did buy several items of clothing in that year but I felt guilty about it every time because I broke my own promise. Those several months of "detox" really kicked in a new habit for me. Something changed in me. Not purchasing new items was followed by donating lots I already owned to a charity.

    After decluttering my wardrobe I went on to declutter other parts of my life and belongings. Fast forward 5 years and while I am not a minimalist I own very little amount of clothes. I can fit everything I own for all seasons in one suitcase. In fact, I do not have much personal items apart from books which I keep giving away when I read them but pile is not reducing hugely because I am adding new ones. I still own sofa, armchair, kettle, toaster and things like that which I use with my partner but everything is functional and few in numbers, I used money I saved buying things to invest in my financial and human capital. Some was spent on travelling.

    Somehow with less items I feel much happier now then 5 years ago. My mind is clear and burden free.
    Not sure who came up with the idea of this thread but whoever did I am ever so grateful to them! thank you!

    Good luck to everyone who is pursuing the challenge this year. It is well worth it.
    Last edited by Blogger; 12-03-2018 at 2:21 AM.
    • Dizzy Imp
    • By Dizzy Imp 12th Mar 18, 7:04 AM
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    Dizzy Imp
    Shy wave from the sidelines...

    Is it too late to join this challenge? We have just had new bedroom furniture and it has given me a chance to sort through all our clothes. I literally need nothing. What I do need to do is slim back down into at least half the items now hanging forlornly in the wardrobe. Now that's a challenge!

    Essential purchases only - underwear for example...x
    • Noodle99
    • By Noodle99 13th Mar 18, 11:48 AM
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    Noodle99
    Can I join too please? My wardrobe is in need of a good sort out, but even at a glance I know I don't need any new clothes. So like Dizzy Imp I'm only going to need essential things only (tights/socks etc). Thanks.
    • MoneysavingmadGem
    • By MoneysavingmadGem 15th Mar 18, 10:24 PM
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    MoneysavingmadGem
    #7 popping in
    Forgot to update last month! 18.25
    This month 5.99
    Therefore 24.23 / 120

    Not too bad!! But did spend 10 on sewing mag but has 6 patterns!
    Crazy clothes 2018 #7 - 24.23/ 120, handmade or cs
    Pay all debt off xmas 2018 #066.(909.95/ 10565.90)
    2018 frugal living #34 (2500)
    1% a day #36 (9000)
    • tgroom57
    • By tgroom57 29th Mar 18, 4:54 PM
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    tgroom57
    No. 18 checking in

    I got the first of my 5 spends : jeans 20 - John Rocha at Debenhams, half price John Rocha today only.
    I've been watching for weeks now because I walk thru Debenhams Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and the JR is right by the escalator. Nearly got them last week (30% off) and got into the dressing room, but it was a cold day and it's a pain to take my boots off etc. So whoopeee !

    February was a no spend, and I washed the cashmere jumper at home - took days to dry but no cost there.
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    • LLM2018
    • By LLM2018 20th Apr 18, 2:59 PM
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    LLM2018
    #6 checking in to say that March had no spends on clothes but my partner bought me a jacket for 12 in the sale down from 30. He paid for it so it doesn't count lol.

    I have spend only 1 in April on a pair of novelty socks when I was on a day trip with my partner.

    #21 Make 1% challenge 31.8/100%
    #78 PAYDBX '18 794/2494
    #6 Crazy clothes challenge
    #19 Surveys pay for Xmas' 18 5
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