Plans on the docket for today include finishing up packing and cleaning. We decided to break open our piggy bank–the one we’ve been putting all our extra money and Craigslist and Ebay winnings into. We’re here to dispel the myth that Craigslist is not worth the effort, and a few dollars does not make a difference. We started listing on Craigslist soon after we made the decision to move this summer, and while it can be tedious at times: listing items, responding to emails, waiting for people to come (or not come, as the case may be), and repeating the process over and over again, we are here to say it is well worth the effort.
We expected to have approximately $200- $250 in there. Our grand total is $382.70! $346 of this was in bills, and $36.70 in change. This does not include the $10 we had to “borrow” to give Catie a little extra spending money on her ski trip. We may also be adding $15, as someone is scheduled to stop by this afternoon and buy our weed whacker.
We’ve decided to keep as many quarters as would fit in an M&M’s tube: In case you’re wondering, it holds $22 worth of quarters!
The remaining change we will turn into a Coinstar and use to purchase our picnic goodies for our dinner on Friday.
Thanks for following along! We will try to keep posting smaller updates as they happen. Tomorrow we lose our Charter internet, but we do have the hotspot to keep us connected to the Internet.
July 20, 2011 at 12:56 PM
Congratulations on your savings!! I’m loving seeing everything wind-up (or down) in Wisconsin.