Yesterday was a big day in Personal Finance Week, so today is going to be nice and easy to balance it out. This Sunday we’re going to take just a couple of moments to make it easy to start collecting.
All you have to do today is get organised with collecting your spare change, or any coupons.
- Find a big jar or bottle for your spare change
- Get a proper tin or piggy bank for coins
- Use separate pots for specific coins (2p, 5p 10p, 20p etc)
- Get magnets for sticking coupons to the fridge
- Make a mini folder for coupons and vouchers
- Download a voucher app and save things into ‘My Vouchers’
- Create a space for coupons in your wallet or organiser
If you’re starting a coin jar, remember to site it in a spot where it’ll be used regularly. For example, in my house, we’ve put a jug for coins on the bookshelf by the bedroom door, but you might be happier with a tin on the hall table, a piggybank in the living room, and so on.
You can collect all your small change, or you can stick to specific coin types. For example, I know more than one person who collects £2 coins whenever they’re given them in change – these are usually saved for a few months and cashed in for treats such as a nice restaurant meal, or holiday spending money. We collect all our 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins here and use them up in supermarket self-service machines to subsidise our grocery shopping, but it’s up to you how you cash them in.
What’s happening here?
I’m cleaning out my wallet, and putting all my business receipts into the business receipts box (yes, where they should have been put weeks ago, I know, I know), which will leave plenty of space for a few vouchers and coupons.
Also going to turn our chalkboard piggybank into a 50p fund for the rest of the year, proceeds to go towards a spangly new party dress. Well, you can’t be sensible all of the time, and it’ll be nice to have something to look forward to.
What are you going to get up to?