Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Jar and the Future

For all those ladies out there who are like me, thank you.
And for like me, I mean ladies who always have a list of things (clothes, shoes, whatever) that they want.
Now wants are different than needs, which is a HARD lesson to learn (read I am still learning it).
Like I need groceries, and want that cute Old Navy shirt, etc.
(even though you might just read about it later this week...)

You get the idea, I need not bore you all.
But while sweeping what felt like mounds and mounds of dog hair last week.
I decided I needed a Roomba or Mint (I haven't decided which yet).
But seriously it would make my life soooo much easier and cleaner, and let's be honest who doesn't want that???

I was not willing to drop Three Hundo plus on the toy, because again all I could see were other more 'useful' things I could spend that money on.  Gas, Christmas presents, life, etc.

So I made a Roomba/Mint jar.

Every time I have extra $$$ (cash) in my wallet I am going to put in the jar.
Like when I get a reimbursement check, or pay for a tab and friends give me cash- all that money goes in the jar.
Once the jar has $300 in it, I'm investing.

Now this may take a while, I know.
But since the robotic floor cleaning device is something I want and not something I need I figured I could work for it.

I like this so far. The jar sits on the table. 
Tempting me to save $ for it.
Get closer to those sparkly floors.

If you're having trouble, start a jar.
 I already have $82 bucks of my toy paid for!!!

What are you saving for???

P.S. If you have a Roomba or Mint please comment and let me know what you think of either and why. I am doing some serious research before I have my 'go buy moment'.


  1. Such a good idea! My only problem would be not taking money out of the jar for other things on my list. I have had my eye on Frye Melissa Button boots forever, maybe a jar is a good idea!

  2. I love the jar idea! I need to so that!!


  3. I did a workout jar and every time I exercised I would put 50 cents in it. I knew that at the end of the schol year (I'm a teacher) I got to go on a shopping spree with my money. It totally motivated me to work out! Great idea!

    Do these work on hardwood floors? I'm very intrigued!!



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