I had blogged about this change jar on my old blog and how my Gram had them stashed all over the house.She called them her "Bingo money". When we moved her out we found them in heating ducts and shoved way deep in closets behind huge boxes.
Manuela at The Pleasures of Homemaking had been talking about how she budgets and believe me, is an amazing budgeter! I am not any where near as skilled as she is, but I have always had a change jar for the "extras" around the house..."extras".... meaning unnecessary decorating projects. The best thing is that change jar half full normally holds about $70! It doesn't take much and It really only takes a few months to fill...so now I am on a new mission. I really want 2 new living room chairs and two new lamps for our bedroom...
So now my old change jar has a new friend! I have a feeling I'll have the lamps before the chairs; but with a few extra dollars thrown in here and there.. you never know!