It’s been awhile since I last did a hunt around my house for spare change. I know this because yesterday I began noticing how many coins have been piling up in various places in my home.
The timing is perfect to embark on a spare change challenge since we’re getting ready to do the final push of our house renovation–the bathroom that my daughters use, well used to use; it’s been down to the studs for the last two years and simply not on top of our priority list. Since then four of us have been sharing one full bath. With two teenage girls, let me tell you, it hasn’t been pretty.
I figure we’re going to need all the extra money we can find to pay for the renovation and the fixtures we have to buy (toilet, sinks, shower stall, etc.). So this morning I started hunting in the usual places for spare change–the laundry room, my bedroom, the cup holders in the car, the bottom of my pocketbook–and came up with a plastic container full of quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. I’m going to spend this afternoon counting it all out and then tomorrow I’ll report on how much I found.
In the meantime why don’t you embark on your own spare change challenge. Then post a comment to let us know how much “extra” money you found around the house. It will be interesting to see the amounts of found money we end up, well, finding!