How To Save Some Extra Cash | Opening My Savings Tin

Last year, I wrote this post about different ways on how to save some extra money at home. I added to my pot as often as I could and on some days/weeks, I have to admit I did forget. Because of this I have no idea just how much I managed to save thoughout the year. I stopped filling it up around October last year, simply because I was out of work and didn't have extra pennies to put away.
I'd completely forgotten about it until the other day; I'm not working at the moment and my account is looking rather sorry for itself. So I thought it was time to break open my pot and see just how much I had managed to save with leftover change. In my mind, I'm thinking it's going to be around the £60 mark. Anything less will be a little disappointing and anything more.. Well, will be a bonus.
As you can see the tin was about 3/4 full when I opened it up. Already I could see a £20 note I'd forgotten about and the good news was, I could also see quite a few £1 coins in there too..
It turns out I had managed to save a total of, £83.76 altogether. To some people that's nothing, but for a pot that was only intended for loose change and a pound here and there when I remembered, I don't think it's too bad. When I'm back at work, I'll definitely be starting another, would be great to try and beat what I saved this time around. Who doesn't like some extra cash at the end of the year?

Why don't you give it a try this year? Start saving from now until the end of the year and see how much you can save in change?

Love Hannah xx


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  1. That is such a good amount in your tin! I did this with £2 coins a few years ago - its shocking how quickly it all adds up! I had over £500 in a tin this size!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  2. Okay... this has reminded me something I am ALWAYS telling myself to do, GET ONE OF THESE TINS! Because small change you forget about can turn into such a great bonus when it eventually comes to opening. Well done sweetie. XXXX