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    Cool Let Slash & Burn or Slash & Stash again!

    ~We did this last year and it was pretty motivating! [ame="http://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/showthread.php?p=706357#post706357"]Anyone interested in doing a May "Slash-n-Burn" with me? - Frugal Village Forums[/ame]
    Personally I need to Slash and Stash to finish off my 6 month Emergency Fund. So for May:
    Slash:
    -Back to running a limited amount of loads in the dishwasher. I think I'll go with 10 more runs this month.
    -3 days a week the computer doesn't get turned on until dh comes home.
    -Transition to no dryer use by the end of the month.
    -Reduce trips in my car.
    Stash:
    -Deposit $500 in the EF.

    Anyone wanna join me?~

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    Count me in! I need to do some slashing & stashing of my own !

    Slash:
    Cut mileage in car to 150 miles per week! Means I'm going to have to be extra careful about what we are doing!
    Electricity bill...by another $10 at least! No lights on until it is actually dark enough to need them. Limit washer use to full loads.

    Stash:
    25% of my casino winnings from Saturday.

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    ~So far I'm doing well. I was successful with no daytime computer on 3 days this week so I'll do that again next week. I made no trips with the family car from Monday-Friday. I've been able to stretch one tank of gas for a month now! I also air-dried 2 loads of laundry indoors this week. The dishwasher thing is NOT going well. I've ran a load every day and not handwashed anything. At least it's on air-dry. So I saved about $3.08 in electricity this week and about $15 in gasoline. Seems like small numbers but over a month would be a savings of $13.28 electricity and $65 gasoline. Next week I WILL handwash 4 loads of dishes(savings of $2.50), air-dry 4 loads of laundry(savings of $3.80) and continue computer off times(savings of $1.19).~

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    i will join you for next month at least as there isn't long left in the month, but for may i made a full tank of petrol last about 17 days (normally 12-14 days) i always air dry clothes (as dryer is bust)

    for stashing, i sold loads on ebay and deposited 150+ into my savings account for the future house and paid off a few things that needed doing

    im up for doing it properly in June if you anyone is wanting to join me, will be hard as i have 3 birthdays to shop for

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    I'm in!
    Slash:
    1) save extra water from shower/vegetable washing to water plants
    2) sell baby's crib (no longer needed)
    3) don't eat out for the rest of May!
    4) continue hanging laundry on line & do less laundry in the first place!
    Stash:
    $300 in EF


    Great idea!

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    My June Slash & stash's

    Slash:
    No eat out days at all
    be careful with the petrol in car, make it last as long as possible
    pay off CC

    Stash:
    Get dentist bill money saved (all)
    Add to EF
    Add to House fund

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    I'm actually going to start this now and go until June 22nd. The kids will be just out of school and I want some summer fun money saved up. I have a little bit of babysitting money that will be coming in and I'm going to stash it. I also want to only fill up the van with gas once this month.

    I'm going to try to stash $400.

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    I am going to join in for June.
    I am going to air dry at least 4 loads of laundry a week.
    Set up a rain catcher to use to water my plants.
    Have the tv on for no more than 3 hrs a day (during the day), cant control husband on this one.
    Try to limit AC use---try not to use it,but never cut it on until after 1pm and leave it at 76 degrees.
    Also have a tag sale to use for funding the emergency fund and stocking up on groceries.
    Jeanna


    Wife to Ken for 27 years
    DS 25
    DD 20




    Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I'll try again tomorrow. --Mary Anne Radmacher

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    Actually, I am going to start this today also. I still am going to do it for the full month of June also.
    Jeanna


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    ~Yey! Thanks for joining me everyone! This past week I airdried 3 loads of laundry, handwashed 2 huge loads of dishes, and left my computer off for 3 days. I almost hit all my goals. I don't know if I'll be able to stash after all this month because a friend of ours asked us for a small loan. I'll have a clearer picture of what's in our checking account after I pay the end-of-the-month bills.~

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