When Mr. Toucan and I moved in together, I realized we both kept little stashes of coins for a rainy day. Most of my coins were saved up from when I worked as a waitress, and always had some extra change from tips. I’m actually not sure where all Mr. Toucan’s change came from…
Anyway, Mr. Toucan kept his change in a giant glass bottle. Come to think of it, I think he’s been hoarding change because he likes the look of the glass bottle. So, we decided to combine both of our “rainy day funds” together. I put all my change into his glass bottle:
Naturally, I decorated said bottle.
Now it looks like this:
Originally, we found it tedious to actually add to our honeymoon fund jar because we would come home with lots of change in our pockets, had to bend down (the jar is on the floor by the door), and place each coin in through the mouth of the jar. Then, Mr. Toucan came up with a great idea – a man-made funnel! He took an old milk jug, cut out the bottom, turned the old milk jug upside-down on top of the lip of the honeymoon fund jug.
He taped the mouths of the 2 jugs together, and voila!
Now, we can just throw our extra change right in, and it will funnel down. We keep the jar by the door, so we can empty our pockets right when walk in!After we fill the jar, I’m not exactly sure how we’ll empty it… we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.
Do you have any unique or interesting ways you save money?