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Making Money By Cleaning The House

14 Jan

Being a Stay At Home Mom doesn’t pay a whole hell of a lot. Oh who am I kidding, us SAHM’s work so hard for the love of our families.

I’ve started collecting things as I clean my house and it’s helped to make me enough money for a little treat at the end of the year. I collect the change (and sometimes bills) that my family carelessly leaves laying around.


It starts as a penny here and a quarter there but before too long you’ve got enough for a latte, or a new book.

This is something I’ve been doing for a while but I’ve never really kept track of just how much this spare change has added up to…Until now. In 2014 I will be setting all the money aside to see how much it adds up to at the end of the year.

Some of you might think it’s mean to take money from my family members. Well, if they had put it where it belongs instead of leaving it out on the dresser, nightstand, floor, pockets, or other random places it, wouldn’t be there for me to scoop up. Personally I empty my pant’s pockets BEFORE I put them in the hamper. As far as I see it, it’s payment for services rendered.

Maybe someday the men in my house will learn to put their money where it belongs and I won’t have anything to collect anymore, but until that day comes I feel like I’ve earned a tiny treat.

What do you do with the spare change you find laying around the house?

Do you have any guess as to how much I’ll find this year?

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