Friday, February 08, 2013

New Year's Resolution: Trash to Disney. Check.

Folks, we've met our goal.  We currently have $2263 in our Disney fund.   From the trash.  And if you calculate in the tithe we've paid on our earnings, you will realize that we actually made almost $2500.  From the trash.  CRAZY.

I have loved this project.  It has so many benefits, the least of which is the actual money.  It has provided us a way to give our kids a hands on experience with earning and saving for something they really want, a chance to develop some work ethic, an opportunity to save the earth, and has given us lots of quality family time.   A win win all around.

We've been asked by several people if we are going to continue to collect trash and sell it now that our goal is met.  Our answer is YES!  Though I'm not going to be as worried about selling things as quickly, we have several other things we would like to pay for with trash money.

1. For the remainder of February all of the trash money will go towards updating our 72 hour kits and bulking up our food storage.  I'm excited about this because it gives us some extra money to buy things for our storage that we haven't in the past. There's no budget for this.  We have a wishlist, but we'll just spend whatever we make. 

2. Trip to Disney World next year.  Not sure whether it will be spring or fall, that all depends on when the new Fantasyland is completely finished.   And when the free meal plan deal is offered.  The budget for this trip is $3000.  That includes plane tickets.

3.  This is a big one.  We want to save for a trip to London/Germany in 2014.  Zak's parents will be leaving to serve a mission for our church in a couple of weeks.  They are going to Frankfurt, Germany.  With that and our 10th anniversary, it seems the perfect time to travel.  We are still not sure if we plan to take the kids.  I'm afraid they would be bored out of their minds.  Museums/historic sites are just not all that interesting to a 5/7 year old.  Not certain what the budget would be for this, but at least $2200 just for the plane tickets (if just Zak and I go).

Two weeks to go!  Disney here we come!


Cami said...

I don't know what you are looking for in your 72-hour kits, but we purchased these when they had a deal previously and are very glad to have them.

Beth Ann said...

This makes me want to go look through bulk trash piles. Then I remember that I live in the ghetto and none of it is worth anything.

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