I anxiously await the highest court's decision re my tailoring exemption. The $100 emergency fund -- and some socks I will pick up today -- hangs in the balance.
If you maintain/inspect/clean/repair/iron 1-2 garments a day, with full effort, you'll need 30-60 pieces before all is said and done (i know, easy math). Ideally in the form of pants, jackets, shirts, and shoes. I imagine you have very near this number if not more, no? And don't forget that maintenance can go beyond just the clothes. Have you cleaned out your washer lately? Maintained your dryer? How about the leather in your car? Your breifcase need conditioning? Brass hardware need some buffing? How's your couch looking, has it been conditioned in a while? You still checking your appearance in a mirror with splashes and smudges on it? Your running shoes still smell like a dead animal? That book you've been putting off, how's it end? Just thoughts.
Oops, guess I better sign off SF and get to work now.
Another proposition to the group/Man of Lint (as he is the founder): to celebrate the successful completion of SNPC, I propose that each participant identify a reward. It could be simple, like a dinner, or a little more grandiose, like maybe doubling the amount of emergency fund you're left with (that emergency $100, so the max one could attain is $200) and putting that towards a purchase you've identified. I know that can be somewhat counterintuitive, so please feel free to suggest alternates.
The real take away, I believe, from SNPC is that you don't need to make impulse purchases and can budget/plan your spending. Part of budgeting/planning is achieving a goal, and in this case I think a reward could very well be in order.