Laundry Change Jar Or Holder: Ideas To Keep Loose Change Found In Clothes

Here are a couple of laundry change jar and holder ideas you can use to keep the loose change you find in your family's clothes before you wash them.

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The possibilities are really almost limitless, but it is helpful to have some type of container you can use to place coins, and even occasionally paper bills, that you find in pants or other pockets before throwing them in the washing machine, and also whatever money you find after washing that accidentally slipped through.

Keep whatever you choose to hold the money you find close to wherever you're sorting clothes.

I suggest a laundry shelf close to your other supplies, as long as it isn't somewhere that will easily get knocked around which could cause the container to break.

The other possibility is to actually make your change jar part of the decor of your laundry room. You can buy a wall hanging, such as the one above which is on sale at Amazon, but honestly it doesn't have the best reviews although it looks really cute.

And once you see the ideas below shared by readers I really think you'll be able to make something yourself that looks just as cute and works even better!

Then, the only thing you'll have left to choose is whether when you collect the change it becomes yours, or you actually give it back to whoever left it in their pockets!

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So check out the ideas from readers below, and if you've got one of your own I'd love to see it too. You can submit your own photos here and I'll add them to the site.

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Collecting Loose Change In A Mason Jar

by Mandi

This photo was provided by a reader, Mandi. She collects her family's pocket change in a mason jar, isn't it cute?

Plus, she made a really adorable sign to go with it, using some pennies. What a great idea! Functional and great decoration for your laundry room.

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Piggy Bank For Your "Laundry Loot"

by Mary

Here's a picture from a reader, Mary. She said, "Any monies found in the laundry go into our "Laundry Loot" piggy. When he is full, I take that money and buy something for the whole family, like a new rug or towels."

I like this idea! It is simple, but you can get your own piggy bank and even decorate it to match your laundry room decor.

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Comments for Piggy Bank For Your "Laundry Loot"

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I use a liquid laundry detergent cup
by: Deana

I saved a cup from liquid detergent and put the money in there.

we save up for something fun
by: Karen

We save it from July to July, then give it to the grandchildren to use in the arcades or ice cream shoppe while on vacation.

loose change . . .
by: Jean Gray

Place any reusable, wide-mouthed, plastic container in your vehicle - safely away from controls but close enough for easy access. Found funds go directly for tolls, take out, gas money when your wallet's thin or at home, rolling to save or spend.

Prenuptial Dinner
by: Gail

I collected my son's laundry money, notes, pens, odds and ends in a 1 Gallon Sun Tea container. It started with change, then $80 dollars he never "admitted to losing". After 18 yrs there was over $1000 and other interesting lost treasures. I presented it to his wife to be at the prenuptial dinner. They had a great time rummaging through it the next day. They bought art work for their new home.

I keep a piggy bank too!
by: Lindsey

I keep a piggy bank in the laundry room. Whatever $ falls out or gets washed goes in it.

Another Piggy Bank
by: Dennise

I use a cute pink piggy

Ashamed to Admit It
by: Marcia Wilwerding

I am (almost) ashamed to admit what I keep the laundry pocket change in: a plastic container with a slit cut in the lid which I stole from the toy box nearly 20 years ago. Lol It contained some sort of pieces to a toddler game. I just happened to see a new purpose for it at some point.

I give it to my grandsons
by: Deborah

I use a small hand-made ceramic bowl that a student gave my husband. When it gets full I roll the coins and bank them for my two grandsons.

Mite box
by: Edith

My church has something called the Mite Box. Each of us ladies has one at home and once a month it goes to a particular project. Any money I find in pockets goes into this box. Since this was started over 50 years ago we have collected over a million dollars.

I use decorated potato chip cans
by: Jean

To keep all my change organized I have used the cans that potato chips come in. I choose pretty wrapping paper to decorate, make a slit in the plastic cover, glue it down so it prevents me from "borrowing" some. After a year I usually have filled the can and have $98 to add to my vacation fund!! I do have a special can that is decorated with the pink ribbon paper for breast cancer. I had an abundance of nickels in my pocket and decided that I would separate those just for this purpose. It's almost full and can't wait to cash it in to see what I will be able to contribute to Breast Cancer research!! Hope this hint helps someone else!!

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