How did I do in May? I did ok, not as good as hoped, but ok. I was able to score some freebies as well as sell off stuff. I set a sell 1000 things challenge which has certainly motivated me. I ventured into my sentimental stuff and decided to sell some of it off. I have the pictures and memories, I don’t really need the space wasting stuff.
I had a garage sale finally, it went ok. I am glad I stuck to my guns on one particular sale to a guy calling himself “Uncle Peter”. He kept trying to get a discount, despite everything being super cheap already and I said no. Finally he paid and said “You the first woman Uncle Peter never get a discount with!” He apparently always gets discounts from female garage sale holders.
I also sold a bunch of books on Fishpond, although I have had to chase payments with them, which has been a bit annoying. You have to wait 7 – 14 days for the money to clear into your account, but I didn’t have that happen. It was good when I did finally get the money though. Made $113 this month selling some books.
Sold a few other things on eBay. I made $700 there, but am waiting on payment for one thing still, so not adding this in until the money is in my hand!
I cashed in some reward points for vouchers and during a big clean out of our bedroom I found $10. It was in a ripped, unmarked envelope under the bed. I had never seen it before so can only assume it was/is my husbands. Not that is really matters, our money is pretty much joint for everything anyway.
I spent a bit on some much needed new clothes and I cannot remember the last time I bought clothes and loved them this much, so it was definitely worth it.
Our bills were lower this month which is fantastic. Still working on getting them lower, because I know we can without much effort. The biggest thing would be simply switching things off at the power point when they are not in use. A lot of the time our chargers, washing machine and dryer are left on despite not being used. Wasteful!
I am down to needing $31,540. That’s a lot to find in 4 months, but I am still going to try.
See the original $40,000 post here