I love to save money, but I also like to make it. I have been inspired by some other bloggers to refocus my efforts on selling stuff online. This takes time, but is a good way of making extra money.
Sourcing stock to resell
With this in mind, I hit the boot sale again last bank holiday weekend to source some items to sell. If you don’t know where to start finding bargains at boot sales, read this post.
I have gone off the boil a bit when it comes to selling on eBay but I’m feeling reinvigorated!
I decided not to stop at eBay, and to give an app called Mercari a try. I have listed some items that have been hanging around on eBay on there to see if they do any better on Mercari.
The app seems very easy to use, so it could prove another means of making extra money. If you sign up using my code, you get £2 to spend: XATXYQ.
New (to me) clothing
This week has been about saving as well as making extra money, as you would expect.
I found a couple of nice things at the boot sale for myself. I was really pleased with this Per Una skirt for only £2.50. It is a size 10, but as Per Una sizing is rather generous, it fits! I am a size 12 generally. I also got two pairs of jeans that look brand new and 3 tops for work. Those five items cost a mere £5!
I received a small end of year bonus from work. This was fortuitous as the washing machine has been playing up for a while.
I shopped around online and found that AO was by far the cheapest place for the model I had my eye on. I found it for £100 more on a different site!
They called yesterday to check the delivery day and offered to take the old machine away for free. That will save us a trip to the tip! I found AO very easy to use and genuinely recommend them. They aren’t paying me to say this – I have been really impressed with their service so far.
I used lots of odds and ends from the freezer to make a large pot of vegetable soup at the weekend. I didn’t use a recipe; just chucked it all in with some stock and whizzed it up.
This has done for my work lunches all week. Batch cooking saves me time as well as money.
So making extra money and saving where I can has been the theme this week. Have you managed five frugal things? Are you making extra money?