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Say Goodbye to Clutter this April (Week 2)

In March I de-cluttered my online world. In April I’m tackling physical clutter.

April decluttering

Selling. Week 2 and progress has been made. I sold the walker! In fact I sold the walker twice on Amaz*n), but the first buyer backed out – no fun with a 19kg parcel! After organising the refund, for him and for me (parcel collection), I re-listed in the hope of selling it again. Which I did. Fingers crossed there are no problems going forward with this sale.

Conscious buying. With a package that big you can get it picked up by a parcel delivery firm – I didn’t fancy carrying it to the post office! The downside is that you have to wait in all day for the collection. Which is no biggie, but it’s all time you’re dedicating to stuff you’ve purchased, that you wish you hadn’t!

Time wasted selling this walker has re-affirmed my goal to be a 100% conscious about all my purchases going forward.

Ebay. I’m thinking I may have to leave the majority of my online selling until May, although I will try to get all the listing prepped and ready to go. I’m planning a car boot sale in May too, so that should work out quite well. What doesn’t sell online I’ll take to the car boot.

Other stuff done this week:

  • Paper work shredding
  • Dropped 4 books off at the book bank

I think that’s it for this week. Next week I’ll be re-organising my wardrobe and assessing my clothing needs (if I have any!).

Are you de-cluttering this April?  Is so how did you do this week?

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Say Goodbye to Clutter this April (Week 1)

In March I de-cluttered my online world. In April I’m tackling physical clutter.

April decluttering

I think a more appropriate title for this weeks post may be: Say HELLO to my Clutter this April!

Here it is in (nearly) all its glory!
box room clutter

This is the box room (or the room where we dump stuff) in our house. Behind the suitcases and the ironing board is my eBay and car boot stuff + anything else that we’re holding on to. Somewhere in there is also the power walker that used to be in that huge box….and selling that walker is going to be my main task this week!

I’m not sure yet if I’m going to sell it locally, or give eBay a go, I’ll let you know when I decide.

Once the walker has gone it’ll make it a lot easier to get to the back of the room and start clearing everything else that’s hiding in there! Of course I could drag it all out but I’m trying to keep the main part of the house clutter free at the moment ;)

Are you de-cluttering this April?  Is so how did you do this week? I hope you did better than I did. All I did was drop a suit off at the charity shop! It’s better than nothing I suppose! :)

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£2,014 in 2014 Extra Income Challenge (March)

Back in December I joined Sara (A Frugal Wife) in the £2,014 in 2014 Challenge*. The idea is to make and/or save an extra £2,014 throughout 2014.

*I’m doing the challenge December to November because of how our budget is set up.

March Extra Income Total: £313.68
- £300 Jewelry sold
- £13.68 Cashback (Quidco)

Money saved not spent: £0.00!
- £0.00!

Money saved, not spent is from our budget categories (ignoring the mortgage payment).

I finally sold some jewelry I’ve been holding onto for a long time and it really boosted my total this month! I also got paid a little cash back.

It’s early days to have made any progress in April, but I’m hoping my Decluttering Challenge will help me to add a little cash towards my totals.

Talking of totals here’s a screenshot showing you what my challenge spreadsheet looks like on one side. The other side (not shown as it’s too big) is just columns for all the different ways I’m making a little extra money.

2014 in 2014

£2,014 in 2014 Spreadsheet

The spreadsheet shows my monthly total, my cumulative total (£666.07), the month by month target/goal, and how much I still have to make (£1,347.93). Keeping it up to date really helps me to stay on track of the numbers.

Are you doing the challenge? If so are you making good progress?
Hat tip to Sara for starting the challenge this year

2014 Totals: £666.07/£2,014

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