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    • jwil
    • By jwil 27th Mar 17, 2:47 PM
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    Onwards and downwards...
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    • 27th Mar 17, 2:47 PM
    Onwards and downwards... 27th Mar 17 at 2:47 PM
    Hey everyone

    Iíve decided itís time for a new diary. Iíve been plodding away for years, robbing Peter to pay Paul, desperately trying to keep on top of everything. Iím fed up with doing this, so at the end of last year I started a DMP with Stepchange. Having someone else do all the hard work takes so much pressure off, and I donít need to worry about it so much now. I wish Iíd done it sooner!

    There is also the ongoing saga of clearing the house which has been going on for years. We have cleared most of the stuff we inherited, but still have loads of our own stuff to clear, DH more so than me. Whilst this drives me crazy, it has been invaluable in providing us extra cash while I sell everything that isnít nailed down.

    For anyone new popping in (Hello! ) Do stick around. There is me, DH, little jwil (4) and little miss (1). We also have a dog and a cat. DH is doing temporary work at the moment whilst looking for a FT job. My job is very uncertain at the moment, so just clinging on with great hope! I thought it was ok for the next couple of years, but itís all change again now so who knows!

    I hope old friends and new will pop in now and again to say hello and give me a boot up the bum
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
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    • jwil
    • By jwil 8th Jun 17, 12:00 PM
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    I say I'm running out of my stuff to declutter but in reality what I mean is I'm running out of the good stuff to ebay. So now I must focus on the annoying little bits that are no good to anyone, but are just hanging around. That should bump up my declutter list somewhat! I'm also going to have to resign myself to putting stuff in the bin if there's nothing else to do with it. That's something I find hard, but there's no point in treating my house like a landfill site for things I can't rehome!
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 8th Jun 17, 12:08 PM
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    You do amazing with your listing and decluttering.

    Can't believe you're looking at schools already that's gone so fast!
    • jwil
    • By jwil 15th Jun 17, 10:11 AM
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    You do amazing with your listing and decluttering.

    Can't believe you're looking at schools already that's gone so fast!
    Originally posted by Hiddenidenity
    Thanks Hidden Yes, he starts school in September so it was a parents introduction evening. It has gone so fast!
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 15th Jun 17, 10:19 AM
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    I really must update more often, otherwise it feels to me like I'm just coasting.

    Another two parcels to post today, but 6 items in them so that's good

    I've got a load of listings to do, as DH has prepped a lot and some for me too.

    I'm reasonably up to date with the admin side of things, I've got a load of paperwork to complete for little jwil's school so must try and do that later.

    I've made some small pads today:
    £1.04 mortgage
    £2.00 savings (emergency)
    £1.00 savings (ones I can dip in if need be)
    22p to joint OD

    I've got the dentist later so don't want to do any more for the time being in case I need anything more than a checkup.

    I've had a few redeems this week:
    £5 amazon voucher
    £6 paypal
    £2.30 cashback


    Going to try and get some surveys done today. I'm very close to redeeming on a couple of sites.
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 15th Jun 17, 10:22 AM
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    jwil
    Decluttering:
    Books: 317
    Magazines/papers: 38
    Ebay parcels: 964
    Other: 188

    Total: 1507


    Ebay listings: 1099

    Survey/other earnings:
    Amazon: £103.35
    Paypal/cash: £89.08
    Other vouchers:
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 16th Jun 17, 7:36 AM
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    Some small pads today:
    £0.43 mortgage
    £3.00 savings (emergency)
    £1.00 savings (ones I can dip in if need be)
    £0.35p to joint OD

    Off to catch up on some more surveys.

    No work needed at the dentist thankfully

    We've got to get little jwil's PE kit this weekend so he can take it to nursery next week to practice putting it on, so PADs are still small.

    11 parcels sent today, only one mine, but it's still some more gone

    I didn't get the school paperwork done yesterday or all of the listing, so will try and get some more done today.
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 18th Jun 17, 9:01 AM
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    No more pads this weekend, hopefully will do something tomorrow when my ebay sales go through.

    We did a boot sale yesterday so that's a bit more gone Also bagged up a load of stuff which will now go to charity.
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 19th Jun 17, 6:34 AM
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    10 parcels packed ready for posting.

    Some small pads today:
    £1.30 to mortgage
    £2.00 to savings.

    That's all for today due to needing fuel and a bill due tomorrow.

    Off to do some surveys. Trying to get some cashouts!
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • retiredandskint
    • By retiredandskint 19th Jun 17, 11:40 AM
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    Well done on the sales but especially on managing to put some money into savings.
    • jwil
    • By jwil 20th Jun 17, 7:45 AM
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    Well done on the sales but especially on managing to put some money into savings.
    Originally posted by retiredandskint
    Thanks retired How are you all doing? xx
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 20th Jun 17, 7:47 AM
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    4 parcels packed ready for posting. 4 sales I wasn't expecting as they have been on for a while

    Some small pads today:
    £0.43 to mortgage
    £2.00 to savings
    £0.40 to joint od.

    I've had to buy some more packaging as well.
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 22nd Jun 17, 10:54 AM
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    Another 5 parcels today Also someone has bid on a load of DH's stuff, so assuming that all goes well it will be a nice lot going

    Some small pads today:
    £1.87 to mortgage
    £2.00 to savings
    £3.00 to savings
    £0.34 to joint od.

    I've used most of the money from those sales to buy yet more packaging. It would be nice to get some more amazon vouchers so I don't need to spend 'real' money!

    I'm glad it's cooled down a bit today. The last few days have been hard work! Today I've changed all the beds and got the washing out on the line. Hoovered through downstairs, cleaned kitchen and bathroom.

    I've got loads of listings to do courtesy of DH so must try and get some of them on.

    I've also pretty much caught up on admin, though still haven't done the school paperwork! I've got a cheque from RM so have put that in the post too.

    Hope everyone is well
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 22nd Jun 17, 10:57 AM
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    Decluttering:
    Books: 326
    Magazines/papers: 38
    Ebay parcels: 992
    Other: 200

    Total: 1556


    Ebay listings: 1125

    Survey/other earnings:
    Amazon: £103.35
    Paypal/cash: £89.08
    Other vouchers:
    Last edited by jwil; 22-06-2017 at 10:59 AM.
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 22nd Jun 17, 10:59 AM
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    Deluttering:

    189. 4 x action figures
    190. Combat trousers
    191. Socks
    192. Postman Pat van
    193. Odd bits of duplo
    194. Big bag of books
    195. Bundle of childrens shoes
    196. Bag of nick nacks
    197. 4 x dvds
    198. Assorted cables
    199. 2 x broken photo frames
    200. Cooking tray
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • brizzledfw
    • By brizzledfw 23rd Jun 17, 10:18 AM
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    Way to go jwil...thats impressive decluttering.

    4 parcels off today. Soon to be 5 Hermes is my new best friend
    MFiT-T4 Member No. 96 - 2022 is my MF goal
    Winter 17/18 Savings Rate Goal: 25% [October 30%]
    Declutter 200 items before 31.01.18 xx/200 ** LSDs Target 10 for Winter 0x/10 **AFDs xx/15 ** Sales Target '17 £750 £225 so far
    **NSDs Target 10 for Winter xx/10 Trying to be a Frugalista
    • jwil
    • By jwil 26th Jun 17, 7:43 AM
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    Way to go jwil...thats impressive decluttering.

    4 parcels off today. Soon to be 5 Hermes is my new best friend
    Originally posted by brizzledfw
    Thanks Brizzle Well done on yours too

    I've gone off My Hermes - they managed to break a Le Creuset Cast Iron casserole dish I always pack my stuff to be bombproof, and I didn't even think Le Creuset were breakable, but they managed it!
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 26th Jun 17, 7:46 AM
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    Another 10 parcels going today

    Some small pads today:
    £0.74 to mortgage
    £3.00 to savings
    £3.00 to savings
    £0.30 to joint od.

    My cheque from RM is also being paid to the overdraft as well.

    I had another sort out this weekend, so more stuff on the way out.

    We also took the kids out for the afternoon which they loved. Yesterday we all went out for a meal too which was nice.

    Hope everyone is well
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 26th Jun 17, 9:26 AM
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    Sounds like a lovely weekend

    Have a nice day
    • jwil
    • By jwil 26th Jun 17, 1:34 PM
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    Sounds like a lovely weekend

    Have a nice day
    Originally posted by Hiddenidenity
    Thanks Hidden
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • jwil
    • By jwil 26th Jun 17, 1:37 PM
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    Decluttering:

    201. DVD
    202. Toy Tractor
    203. Envelopes
    204. Post its
    205. Paperwork
    206. 4 x bags
    207. Travel pillow
    208. Blu Tack
    209. Remote control
    210. Alarm clock
    211. Pens
    212. Fake flowers
    213. Candles
    214. Jewellery box
    215. 2 x money boxes
    216. Flower ornaments
    217. Toy train
    218. Toy spider
    219. Cat ornament
    220. 2 x soft toys
    221. Assorted ornaments
    222. Assorted nick nacks
    223. Toy donkey
    224. Wooden spoon
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
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