The use it or lose it challenge - please join in

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  • faye1978
    faye1978 Posts: 215 Forumite
    Can I join? Haven't posted in a while but have already started to de-junk and have made a conscious decision to use what I have before buying more.

    I have my wedding dress to sell on - however, I still haven't had it cleaned - do you think I should get it cleaned or offer it uncleaned??? And apart from Ebay (cost me £7 on a free listing day to list and it STILL didn't sell), any ideas where I could sell it?
  • faye1978 wrote: »
    Can I join? Haven't posted in a while but have already started to de-junk and have made a conscious decision to use what I have before buying more.

    I have my wedding dress to sell on - however, I still haven't had it cleaned - do you think I should get it cleaned or offer it uncleaned??? And apart from Ebay (cost me £7 on a free listing day to list and it STILL didn't sell), any ideas where I could sell it?

    My friend sold her wedding dress on Gumtree which is free.

    Also your local newspaper if that has a classified section :D
    Saving my pennies for my wedding on 10th August 2013! :D :j
    First date 28/01/2010 :) Engaged 25/08/2011 :D Getting married 10/08/2013 :j
  • I'll join too please.
    I have a spare room full of bits and bobs, 5 boxes of clothes that the girls have grown out of and lots of old toys.
    I also have a garage full of stuff, and i have no idea what is lurking in the wardrobes :eek:
    I will de clutter my life this year, and as we are looking to rent a smaller/cheaper house in July this will be a good start to raising money for the moving fees
    Stop trying to keep up with the Jones, as they're trying to keep up with the Smith's
  • What a good thread, I will definately join in the no toiletries club, i have 3 drawers full and a bathroom cabinet! Unfortunately I lived in 3 places in 2009, so I do know what I own, but I'm sure I can manage another ebay/amazon push. Good luck everyone!
    :money:
  • svb53
    svb53 Posts: 214 Forumite
    Thanks to everyone for joining in, it's so nice to know that I'm not doing this on my own! I'm hoping doing this will also help create quite a few NSDs for me, as I could definitely use a few of those.
    I got so many lovely books and smelly sets for Christmas, but I'm trying to be good and either read or use up some of my oldest bits first.
    Anyone else want to join?
    LBM 27/12/14.
    January Ebay and Amazon aim: £500. £22/£500 January weight loss aim 10lb. 0/10.
    1 debt vs 100 days challenge £22/£500 by 7th April.
    Nsd January aim 20. PAD starting 29/12/14 £2
  • I'll join too, if thats okay?

    Ive also got the toiletries problem (is this a problem everyone has??) and will use them before I buy any more. Of course the shelf got even fuller over Xmas, so even more to get through now!
    Ive also got the NEXT vouchers from Xmas, but am keeping them for new bedding in the spring. DEFINATELY no wasting them on clothes in the sale that none of us will wear!
    I will also try to start a pile for EBAY - Ive got loads of things which have never been used that probably never will be!

    Good Luck everyone x
    Sealed Pot no 2011 :D
  • sibles
    sibles Posts: 234 Forumite
    I think this is a great idea and I'd love to join in!
    I buy things when I really don't need to, so going to work through all my books and smellies etc... and then head to the library!
    Clicking, searching and surveying my way to a life of debt freedom!
    Debt Free 27th Nov 2012
    Weight Loss so far: [STRIKE]12lb[/STRIKE][STRIKE]13lb[/STRIKE][STRIKE]15lb[/STRIKE][STRIKE]16lb[/STRIKE] 17lb
  • I vow to use my toiletries up before I raid Lush again too! I started out vowing to read all my unread books before I buy any more this year but I had a bit of a fail moment on that! However, I will renew this vow; along with another one. I will pay my fine off and start using the library again when I fancy something a bit different (in fact, I'm doing this online now :D) I will also stop buying clothes until I need them...so far I shouldn't need any for an age as I just bought the one thing missing from my wardrobe- a waterproof jacket!

    Another one though- I will not buy a whole album when I only like one track! I'll either borrow it or just download one song from itunes!
    DEBT: £3585.91/£76843
    Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2018 #033 £635.78/£2435.78
    EMERGENCY FUND: £1000/£1000
    Our greatest weakness lies in giving up; always try just one more time
  • *Jellie*
    *Jellie* Posts: 3,018 Forumite
    First Anniversary Combo Breaker
    I'm with you. Have already started and done tons of decluttering this year.
    Will continue to not buy new books, cds and dvds. I'll only buy to only replace toiletries, cleaners, clothes and shoes.
    2019 fashion on a ration 0/66 coupons
  • Hi,

    Can I join too? Just had my LBM....

    Have a pair of MBT's on ebay tmmw
    Loads of baby bottles never used...ebay tmmw
    Loads of wool (i'm sad and knit)...will knit up items and sell them
    Books lying around...get rid of
    Boxed Italian designer tights...ebay tmmw
    Candles and perfume...ebay tmmw
    Reduce my HBOS OD by £50 in Jan

    If I do the ebay things tmmw, I'll be pleased with myself. think this is gonna be baby steps to get rid of this huge mountain of debit...

    Good luck everyone. xx
    £38,000 and change to £0
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