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New plan...time to see some movement!

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Debt Free Diaries
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  • jwiljwil Forumite
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    Payday today, hurrah!

    I've paid for after school club right through til October. Also paid £50 towards the car today.

    Little jwil was still complaining about feeling ill today, so haven't been out. I've had a good clean of the kitchen floor with the steam mop, it's never looked so clean (well as clean as manky concrete can look!). I've also ordered some replacement mop heads so that I can do more than one area at a time.

    I made some lardy cake. It's not bad for a first attempt! Whilst doing that decided that the big mixing bowl is just too big so I've put that out to go now. I've got a smaller one which is much better.

    I've also continued with various little cleaning jobs around the house, and wrapped DH's birthday presents for next week. I found a few bits and photo'd them ready to list on eBay.

    I've sold one item today, DH has a few going out tonight.

    DH is planning on car booting this weekend. Whether I go will depend on how the kids are. Back to work next week, it feels like a big waste of a week off this week, though I have achieved some stuff at home.

    Have a good weekend everyone :)
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  • jwiljwil Forumite
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    Well it's been car boot city this weekend.

    We sold at our usual one yesterday, did quite well, and we've sold at another one today, one we usually buy at but rarely sell at. We've done very well. I came home with the kids, but DH is still there. Lots of stuff gone.

    I've had a message on FB about one of the items I was selling. I thought I'd deleted them off there! I'll see if we've still got it once DH comes home before I message them. I'm not going to hold my breath though, too many timewasters before!
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  • Kitten868Kitten868 Forumite
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    Oh wow jwil that's fantastic news! I bet you feel physically lighter for that! I hope dh didn't bring anything home with him except a big wad of cash :) Facebook for sale is always such fun. Well done jwil! Xxxx
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    That's brilliant news that you did so much carboot selling today.
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  • ftbwannabeftbwannabe Forumite
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    What a productive weekend! What with that + fb + ebay, you are busting through loads of stuff.
    Now I'll go look up what lardy cake is... ;-)
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  • jwiljwil Forumite
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    Kitten868 wrote: »
    Oh wow jwil that's fantastic news! I bet you feel physically lighter for that! I hope dh didn't bring anything home with him except a big wad of cash :) Facebook for sale is always such fun. Well done jwil! Xxxx

    Thank you :) FB selling is NOT fun, but I eventually got rid of the item :T
    That's brilliant news that you did so much carboot selling today.

    Thank you, it's nice to have cleared some stuff and have some cash!
    ftbwannabe wrote: »
    What a productive weekend! What with that + fb + ebay, you are busting through loads of stuff.
    Now I'll go look up what lardy cake is... ;-)

    Thank you. It's nice to see the back of stuff!

    Lardy cake I think is a west country thing. You don't see it very often any more. It's basically a bread dough layered with fruit, sugar and lard. It's a lot nicer than it sounds!
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  • jwiljwil Forumite
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    We had a few sales last night, so another 16 parcels posted this morning :T

    DH sells a lot of items, but mostly they are so small. They don't take up huge amounts of space (probably why he's managed to accumulate so many!). It all adds up eventually though :D
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  • Kitten868Kitten868 Forumite
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    I was being sarcastic :)
    Hope it's bringing in the benjamin big or small parcels
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  • HI jwil

    Just caught up on your diary. You put me to shame with all your sales and car boot sales! You are doing a fantastic job. Just think September, October, November and December are the busiest times for ebay so brace yourself for a busy time.

    I think it feels amazing when the clutter starts to reduce and the cash comes in.

    When I have some time I am going to make myself a cup of coffee and find your old diary, as I think it will be such a good read.

    Take care and have a wonderful day.

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  • Robin09Robin09 Forumite
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    Great amount of sales. I never seem to have much luck on the fb groups either. Did a car boot a while ago, made about £150 and dropped the rest at the charity shop on the way home. I am planning another sort out, to see what we could sell.

    Yum to the lardy cake! Never attempted my own, but love to eat it :p
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