Sell to live for a year 2023

Tried this in 2016 managed till Sept which is good for me . Given cost of living rises and the amount of stuff in my house time to gumtree /facebook/boot sale the clutter and get space to breathe .I have a  facebook art gallery page so hoping to pay for my hobby through this and eventually top up my pension through this too as I'm not waiting till im 68 to fully retire.  So who is in  
So did well on the cc front mortgage bashing next .car finishes in 3 payments .This year gonna swim in lochs and under a waterfallKeep painting try and make it my semi retired career

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  • elly68
    elly68 Posts: 2,522 Forumite
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    So put up a post on my Ellie's art gallery facebook page hopefully get some sales through that .
    Went to see a chair today rather than buying new for conservatory new built but think it may be too large shame it was £40.00 on the plus side has made me start listing on gumtree if Im buying other people are wish me luck.
    Delayed the shop today as plenty food in can wait till tomorrow and gives me time to do food planner.
    I'm also pledging to the no new clothes for a year challenge bar undies/tights I splurged a bit last year and there was just no need.
    Will have a look at what else I can do
    Does anyone do snapsurveys ?


    So did well on the cc front mortgage bashing next .car finishes in 3 payments .This year gonna swim in lochs and under a waterfallKeep painting try and make it my semi retired career
  • elly68
    elly68 Posts: 2,522 Forumite
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    Well week 2 i've sold 3 wooden boxes for £80 and have been accepted to be part of a local art shop co-op to sell my paintings which are also cluttering up my house.
     I have to work in shop 1 day a month looking forward to my hobby hopefully making me some cash 
    Bootsale starts back soon but might concentrate on facebook sales until weather gets better
    batchcooking this week and going to sort menu as need to reduce food budget 
    Anyone else up for this ?

    So did well on the cc front mortgage bashing next .car finishes in 3 payments .This year gonna swim in lochs and under a waterfallKeep painting try and make it my semi retired career
  • elly68
    elly68 Posts: 2,522 Forumite
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    edited 16 January 2023 at 8:42PM
    next up a quirky mirror and youve guessed it another box yip one of my failings is boxes lol ive got another one with ceramic drawers was going to pain never gonna happen needs to go .
    what do you have to sell stuff skills ect that you can utilise to help with the finances this year 
    day 16 no new clothes and new look emails unsubscribed 
    So did well on the cc front mortgage bashing next .car finishes in 3 payments .This year gonna swim in lochs and under a waterfallKeep painting try and make it my semi retired career
  • elly68
    elly68 Posts: 2,522 Forumite
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    so nice to see the cash coming in  still not covering the food bill but making a dent 80/6000 of what i need to raise . unsubscribed shein too tempting .hope everyone is doing well  with this year's challenges .
    I'm back on flylady as house was becoming a hoarders paradise again.Enjoyed going through kitchen cupboards chucking out of date food and counting up the waste ,its encouraged me to meal plan to reduce wastage .
    happy selling everyone
    So did well on the cc front mortgage bashing next .car finishes in 3 payments .This year gonna swim in lochs and under a waterfallKeep painting try and make it my semi retired career
  • Tahlullah.H
    Tahlullah.H Posts: 1,227 Forumite
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    Good luck with your challenge elly.  Not sure I could sell enough in my house to live for a year, but it certainly helps with the budget.
    What I do not give, you must never take by force.
    Mortgage outstanding - 30/12/22 - £25,900. 31/01/23 - £22,300. 28/02/23 - £20,500. 31/03/23 - £17,500. 30/04/23 - £15,800. 30/05/23 - £13,800. 31/06/23 - £11,300. 31/07/23 - £9,800. 31/08/23 - £8,300. 30/09/23 - £6,000. 31/10/23 - £3,000. 30/11/23 - £1,200. 06/12/23 - £00.00
    God save us everyone, As we burn inside the fire of a thousand suns, For the sins of our hands, The sins of our tongues, The sins of our fathers, The sins of our young.
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  • elly68
    elly68 Posts: 2,522 Forumite
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    Thanks Tallulah ,started with a challenge on here of 10,000 in 2010 the original idea was to buy something for a pound then try and sell for double and make a profit until you made 10,000 however lots started their own side gig that are now functioning business other took part time jobs ect .I love picking up bargains and selling on so hence the items i have lying about but like everyone your enthusiam for stuff ebbs and flows and the house currently looks like hoarders paradise when i really want minimalism unlikely to ever happen but we can drean and at least have some uncluttered areas you can set your own target for this food for a year holiday ect im easy theres no set rules x
    So did well on the cc front mortgage bashing next .car finishes in 3 payments .This year gonna swim in lochs and under a waterfallKeep painting try and make it my semi retired career
  • Hi Elly just to let you know I'm following along with interest, I may join in as and when, I do sell things on Ebay from time to time but I'm not consistent! Well done for what you have sold so far😊
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