Saturday, July 06, 2013

£2013 in 2013

A Frugal Wife has been doing a '£2013 in 2013' challenge, and I thought I'd join in. I know I'm coming late to this, as we are already halfway through the year, but I think it's doable and will spur me on with my eBay adventures and might even make me do a boot sale later this year. I might not get to £2013, but it's worth a try.

I have a bit of a head start, as this week I collected together my old gold - broken necklaces, odd earrings, that kind of thing. My parents gave me a few bits as well, and I sent them off to Tesco's gold exchange, hoping for £50 or £60. I was delighted to receive £520!   There's a decent start to my project, then. I also have a bit of money put aside that we've earned through cashback sites, so we've £598.01 to start off with, as you can see in the nifty little widget over there on the right.  I'm hoping this goal will encourage me to have a sort out and start listing things on ebay, which I've been putting off forever. 

I will be counting money made from:

  • Selling my old gold and silver (I have some more gold I don't want that I actually couldn't find. I know, how disorganised am I if I can't find my jewellery?! When it turns up, I'll be selling that too)
  •  Ebay/Amazon sales
  • Cashback sites
  • ironing and cleaning work I'll be doing
  • Anything left in our budget envelopes each month 
  • Money made from the boot sale I might get around to doing!
  • Anything else I can think of


  1. What a cool idea! I can't believe how much you've made already! And how wonderful that you are also making space in your home for the things you really want to have. Inspiring!

  2. Yes, I seem to be on a bit of a mission lately! Although we found out today there is something wrong with the car - isn't that always the way when you have a little extra money something happens?

  3. Hello & welcome on board the 2013 train! I can't wait to hear how you get on. I hope there's nothing major (and too expensive) wrong with your car. Like you say it's always the way! :/


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