I’ve been a tad quiet on the blogging front over the last few weeks as I’ve just started a new job which will involve lots of UK travel. It’s all good so far and I’m enjoying it. I’ve been offered a 12 month maternity cover role so I have to make the most of the next 12 months and try and save as much money as possible to:
a) Pay off priority debts.
b) Start saving for our wedding – we’ve booked the venue for Dec 2016!
Exciting times! So I’m putting my thinking cap on as to how to save as much dough as possible.
So I’ve figured out a side hustle for tomorrow morning, it’s only a little one but every bit counts! This side hustle should land me £90 from Computer Exchange. If you don’t know already – Computer Exchange (CX) are great for second hand electronics and they buy your unwanted electronics too. You can get a price estimate on this website for any goods that you want to sell to them: https://uk.webuy.com/
Tomorrow, I shall be saying adios to my old iPhone 4 and a Friends DVD Box set. CX do make their profit margins though – I should get £20 for my friends box set – they will sell it for around £40. I should get £70 for my iPhone with the charger. So an extra £90 will definitely come in handy.
Next on my blogging list is the latest Glamour magazine freebies. Ladies you need to check this one out – if you buy one copy of their latest December edition for £2, you will get a nail varnish freebie (Nailsinc London, Wigmore Street) which is definitely worth more than a few quid, a 20% discount card off H&M and effectively a free gift from The Body Shop. Enclosed in the magazine, is a ‘little card of Christmas wishes’ courtesy of The Body Shop and it’s worth at least £3, £15 or £100 off product. That’s a little stocking filler sorted right there. Sorted.
Lastly, before I bid you a wonderful weekend – I wanted to include a bit about trying to keep the costs down as much as possible during the working week – in terms of buying lunch and take out coffee etc. In my new job, there’s literally coffee shops and cafe’s every where you turn, plus with travelling a lot – it’s tempting to head to the nearest convenience store for food. I worked out today that I could easily blow nearly £1k in 12 months on take out coffee, lunches and bits and bobs of food here and there! To avoid this, I will be making a concerted effort to drink home made take away coffee in my handy travel mug, make packed lunches, and bring in nuts/seeds etc into the office and generally healthy snacks to snack on when I’m out and about. I’m going to allow myself a treat here and there but I really need to keep the food and drink costs under control, as £1k would put a big dent in one of my debts.
How do you keep the costs of your working week down? Do you have any latest freebie goodies to share/side hustle ideas to make some extra cash?
Have a lovely weekend x