While the spending cuts continue, I’ve spent a little time brainstorming some income generating ideas. Hubby and I have a storage room of “extras” that we didn’t need when we combined our families. In addition to wanting to cut that $35/month cost for the storage space we have discussed selling the “extras” in the storage unit. Our original thought was to keep everything for the eldest when he goes off to college but I think we just made a blanket decision on that and didn’t really take a good inventory of what we have, what he can realistically use and–most importantly now that we are tackling debt–what we can make money from selling! We have a refrigerator, washer and dryer, lots of furniture. We’ll do an inventory soon, figure out what can go and put all proceeds toward debt.
I also have some leads on side income that I can work on during the “kid free” weekends. I’m looking at doing some side jobs in my professional area as well as some new things that are out of the box. I have a telephone interview for a position as a reservation clerk for a major company…but they already sound perplexed by my application. Oh well….I’ll just be honest and tell them I’m on a debt elimination plan! All of the ideas are “work from home” opportunities so there will be no additional costs incurred for commuting.
I did a closet clean out this weekend and have a good size box of random Ebay stuff. I’ve sold on Ebay before—mainly craft supplies a few years ago. I might have $200-$300 worth of random items so I’m excited about that!
I took two big boxes of my daughter’s clothing to a consignment shop this weekend. I had taken a small bag of things to this store in the past just to see how I did and from about 15 items, I made over $50. I am excited to find out what I earn with this batch. I had a load of adorable Easter dresses from over the years and I’m glad I actually got them TO the store well before Easter!
I’m looking at things through these new glasses and asking myself if something I find around the house can make us money! Let me hear your unique ideas for income!