So, you are one of those people who makes resolutions each year. And this year, you’ve decided to spend less and save more.
Admirable, truly. But not always the easiest resolution to keep. Let’s face it…budgeting is hard and making massive changes to a static budget (meaning your family income isn’t changing) is more than a little bit of a challenge.
So… you start with the basics:
- 1) You write it all down. All of it. Yes, that coffee from Starbucks too. You don’t know what to trim until you know what you are spending.
- 2) Determine how much you would like to save. Write this down too.
- 3) Start to pay with cash only. If you don’t have it in hand, you can’t buy it. Set aside money each week for groceries, gas, eating out, etc. Once you have used those funds… you’re done for the week.
- 4) Make Money. (What?) Yes…. Make extra cash to add to what you can spend and save each week.
How do you do that? I have just the suggestion for you – and the inspiration to get you started.
But before you start to think I can’t….filling your head with excuses, know this: You Can. And that money is already right at your finger tips. It is in your home. eBay has newly created the Selling Inspiration House to walk you through your home, room by room, pointing out not only items you CAN sell, but items that are currently selling well on the site.
You choose the room.
eBay highlights the best options in that room. Take your bedroom closet for example: shoes, vintage Levis, handbags, dresses and outerwear are all things you could list.
And even better… wondering what the going rate for those items might be? Stick with the Selling Inspiration House. You’ll find those answers there too.
It is so much easier to get started than ever before. EBay is taking all of the guesswork out of the process. And don’t forget, you can always take a look at the basic tips for beginners.
Good luck with that budget…. (and with that selling!) Can’t wait to hear what you make!
Disclosure: I am a member of the eBay Parent Panel and am working closely with eBay, however, all opinions and experiences shared are mine alone.