Reducing food waste at Chez Wright isn’t all about the Friday routine.
It’s about keeping your eye on the prize.
Watching out for waste that may sneak up on you.
Take these bananas, for example…
Just 4 days old, and not in the best shape.
Looking much more appetising as a no added sugar or fat Banana and Ginger Loaf, me thinks!
I may actually be partaking in a slice, with a cup of tea, as I type .
That’s the save. How about the sale?
Cast your mind back. Spring 2012.
Simply Being Mum’s Spring Sale. My mission; To generate £600 by selling items no longer required.
Why £600? Well, I’d read that the average UK home contains approx. £600 (resale value) of redundant items. Loving an experiment, I wanted to see whether it was true. Even in a relatively uncluttered home.
Totals to date (rounded up and down):
eBay 1 = £52
Car Boot 1 = £82
eBay 2 = £32
Clothing Recycler = £14
eBay 3 = £96
Car Boot 2 = £60
Total £276 – nearly half way there!
****Correction (9pm I had a sudden thought, that doesn’t add up what I wrote on blog earlier – I’d missed last car boot total – duh!)
£336 OVER halfway there!*****
We did a car boot Sunday. I say we…. I had a helper.
My enthusiastic helper’s money was quickly put toward a new Monster High doll.
I’ve only just finished the first box! I’ve another to rustle up now! Good job I’ve invested in some glitter spray paint. Oh yes, it was only a matter of time.
And so the sale continues. I’m quite determined to reach my £600 target.
***Have you been generating cash from your clutter, or has it been a case of giving it away to get it out the door?***
Any inspiring tips, to give the Simply Being Mum Sale a final push?
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