Last week I posted about how on average a UK family may have around £600 of unwanted but saleable items in their home.
Click here to read that post.
Now the source of that fact is eluding me. I know I read it in a financial magazine in 2012, but can I find it? Alas no.
The source however isn’t important. I have a figure in mind, and that sounds like a challenge to me. Do I have £600 of stuff in my home I do not need. Do I actually have more than that?
Now I’m an extrovert (in the true sense of the word in that being in the company of others works for me – not that I like to be the centre of attention as it’s commonly misconstrued). I’m going to enjoy this challenge much more with company. Will you join me?
There aren’t any rules, it’s not that kind of challenge.
I’m limiting the time frame for myself because September is going to be a big month for The Wrights (remember the bad news bomb?) – and I’d like my challenge completed by 31st August as my head may be elsewhere afterward. But there’s no time frame for you. Do what suits you.
Also it does not have to be a £600 challenge, it could be a $600 challenge.
Keeping it simple to kick off I’m going to explain what I will be doing from today, and then I’ll check back in every Wednesday with my progress, and probably some tales to tell along the way!
You are very much encouraged to come by each Wednesday and talk about how you are getting on and tell your own stories. In fact I would love that. It will be fun.
1st July 2015 – I’m starting at £0. Over the next couple of days I am going to start decluttering once more to find these items we do not need. Then I will a) list them on ebay or b) box them up for an imminent car-boot-sale. I’m sure you’ll see me out and about on social media tagging myself!
And remember this isn’t just about the money. I’ll be decluttering and donating items to charity along the way also. It’s about reduction of clutter also. Win-Win.
Are you in?