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Now, on to the sad part of the post – Today’s the day I’ve finally got rid of my gorgeous Smeg Fridge. We’ve had loads of problemssince we bought it form someone I know from work, the seal went on the door, the freezer compartment door snapped and it started leaking every few weeks so when it leaked again last night we decided to put it in the garage and bring back in our old fridge freezer again. To be fair, our old fridge freezer is in fantastic condition, we only moved it out when we had the chance to buy the Smeg off a friend but still, it’s doesn’t look nearly as pretty as the Smeg did. Look, this is what I had:
And now this is what I have now:
Even with the cleverly placed fridge magnets that Mr Frugal added to the door:
I know there’s much bigger things to worry about in the world but still…. I did love my fridge ;-(
Anyway, I’m going to put it on Ebay as spares or repair to try and get some money for it to add to my new challenge fund. Which brings me nicely on to sharing my new challenge with you. I’ve decided that now we’re managing (only just) with my part time wages, we’re going to try and pay off our credit cards which is something I would love to do. We built up our credit card debt when I was off on maternity leave and added to it gradually over the years until a couple of years ago when we decided we were going to stop using them and try and pay them off. It didn’t quite work out that way as even though we stopped using the cards for the most part, we still only ever paid the minimum payment as we always seemed to have other things that we needed to spend our money on.
We’re going to ebay, carboot and use any extra money we have to try and pay off the debts one by one, starting with our Tesco credit card which has a balance on there of £460. If anyone wants to join me, you’re more than welcome to join in and share tips with me on how to make a bit of extra money to help.
Wish me luck….