We live in a small seaside town so when Miss Frugal finished school, she was pretty confident that she was going to be able to get a Summer job.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t that easy as she decided to have some time to relax after her exams before she started applying for jobs. By the time she got herself into gear, she was a good few weeks behind everyone else with the job-hunting which means that, as of today, she is still jobless.
Luckily she’s not one to give up that easily and decided that if she couldn’t find a job, she’d make one of her own!
So, the weekend before last, after an hour spent dropping her CV off in some shops and cafes in the town near us, she came home and had a big clear out and sorted out a big stack of things that she decided she could live without. She then set it all up, photographed each item and used my eBay account to list it all.
Over the next few days, she ‘encouraged’ Master Frugal and I both to have a bit of a clear out too and listed those things too.
She knows there’s only so much you can sell from your own home before you run out of things so last weekend, she came home from a sleepover and asked me if I’d go charity shop shopping with her to see if we could find some little treasures that she could sell on.
We decided to head to a nearby ‘affluent’ town for our charity shop shopping and had a lovely few hours wandering around the charity shops and picked up some amazing bargains that we could easily resell. We didn’t want to spend a fortune but there were some things we couldn’t resist – a Mulberry jumper for £7, a Ralph Lauren Polo shirt for £4 and even a Ted Baker top for £6. We also found a shop selling children’s clothes at 3 for £1 so we picked up an M&S toddler dress, a Swim About nappy and a Next top all for £1.
They’ve all been listed too now and there’s been lots of interest although they’re all on seven day auctions so not due to end until the weekend. She even has plans to tackle the garage next weekend and list as much as she possibly can from in there which is good for me as our garage is always in need of a clear out.
So far she’s made around £50 with lots of listings still to complete which isn’t as much as she would have earned working but it’s a definite start and is a great way for her to spend her time while she waits until a job comes along.
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