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Moneysaving and frugal living mean making the most of everything, trying not to waste anything or simply making one thing from another rather than bin it, burn it or bury it. It's 'reduce, reuse, recycle' gone crazy...
Since reaching the age of independence some 30 years ago, I have had 15 home addresses. That equates to a house move every two years, on average, and that's what results in carting boxes of unopened junk and paperwork all around the country.
2014 is my frugal foray into de-cluttering in the hope that I have now found a long-term home. I'd love to say 'permanent home', but such things just aren't worth pondering, in my opinion.
So, what did I find that caused such great excitement while rummaging yesterday?
Y2K Annual Report
An annual report from 2000, which includes a list of items I thought I had lost forever. Nothing very exciting, other than some articles relevant to earning our cyberdosh.
The original eBid necklace!
The above is very exciting, as it harkens back to the 'old' eBid online auctions, when I used to run challenges on there - it was perfect timing, as this year's Billy Can and the Interest Beater Challenge could benefit from this, especially if we sort out some 'stuff' for selling online. You can collect buddy points and several of us still save these for gift buying. The link provided is my buddy link, it's completely free to join and I'll be running part of the Interest Beater Challenge through this selling platform.
Last, but by no means least, I made a fantastic discovery when going through my box of old folders!
It's my original research notes, the synopsis and a couple of rough draft chapters from what I lovingly called my bestseller project! It's based on actual events first brought to my attention in 1982, the consequences of which are so far-reaching that they go beyond the realms of imagination! I am absolutely delighted to have rediscovered them! :)
What treasures can you uncover in your own home? They don't need to have a cash value, just invoke memories from which you can raise a smile or share a tale or two with friends. Ask them to bring along some memories to share over a cuppa - it can be fun!