Oh god, we’re so bored of listening to people with no money worries saying things like “It’s just not that hard to cut back” and “Can’t you just let go of the butler?” Maybe we made that last one up, but there’s a grain of truth in our exaggerated point. Money advice is frequently impractical, boring and very draining on happiness levels!
Our Blackberry, iPhone, laptop, camera and iPad trade in service is about making the most of things – we give you money, you give us your old iPad, we refurbish it and give it a happy new life! It’s all about minimising e-waste and helping both sides of the coin make…. more coins! Here are a few austerity tips we’ve badgered out of the folks here in the Money4Machines head office…
• Go through each room in the house – no rush, just one every few weeks – and sort out any stuff that can be sold on auction websites like eBay or flogged at a car boot sale. Go at it little by little and it’s far less tedious.
• Stop paying for gym membership. There’s a whole bloody world outside the door! Take up jogging with a mate, play footy, go cycling, do circuits in the park, or do Zumba using YouTube videos! They’re all things our staff do in their deliciously free spare time.
• You knew it was coming…. SELL IPADS AND CAMERAS AND GADGETS TO US!! If you can’t find your gadget listed on our site, get in touch (we’re really not that fussy and love an obscure device every now and then!)
• Write down how much you spend each month on things like magazines, take away coffee, just-nipping-out-for-a-few-bits-and-bobs-from-the-shop etc. One of our guys realised he was spending more than £100 per month on take away sushi every lunch!