It's getting closer to the day when I pick up my keys and begin a whole new life in my favourite little town ... this Friday in fact. So since the end of last week I've been sorting through things both in the house and in my mind. Choosing what to take with me and what to leave behind for now.
I've been mostly sorting through books and selling them on Ziffit, a second box full has just been picked up, with another almost £60 worth gone for good and enough raised now to buy myself a little fridge-freezer for the flat.
I debated long and hard about whether to buy a second-hand one, and indeed I eventually found one for just £30 on Facebook Marketplace that had been used in someone's shed for a few years, although it didn't have a freezer section. So I looked online at the prices of new undercounter fridges I found the perfect sized one for the tiny kitchen and it was just under £120 and it's got a freezer.
When you factor in a years guarantee and realise that if I bought the old one and it broke I would need it to be replaced and removed ... and removal costs £20. The new one started to look much more preferable. So this is my final choice.
Not the huge fridge freezer space that I'm used to, but being within walking distance of all the shops I need I have decided I will let them pay to keep food chilled or frozen and I'll be happy to go back to basics for now and have just what I need close at hand.
And it's cost is completely covered by the money I have made on Ziffit. 😃
My only new and major purchases are this little fridge-freezer and a washing machine that is also on order, everything else I am taking either from the Van or home, or buying second-hand. I see no need to splash the cash or acquire too many things.
I'm just keeping it simple.