We all know it’s expensive to raise a child, and we’re always looking for ways to cut back and save some money. This is actually easier than you may have thought it to be.
Claire Cobbledick, GM of Gumtree SA recommends the following tips to reduce your debt and earn some extra cash at the same time:
Do you have unwanted or unnecessary items like old cellphones, clothing, and furniture, baby goods that your kids have outgrown or sports equipment? Simply list these items on Gumtree (for free) and get extra cash. The average second-hand feature phone sells for R4 000, a decent condition baby stroller can get R1 500 and couches range between R500 and R2 500.
Buy second hand
You can save money by buying high-quality second-hand goods on websites like Gumtree − especially in short-term usage categories like baby items and kids’ sports goods.
Reduce your petrol costs by half or even three quarters by ride sharing. Check out Gumtree Services under “rideshare” to see if there’s a group already going your way or to list your own ad for free to set one up.
Cash in on your craft
Thousands of listers make tidy sums on Gumtree every day by selling their home-made goods like woodwork, clothing, lamp shades, cakes and more.
Be of service
You can also make money from any expert services you can offer in your spare time − repairing technology, handywork, car repairs, tutoring or book keeping.
Xanet is an award-winning journalist and Living and Loving’s digital editor. She has won numerous awards for her health and wellness articles and was a finalist for the Discovery Journalist of the Year in 2009 and again in 2011 for the Discovery Best Health Consumer Reporting and Feature Writing category. She is responsible for our online presence across social media channels and makes sure our moms have fresh and interesting articles to read every day. Learn more about Xanet Scheepers.