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  • DIY Christmas Sign – Joy

    Christmas can be an expensive time of the year, but making a DIY Christmas sign is not only a great way to save money and reuse products you already have to hand, it is also a great festive activity for the entire family to enjoy.

    DIY Christmas sign

    This Joy DIY Christmas sign is made using reclaimed wood and a Christmas bauble. It is easy to make and keeps the whole family entertained.

    You can use these instructions to create your own sign using any festive word or phrase that you like, plus changing up the colours of the paints and the bauble that you use.

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    DIY Christmas sign supplies

    You will need:

    • Reclaimed wood
    • Pop tab
    • Screw
    • Screwdriver
    • Green Paint
    • One small nail
    • Glue
    • White Paint
    • Paint brush

    Directions

    Clean the wood using dish soap, water and vinegar.

    Allow to dry.

    Cut wood to the desired size. (About 8″)

    Paint the wood green.

    Allow to dry.

    Paint the letters J and Y on the wood, leaving a space of about 4″ between them.

    Allow to dry.

     

    Flip the wood over and attach a pop tab with one screw so that the tab faces you. Line the tab up evenly with the top of the board.

    Flip the board back to the painted side.

    Place a small nail in the center of the letters J and Y.

    Pop the top off of a Christmas Bauble.

    Place the opening over the nail head.

    Secure with a drop of glue.

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    Allow to dry and hang.

    Other Christmas wood signs

    You can use this method to create a wide variety of Christmas wood signs – just think of different festive words you can create replicating this.

    You can also mix up the colours of the paint and baubles to change it up.

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  • Win one of five Christmas hampers

    Now that Halloween is safely over we can start thinking about Christmas, right? Whilst we can’t put up our decorations before the 2nd December because Tony celebrates his birthday on the 1st December, we are still getting into the festive mood. That is why I have teamed up with some UK Bloggers to bring you the chance to win not just one, but a whopping five Christmas hampers, delivered in time for the big day.

    This Christmas, some of the UK Bloggers have come together to offer you the chance to win five Virginia Hayward The Magic of Christmas Hampers. Five lucky winners will win a Christmas hamper delivered before Christmas. Keep reading to find out how you can enter.

    Who are the bloggers behind the giveaway?

    The UK Bloggers are a group of bloggers, podcasters, and influencers in the UK who are passionate about helping you to improve your life. We are a mix of lifestyle, parenting, food and money bloggers. Whether you want to make more money, find recipes, read about parenting or other lifestyle topics, we are your people. Here’s who we are:

    Savings 4 Savvy Mums | My Beautiful Mess | Rachel Bustin | Soph Obsessed | Charlotte Musha | The Somerset Foodie | Odd Hogg | Keiran Crying | Thrifty Chap | Bronni | Yorkshire Wonders

    Earning By The Sea | Welsh Mum | Mind Over Money Matters | My Money Cottage | Bargain Bunny | Slimming Violet | The Life Of Dee | Tuppennys Fireplace | My Three and Me | Side Hustle Directory

    Daily Deals Blog | Chilling With Lucas | Tammy Mum | Whinge Whinge Wine | Big Family Organised Chaos | Midlands Traveller | I Always Believed In Futures | Melanies Fab Finds | Really Missing Sleep | Life Loving | The Money Whisperer

    Ruth Makes Money | Jupiter Hadley | At Home With Kayla | Our Adventurehood | Looking After Your Pennies | The Free From Mummy | You Have To Laugh | Attachment Mummy | A Rose Tinted World | Mighty Mama Bear | Parenting Phils

    I Beat Debt | Run Jump Scrap | The Parent Game | Accidental Hipster Mum | Mummy Saver Money Maker | Miss Many Pennies | Savvy In Somerset | Dolly Dowsie | Yeah Lifestyle | Just Average Jen | Pain In The Head

    Raising Moonbows | Lindy Loves | Boxnip | Me Be Geek | Mrs Pinch | Thrifty Husband | Pounds and Sense | Boring Mother | A Mum Reviews |

    My Balancing Act | Emma Drew | Make Money Without A Job | Bump and Beyond | Life In A Break Down | Mummy Vs Work | Lisa’s Notebook | Christmas Magic And Markets |

    For The Family | The Money Saving Mum | Three Little Zees | Family Travel With Ellie | Two Plus Dogs  | At Home And Online | Adventures Of A Yorkshire Mum | The Willow Tree |

    The prizes

    You can win one of five Virginia Hayward The Magic Of Christmas Hampers.

    The rules

    The giveaway is open until midnight on 17th November 2019, when the five winners will be chosen.

    The giveaway is open to UK residents only.

    Winners will be contacted by email from laura@savings4savvymums.co.uk

    Should the Christmas hampers be out of stock then a suitable replacement will be found.

    How to enter

    You can enter by completing as many of the Rafflecopter widget entry options below as you like. You can enter multiple times by clicking on each blog link above and entering via their own widget. All entries will then be put together and five winners will be randomly chosen.

    Good luck!

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  • Poundland Christmas Lookbook 2019

    It might seem a little early to be talking about Christmas, however many of you in the Poundland Appreciation Society have been excited about what is on offer at Poundland this Christmas. Let’s take a look at the Poundland Christmas lookbook.

    Poundland Christmas Lookbook 2019

    This year there was no Christmas in July event, however I am excited to share the lookbook with you in the run up to Christmas.

    There are so many fantastic Poundland Christmas items on offer this year, with some items we have seen in previous years and a whole new host of items.

    Prices for the Poundland Christmas range vary between £1 – £5, and if we are lucky then some stores might even be selling real Christmas trees again this year.

    Click here to open the Poundland Christmas lookbook.

    It is 43 pages long, so please give it a moment to load.

    The Christmas range at Poundland has already entered stores now, and you will see more and more products in your store in the lead up to the big day.

    What to expect from the lookbook

    You will find all sorts in the lookbook, including:

    • Christmas decorations
    • Poundland Christmas Eve boxes
    • Gift sacks
    • Gift boxes and gift bags
    • Bunting
    • Elf on the shelf
    • Cards
    • Tableware
    • Home decorations
    • Cushions
    • Fragrance gifts including candles and room sprays
    • Gifts
    • Beauty gifts
    • Secret Santa gift ideas
    • Sweets and chocolates
    • Christmas crafts

    And lots more.

    Poundland Christmas in July 2018

    Want to check out last year’s Christmas in July event? Watch it below

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCAo3Pmo7cA&t

    What’s your favourite item?

    I would love to know what your favourite Christmas products are this year. Leave a comment below to let me know what your favourite item or items from this year’s range are.

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    If you love Poundland as much as I do then you will love the Poundland Appreciation Society. Come and join us on Facebook.

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  • Evri / Myhermes contact – how to contact someone at Evri / Hermes

    Evri, previously known as Hermes don’t have the best reputation when things go wrong. Our Hermes delivery guy is amazing, but when things go wrong sending eBay or Vinted parcels, WOW they go wrong. Getting a Myhermes contact can almost be impossible, so I have donned my detective hat to find their contact information for you.

    We were already a nation of online shoppers, but the COVID-19 pandemic means that many of us are shopping online more than ever.

    If you shop online then you have probably encountered Myhermes/Hermes/Evri since many big named retailers use them as a delivery partner.

    Hermes becomes Evri

    In March 2022 Hermes changed their name to Evri.

    If you are here looking for a phone number for Hermes/Evri then let’s assume that NOT everyone loves them.

    Just take a look at some of these hilarious and disgruntled tweets:

     

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    However, did you know that a lot of the UK’s top retail brands use Hermes / Evri, including ASOS, boohoo, Missguided, PrettyLittleThing, John Lewis, Debenhams, eBay and Amazon to name a few.

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    Contact Evri / Hermes

    Simply visit their help and support page to start your query.

    From here, depending on the day of the week, the wind direction, how the stars align and the daily tides will impact how you get to make contact with Myhermes. You could chat to a bot, you could chat to a human or you could send an email that never gets answered. 

    Evri MyHermes contact on social media

    Evri / Hermes state that they do not resolve customer queries on social media, however if you do want to reach them on social media these are the links:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evridelivery     

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evridelivery/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/evridelivery/   

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/evridelivery

     

    Our favourite mailing supplies

    I love selling my unwanted items on eBay and Vinted, which means there is always something to post. Over the years I have found my favourite mailing supplies and they are all available from Amazon.
     
     
    100 pink mailing bags – these are PERFECT for posting clothes and I always get compliments on the gorgeous colour of the mailing bags. 
     
    Thank you stickers add a bit of fun and colour to my packages, and I love this multicoloured set. They go really lovely with the pink mailing bags and are an utter bargain.
     
    If you are posting out things like cosmetics or books that might need a bit more padding, save money by stocking up on jiffy bags. So much cheaper than you will pay at the Post Office.
     
    Not all Cellotape is created equally, and this is the best stuff I have ever used. Yes, I like Poundland prices, but sometimes it just doesn’t cut it. 
     
     

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    Speak to a human – Evri Myhermes Contact

    If you prefer to speak to someone directly about your issue you can ring Evri on 0330 808 5456.

    You will need to follow the automated menu system (and you might need information from the parcel such as tracking).

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    Evri MyHermes Contact – live chat

    Finding the Evri Hermes live chat these days can lead you down a rabbit hole with some broken links and pages not working as expected.

    For example, this Evri Myhermes contact link will send you on a wild goose chase (at the time of writing).

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    Email Evri Hermes

    You can email Hermes customer support at customer.relations@hermes-europe.co.uk

    Email the Evri Hermes CEO

    Martijn de Lange is the CEO of Hermes having worked at the company for more than 8 years.

    Whilst I don’t think that Martijn is sitting there waiting for me to complain about my missing parcel, others have reported finding it extremely effective to email him every single day with their issue to get a quicker resolution.

    You can email Martijn at: Martijn.deLange@hermes-europe.co.uk

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    Here is what the Hermes website has to say about him:

    Born in Holland, Martijn came to the UK in 2006 to set up TNT Post North Ltd., after which he became Operations Director of TNT Post. In 2013 Martijn moved to Hermes where he became Operations Director and after promotions into COO and Managing Director, he was appointed CEO of Hermes UK in November 2017. On March 11, 2022, Hermes UK announced that it is to rebrand as ‘Evri’ with a new logo and brand identity that will be rolled out across all its locations, vehicles and ParcelShops.

    Evri Myhermes contact – Snail mail

    If you prefer to put pen to paper you can write a letter to Hermes at the following address:

    Hermes Parcelnet Ltd,
    Capitol House,
    1 Capitol Close,
    Morley
    LS27 0WH

    My Hermes customer stories

    I asked some Hermes customers for their stories and they did not fail to disappoint!

    My Hermes driver used to drop off round the back when we were doing our extension and the side gate was off. He used to leave me little notes with the parcel…
    “It’s coming on nicely” “love the new island” “looks like you’ll be done in time for Christmas” – I kind of looked forward to the notes more than the parcels. Sarah
     
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    When my youngest was born, I’d had my 2nd c-section so couldn’t move all that well in the first week.
    I remember being on the sofa breast feeding the baby with my then toddler next to me grabbing my other boob as was feeling left out. I was in a dressing gown…..and pretty much nothing else, all hanging out.
    The delivery guy walked in without knocking, straight into the front room and dropped my parcel on the other sofa.
    I was too shocked to say anything, and he obviously too shocked to also speak.
    He just walked out again.
    (My neighbour has a porch, so mine sort of looks like it should be a porch but is just an extension leading straight into the house, with an annoying front door which you can just open unless locked from inside). Emmy’s Mummy
     
    I moved into a small village where everyone knows each other. As I work from home I have invested in some cool loungewear: Knitted, cotton, shorts: name it I have a whole collection now. As a blogger I have had delivery nearly everyday ( especially during lockdown) and he always comes around early afternoon. After around 3 weeks, he finally burst and asked me straight forward: do you always wear pyjamas?! 😀 I couldn’t stop laughing. I was soo proud of my “loungewear” ! And quite gutted he didn’t recognise my sense of style! Don’t Cramp My Style.
     
    I sold a suit on ebay and used Hermes to post it. On arrival, the parcel had been cut open and the suit replaced with a dirty, scrunched up and frankly, quite cheap and nasty dress! My customer was not happy as she bought the suit for an upcoming interview! Hermes refunded the cost of postage and the sale price of the suit, but they didn’t seem to care and didn’t suggest there would be any investigation into whodunit. Just a few weeks later, I sent two purses in one parcel, that packet was also opened and one purse was taken out. I switched back to Royal Mail after that! Valid Articles.
     
    Omg they are currently driving me nuts, I’ve ordered two parcels from a retailer and both times I was at home, they send their text to say its been left in a safe place, and it’s some outhouse with a washing machine, which is not my house! I have stood by my door on both occasions waiting for the delivery and they have not shown up, everytime I email to say its not my house they keep telling me to get in contact with the retailer for a replacement or refund as they’ve definitely delivered to my house! Its driving me crazy and I now won’t order from that particular retailer as I never receive my parcels, yet they seem happy to take the word of the hermes delivery person over me!!! Glamping or Camping.
     

    Evri alternatives

     
    If you are looking for suitable alternatives to MyHermes then we would recommend giving Parcel2Go a try.
     
    You could also use DHL UK as an Evri alternative. 
     

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    My experiences with Evri/Hermes

     
    Over the years I have sent a lot of parcels using Hermes, and the majority of the time things go well. However, when they do go wrong they seem to royally go wrong. 
     
    One example is items being dropped off at a parcelshop and the tracking never updating and the items never getting to the buyer. This has happened to me with 3 items now. Since they don’t appear to be scanned in there were no refunds from Hermes.
     
    I have also sent items that have got very damaged despite being packaged well. In these cases I was able to get compensation from Hermes.
     
    As for deliveries, our Hermes delivery driver is amazing and we have had absolutely no issue at all.
     

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  • Win a £50 Amazon Gift Card This Summer

    July is here and with plenty of sun for some, or the chance to go to where the sun is. But with your chance to win a £50 Amazon Giftcard then continue reading!

    There are plenty of ways to enter, simply scroll down to the Rafflecopter widget below to see the options. You will also see the terms and conditions below as well as all of the blogs taking part – please do take a moment to visit them to show your support to them.

    Bloggers Taking Part

    Here is a list of all of the bloggers taking part in this giveaway – please show your support by visiting them.

    Live Life Love | The Money Raven | Live Life Love Travel | Bright Fish Media | Bossy Girl | You Can Make Money on the Internet | Craving Christmas | In Home Insights | Active Gardening | Blog Bay Bee | Live Well Way | Not Got a Clue | Sit and Take in the View | Pesto and Margaritas | Crafting Her Scents | Crafting Her Plans | The Coffee Chef | Our Life Interrupted | Sand and Sunshine | The Way Up Fitness | The Lace | 3 Words | Notes From a Kitchen | Valid Articles | Houston Marcha | Introverted Travel | Reduced Grub | Mrs Pinch | Good Homepage | Matched Betting Today | Thrifty and Minimalist | Save and Earn | Nine to Three Thirty | My Next Wedding | Forever Home | My Way to Green | Sahara Vibes | Swift Earning | Filuv | Go for Lifestyle | Nishiv | Mum’s the Wurd | Vegan Book | The Smokin Cuban | The Life of Adventure | Garden Tea Cakes and Me | Bet Your Lifestyle | Be a Happy World | All Sorts of Jazz | A Life of Lovely | Clean Beauty Loves | A Life of Man | A Little Life of Lovely | Tingle Bytes | Great Yoga Tips | Shake a Cocktail | Fun Free and Frugal | Manifest With Loa | Project Poppet | Lifestyle Original | BPA Free Kids | Daily Word of Life | Homescapes Interiors | Vintage Villas Home | Frugal Blogger Eats | Simple Happy Home | Mum’s Money Corner | Journal Boss | Kigbe | The Girl is Back | The Finance Fettler | Doing the Impcosible | The Katie Wright Life | Hello Sixty | London Fridge | Youth and Trends | Body Potency | Weddings Vintage | Thrifty Husband | A Thrifty Husband | Have a Merry Christmas | Accounting Page | Big Boys Cry | Sporf | Swallowtail Games | The Shop for Her | Adventures in Progress | Balance the Budget | Life With More Sparkle | Helen Craddock | The Elements of Blogging | Easy Meals for Busy Mums | The Thrifty Princess | Bark and Bites | Steely Soft | Blondarina | Nelau | Master Money Multiplier | Cool Kid Crafts | Good Resumes |

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    This prize is a £50 Amazon GiftCard

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  • Poundland Online

    Everyone is looking for a bargain, we all love to save money on our shopping. What are the benefits of looking on the internet at bargain shops before you head instore to buy and what can you discover at Poundland online? Mrs Pinch takes a look.

    Poundland online

    Poundland are now selling online via PoundShop.com.

    This means that you can pick up your favourite Poundland finds online, including a few bits from Pep & Co.

    Poundland online Seasonal Supplies

    Poundland is one of the go to places for your seasonal supplies. From Easter to Halloween and not forgetting Christmas, they have fantastic decorations, tasty treats and present ideas. The current seasonal celebration is usually the first clickable tab over at Poundland online. This let’s you look at all the items they’re stocking and check those bargain prices. Whether it’s chocolate eggs, witches hats or Christmas wrapping paper, you’ll find some great offers.

    Stock Up Your Cupboards

    Poundland is possibly the perfect place to stock up your store cupboards. With branded goods like Kellogg, Heinz and Fray Bentos, there’s loads of delicious things on offer. There are plenty of different chocolates available like bags of Maltesers and Poundland’s own Twin Peaks creation which is supposed to be along the lines of Toberlone. You can also find retro sweets, crisps, dried fruits and nuts and Weight Watchers items. Cakes, biscuits, hot drinks and soft drinks are available too, with some great offers like 2 bottles of 500ml Vimto for £1.

    Health & Beauty

    The company say they have great value on all your favourite health and beauty brands. This includes make-up, hair care and baby products. You can also find healthcare items like plasters, toiletries like shower gel and dental items such as toothpaste and moth wash. Expect to find Aquafresh, Gillette and Carex. These beauty products are perfect for taking camping or stocking up your bathroom cabinets.

    Home, Pet & Gardening

    Keep your home in order with kitchen utensils, food storage and tableware. You can even get a frying pan for a quid! Photo frames, bathroom accessories and light bulbs are also available. Keep your place spic and span with cleaning supplies like polish, washing up liquid and stain remover. If you’re a keen gardener you don’t need to spend a lot as you can pick up bulbs, seeds, pots, tools, ornaments and even solar lights from Poundland. Treat your four legged friend or get some fat balls for those wild birds visiting your garden. You might even pick up some fab stuff for your home office!

    Entertainment & Toys

    You can pick up second hand films and music CDs for a pound each. They are part of the ‘replay’ scheme which guarantees the quality but are pre-owned. Stock up on batteries from well known brands such as Kodak and Duracell. There’s also a great range of Toys available, perfect for pocket money spends or those children’s birthday parties where you don’t want to spend too much.

    Stationery, Crafts & Party Supplies

    For crafters, knitters and eBayers, there’s something for all of you, from googly eyes and packaging tape to balls of yarn on a 3 for £2 offer. There are school an office essentials in the stationery section along with colouring pencils, permanent markers and pencil cases. Keep the kids busy on a rainy day with beads, pipe cleaners and lollypop sticks.

    Mobile & e-Gifts

    You can find out what mobile phone services Poundland also offers. You’re now able to top up instore for a number of well known and less popular mobile phone providers. You can also send international mobile credit to loved ones abroad and buy sim cards too. Discover on Poundland online what e-Gifts are available, including Netflix, Spotify and Xbox.

    Start A Shuffle

    Poundline say that they have so many awesome products you might not know what you’re looking for. To make shopping with them a little more fun, you can search for products by simply hitting a Shuffle button. This then gives you twenty products to look at, from across the Poundland range. When we did this we were shown DIY tools, Bournville chocolate and Miami Vice on DVD.

    Find Your Nearest Store

    When you’ve looked at Poundland online and found what you want to buy you can search for your nearest store. Simply type in your postcode and the website will detail your closest five shops, in distance order. Then all you have to do is visit, buy and enjoy your purchases from Poundland.

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  • 9 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

    The moment has come to plan the big day? The very first thing to do is to set your budget. Once you’ve put the realistic limit to it – make a spreadsheet and track down all your expenses. This way you can see where you can afford more, and where you can cut your costs. And below are some tips that will help you cut corners:

    1. Time and Location

    The traditional wedding day is Saturday. But since you’re looking into ways to cut costs, think about Sunday or even Friday. Friday sounds nice, cause you and your guests will have a whole weekend ahead to enjoy and recuperate. But be sure to give an advanced notice, so that your family and friends will arrange time off work.

    2. Cut Your Guest List

    Think about a cozier and intimate wedding. The shorter your guest list the easier it’s on your budget. And you will get to have more quality time with each guest. You can also manage the list by limiting the number of plus-one guests. Do not offer this option to every single guest, extend this to married or engaged couples, or at least those who are in a long-term relationship.

    3. Manage the Supplies

    Once you’ve set the date and have the approximate number of guests, it’s time to book the suppliers. Make a list of them, subscribe to their newsletters, and keep an eye on discounts and bargains. It’s better to book early, especially if you are planning to get married in the high wedding season. Don’t be too shy and try to negotiate, and get a personal discount. Some suppliers will offer a markdown for feedback or review on their services or products on social media and websites. 

    4. Pick an Unusual Venue

    For starters, you can use the same venue for the ceremony and reception. This way you’ll save on the decorations and transport costs. But if that’s not possible, think about choosing a venue that has natural beauty and doesn’t need much decoration – like restored barns, some industrial space, or maybe even a village hall, library, or museum. Plus, if you are getting married close to holidays, like Christmas, a lot of venues will already have the decor in them. 

    5. Opt for DIY

    This doesn’t mean that you will have to do everything with just your own hands. Think about your gifted and talented family members and friends. Maybe someone is great in design and can help you with the invitations and menus, or your aunt is into gardening and can make a wedding bouquet for you? Ask around, and see who can pitch in and lower your costs.

    6. Cut the Budget for Booze and Cake

    Stick just to two types of alcohol beverages – wine and beer, to keep your costs down. And also think about baking off your buffet.  Buy a small wedding cake if you can’t do without it, and ask your friends and family to bring their favourite desserts and organize a dessert table.

    7. Cut the Favours

    Do you remember where is the favour from the last wedding that you attended? Probably not. So why not skip this part and save the time and money. Especially if you have a small wedding with just your closest people, who are happy to share this day with you and don’t need any freebies.  

    8. Book an Amateur Photographer

    Think about a photographer that is just starting their career. Look for students or freelance photographers, and ask your friends around if they know some amateur photographers. This way you will keep the price down and can negotiate the conditions. Like having all the digital photos. This way you can share the digital copies with your guests via e-mail or social media. 

    9. Ditch the Videographer 

    Ask your guests to take pictures and videos of any moments of this unforgettable day and send them to you right away. This way you will be able to mix the professional pictures from the photographer with those from your guests and make a memorable slideshow. All you have to do is get the wedding slideshow maker and spare some time. 

     

    So, the big day is coming. But we hope that this article was helpful and now you’re fully prepared to use your budget wisely and have a great celebration of your love with your closest ones!

  • Best Things To Sell At A Car Boot Sale

    Have you been going round your home, looking at stuff you no longer want? Making a pile of things you no longer need in your life? Maybe you’ve collated them to send to the charity shop but have you considered doing a car boot sale? They’re cheap to attend, fun to do and you might make more than you think! Let’s take a look at some of the best things to sell at a car boot sale.

    Clothing

    One of the top selling items at car boots is often clothing. Whether you have vintage wear or baby clothing, there is a market for it. Be aware of your presentation. Use a clothes rail if you can with hangers. Also know the state of the items before you get questions on them. If there is a hole, make sure you know and vary your price accordingly. You’ll likely get haggled, but that’s true of everything at car boots.

    Books

    Clear your bookshelf of those novels and autobiographies you no longer want. Paperbacks sell well as people like to pick them for a pound or two to read on holiday. Be aware of what you’re selling, you don’t want to be letting a rare book go for 50p if it’s worth a lot more. Check eBay for prices before you go to the car boot.

    Unwanted Gifts

    Maybe you have a cupboard of unwanted gifts from Christmas? Instead of re-gifting, why not sell them? Perhaps it’s a perfume you’re never going to use or a shower gel gift set you don’t like the brand of? As long as these type of products are unused, you can sell them. You could also put any other unwanted gifts you have hanging around, on your stall too. They might not be up your street but they could be exactly what someone else is looking for! Potentially one of the best things to sell at a car boot sale!

    Music And Film

    You usually see a lot of CDs and DVDs at car boot sales. Be sensible with your pricing as there is a high possibility another stall is selling the same album or film you no longer want. You’ll likely get one or two pounds for these items. If you’re selling vinyl records, know what you’re selling! The last thing you want to do it sell a rare first print for a fiver! A top tip is to put these items in boxes so they can easily be flicked through.

    Other Items

    You might be thinking about selling furniture at the car boot. Think about the size of the items, even though they tend to sell quite well, to fit it in your car you might not be able to fit other things in. Tools, garden things and bric-a-brac are also interesting items for buyers. If you’re clearing out your old musical instruments that you no longer play these are also one of the best things to sell at a car boot sale. Be sure to pack them well so they don’t get damaged in transit. Also make sure you have a price you know your items are worth and what kind of price you’re prepared to sell them for. You will get haggled, but stick to what you know they’re worth!

    Enjoy your car boot experience. The time will fly by, you’ll likely get people snooping around what you’re selling before you’ve even set up your table but it’s all part of the fun. Have plenty of change, work on your haggling game and know that you can say no if you don’t like the price they’re offering. Another top tip is to not spend more than you make and take your own flask of coffee so you don’t have to buy one at the butty van. Happy selling!

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  • Where Can You Sell Clothes For Cash?

    How often do you put your washing away and think to yourself that you have too many clothes? What can you do with the ones you don’t want or wear anymore? There’s the obvious idea of bagging them up and taking them to a charity shop what about selling them? It can be a way of giving you a little bit of money back considering you bought the clothes in the first place. Let’s take a look at some ideas of how you can sell clothes for cash.

    Clothes That Have Seen Better Days

    Firstly, organise the clothes you are getting rid of into piles of ‘seen better days’ and ‘will sell’. The ones that have seen better days can be bundled up and you can take them to a cash for clothes type shop in your area. A simple search online will help you find your nearest place. The amount you get paid is per kilo and the price varies from shop to shop. It could be around 50p per kilo so if you have lots of bin liners full, you could make a couple of notes.

    Sell Online

    Now we’ve got rid of the piles of clothes that have seen better days, we can concentrate on the items that will sell online. There are so many different sites that you can use to sell your clothes on the internet. Firstly, try Ebay. If you can list your items during a ‘£1 maximum fee’ weekend you’ll only pay a maximum of £1 per sale. When you usually pay 10% of the final cost in fees, it’s a good way to make that little bit of extra money. Ebay is many people’s go to buying site for second hand clothes so you’ve got a big audience. If you have vintage clothing you might be surprised how much it sells for. Take a look at other listings for an idea of how much you could make.

    For vintage clothes, try Depop. They take 10% of what you make but it’s somewhere people go specifically for vintage gear. Whilst some people report that haggling from buyers gets annoying, you can usually get a good price for your vintage items.

    There are fee free places you can sell clothing too. Facebook Marketplace is great for bundles of clothing that you don’t want to have to send through the post. Collection only items are great and many people will collect from you the same day, sometimes within an hour. There are no fees so you keep 100% of what you get paid. Shpock is similar. It’s fee free and focuses on local selling. You can pay for upgrades like top search results but you don’t need to. Unlike Facebook, buyers don’t see all your details, which some people might prefer. There are some great fee free ways to sell clothes for cash, take advantage of the lack of fees!

    Top Tips

    One of the best sell clothes for cash tips is to sell seasonally to get the maximum eyes on the product and the best price. If you have prom dresses to sell, get them online at the time when people will be searching for prom dresses. Selling Christmas jumpers? Put them on in November when festivities are starting to be though of. Most people won’t be searching for Christmas jumpers in June. Don’t not list because it’s the wrong time of year though. If you have items to sell, get them listed. Things will probably sell at any time of year, you just not make as much as you perhaps could. Consider car boots sales too if you have a lot of stuff that you want to get rid of. Bundles of baby clothing do really well at car boot sales.

    Have You Considered Donating?

    As well as charity shops where you obviously donate your things, have you thought about donating to a specific cause? If you have a wedding dress or a wedding suit which you don’t just want to sell, why not gift it to someone who needs one? There are a few different donation sites where you can send your clothes. These could be for terminally ill couples here in the UK who’s final wish is for a wedding. Alternatively it could be sold in order to raise funds to battle back against child marriage in the world. 12 millions girls become child brides every year and your wedding dress could raise funds to help protect more and more children.

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