A testimony from Jill
About a month ago, my husband and I received a letter in the mail that the escrow balance on our rental home was short by $1351. After doing some research, we found that we had been paying taxes only on the land the home was built on and not on the home itself.
We had two months to come up with the money — and we were worried since we just completed an out-of-state move and I recently became a stay-at-home mom.
I started going through our home looking for anything I was willing to sell. I sold purses I no longer used, business supplies and products from a direct sales company I was no longer part of, a coffee table we had no room for, kitchen items I no longer used, a bridesmaid dress from a wedding I was in, and many other items.
After only 1 month, I had enough to pay the bill!
Here is the breakdown of how we saved up enough to pay this bill:
Put items in a garage sale at my parents’ house — $186
Listed items on local Facebook yard sale pages — $762
Carefully reviewed the escrow bill and called the mortgage company. We found that our homeowner’s insurance had been paid twice, and we received a check back from the insurance company for $562.
Not only did we have enough to cover the expenses, but there was money left over!
I am still listing items on the yard sale sites because I have learned that I truly do not need so many of the items I have in my home, and less is more!
Jill is a wife and a stay-at-home mom to her 8-month-old daughter. She loves finding deals, bargain shopping, and working hard to become debt free.
Have you saved up and paid cash for something — large or small? .