Saver Series – Part 2 – Self Storage Units

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You might remember that we are still living in a 100m2 apartment with two kids.

With 2 babies and everything that comes with them this little place was getting tighter and tighter add the seasonal items such as Christmas trees and Easter trees (yes we have one) we really had to find a Storage Unit.

Our 1st storage unit was costing usĀ  a crazy R 670.00 per month, at the time we figured it wasn’t going to be to long as we were on our way to our new home.We were so positive I packed everything ready for its specific room in our new home (those boxes are bittersweet to look at to this day).

So we lumped it – R 670.00 per month to store unused and seasonal items.

A friend of mine came across an awesome XtraSpace Storage special and two weeks later we moved from one unit into another.Its pretty much the same distance as the other but in the opposite direction.Also the XtraSpace units are a lot cleaner – I had to wipe clean the layer of dust from all our items (our old unit was on a plot) before it went into our new storage.

What are we now paying…..R210.00 a month for a 5sqm unit which is ideal for what we need.

This means we have saved R 2300.00 over the last 5 months – Love it.

Bargain Right!!!

And you can take advantage of their amazing offers just have a look below:

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JOHANNESBURG
JHB CENTRAL
The biggest and best saver special we have currently is at our JHB Central facility where we have a 60% discount on available units only. This special runs until February 2016.

EAST RAND REGION
BRAKPAN
At our facility in Brakpan, we are currently running a special on our 15sqm units, with a saving of R230 per month. This special is running until the end of December 2015.

EAST RAND REGION
ALBERTON COMRINK STREET
At our Combrink Street facility (Alberton) we are currently running a special on our 9sqm units, with a saving of R120 per month.

CAPE TOWN
BELLVILLE BRANCH
At our Bellville branch we are currently running a special on 18sqm units, with a saving of R150 per month.
AIRPORT INDUSTRIA BRANCH
At our Airport Industria branch we are currently running a special on 7.8sqm units, with a saving of R230 per month. A special on our 3.77sqm units, with a saving of R230 per month.

Click on the link to get more information and contact details.http://www.xtraspace.co.za/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/xtraspaceselfstorage?fref=ts

Happy Savings

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Saver Series – Part 1 – How we saved R3500.00 in 5 months

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We have had a pretty rough two years.We went from living pretty well and on our way to leaving our starter flat and going into our 1st house when hubby got retrenched and was without work for just under 3 months.

We seem to finally be above water financially, that dark time had us learn so many financial lessons.

We weren’t saving anything as the plan was to completely pay off all our debit so that when the time came we would have a brilliant credit record as well as hardly any debit except the bond.Boy did that plan so horribly pear-shaped in a flash.That brilliant credit record we were so proud of shattered when we skipped our 1st payment.

We have a new insight on our finances and the way forward.

I run a business from home so we have uncapped ADSL from Telkom – this is important for the info im about to share with you.

We were subscribers with a decoder ,in my opinion a major nice to have in this country, so much so that I once did a quick survey at my old office as to how many people subscribed and it was straight down the middle 50%.

It’s not cheap at R 699.00 per month plus the insurance ( this was the package we had as we figured with the rental facility the amount we would save on late fees was our justification)It just got to the point where the repeats on every channel where just regurgitating over and over – Christmas movies in June really made me flip.

I decided to so some research after there was a discussion on 702 – inbox me for the Facebook linkĀ  .All you needed was an ADSL line , I tagged and sent hubby link after link about Netflix and within a week we were up and running.There was skepticism from may about the speed of our line but to date its been fine.

It cost $ 7.99 a month (yup you have to pay with your credit card and its in dollars but even with the hectic exchange rate you still saving).

Now we watch what we want when we want and without any ad’s.

Each family member gets a folder and you can search and save movies series documentaries etc so when you ready to watch them you can.

Are there any cons? Yes only one – our Telkom line was down for 2 weeks but we have a cupboard full of dvd’s for the kids so it wasn’t a major train smash.

To date its saved us R 3500.00 and continues to save us money.

FYI: we still pay out TV license annually.

FYI: when we go visit family and friends with still shocks us as to how we still come across theusual repeats – I kid you not

Check in from time to time and see where else I’ve saved money and how we did it.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

My favourite Finds – 1

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Happy Spring!

I’m slowly coming out of this blogger hibernation.Actually our Telkom was down for most of the month (Torture) and has been on and off since May.

I thought Id take baby steps and ease myself back into my favourite hobby…..blogging.

I love sharing my special finds with you and this is a quickie:

Tupperware Wipes/Tissue Dispensers

We have had our two for a month now and I’m really impressed!

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WHY?

  • It has done exactly what it says it does – its airtight so the wipes stay moist for as long as they are in there, and I actually remove them from the original packaging the wipes come in.
  • Its pretty – I love pretty – Who doesn’t?
  • Its fits perfect the boys backpack and perfect when traveling lite (meaning when I throw 2 nappies and the wipes into my handbag).
  • We get asked all the time as to where we got it as everyone that sees it loves it.
  • The price isn’t scary.

Besides using the Wipes Dispenser along side nappies (diapers) I figured they ideal for the following:

  • The extra one I got will be attached with double-sided tape and will live close to the fridge or on the side of the fridge.Its use – it will house my old dry wipes that I will be reviving with tea tree oil and diluted with enough water to make the perfectly moist again.Perfect for wiping down any bottles and goodies that will be returning to the fridge after use.
  • Ideal to be kept close to your homework station or arts and crafts area for the kids to wipe their hands.
  • Leave one in the car for your tissues.

There are two sizes as you can see:

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Taken from www.tupperware.co.za http://tupperware.ipapercms.dk/Tupperware/SouthAfrica/2015/2015Catalogue2ndEd/

Where to get it from:

We all know a Tupperware lady – mine is Terry Roux (082 718 8206) residing in the South of Johannesburg.

If you need to find a Tupperware Consultant in your area – click on this link for contact details.

Let me know what you think.

Enjoy!!!

Ana