A Shed Load of Money
Recent research carried out by Cash Converters has discovered that people in the UK have more than £2.5 billion of unwanted goods in their homes and lofts which could be earning them money.
The survey discovered that 75% of UK households have these items in their homes despite many people complaining that they are having trouble making ends meet. Many of these items such as old mobile phones, DVD's and console games could be sold to unlock their value.
David Patrick from Cash Converters has pointed out that 13 million homes have admitted that they keep hold of unused items and many are surprised to find out what their store will buy from them. In addition he says that the items do not even need to be permanently sold, they can be bought back anytime before 28 days after the sale.
Many of these items may be stored in the homeowners shed and another company is celebrating the humble garden shed by looking for the owner of the National Shed of the Year.
Cuprinol will give £1,000 and a range of their products to the shed which is voted the best in the country. Previous entries have included a Greek Temple shed and a Pirate themed shed. Plenty of backyard pubs have also been entered.
The competition is being judged by TV's Sarah Beeny among others and the shortlisted entries can be viewed at www.readersheds.co.uk.