Six fun ways to add to your house deposit fund

Putting money aside for anything can seem difficult, but especially when you are saving enough money to put a deposit on a house, because of the amount required. We often associate saving money with depriving ourselves, but that needn’t be the case. Here are some ways to make saving money more appealing, beyond the dream of the home at the end of it. See every penny as a step closer to owning your own home.

  1. Car boot

Round up possessions that you no longer need or want and sell them at a car boot sale, or even a yard sale if you have a lot of passing traffic. Not only will you clear some clutter ahead of your move, but you’ll also make a few pounds to go towards your total.

  1. Hair raising money

You might not have considered it, but your hair might be worth something. There are companies willing to buy healthy hair of at least 6 inches to make into wigs. It could be worth a couple of hundred pounds.

  1. Dog walking

Pound the pavements with your neighbours’ pooches and you could earn some extra pennies to add to your pot.

Six fun ways to add to your house deposit fund

  1. Life modelling

If you’re brave enough to bare, you can earn up to £15 per hour posing for life-drawing classes, which last up to 3 hours at a time.

  1. Crafting

If you have a crafty hobby, you could turn that into a profit by selling your products. Knitting and sewing can be particularly lucrative.

  1. Play games

There is a significant market for gamers to stream themselves playing, and it doesn’t come much easier than that!

For more advice on how to pull together enough money for your initial deposit on your first home, see the suggestions from the Money Advice Service. And once you hit that magic number, you can start things rolling and put an offer in on your very own home. Make sure you get several conveyancing quotes from firms like Sam Conveyancing

Of course, once you have your own home and you have moved in, don’t expect that suddenly the saving will stop; you will certainly continue saving to buy new furniture, and to decorate – feathering your nest is a near constant expenditure, so regular and ongoing saving is sensible.

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