It’s time we talk about CROWD SOURCING my friends. And no, I’m not talking about creating a GoFundMe account so you can get out of debt. I’m talking about asking for needs and, on occasion, your wants.
A few weeks ago, we shuffled things around to create a space in our basement for a TV and the xBox. Prior to that, our xBox was located in the family room on our main floor. This meant that I was constantly listening to, “he’s totally hacking,” during nap time. Followed by me threatening to throw said xBox out the window if my son happened to wake up either of his sisters during one of his rants to his friends. Instead of continuing to lose my mind, we chose to move the TV in our bedroom to the basement to create the space where I no longer had to hear #fortnite comments during nap time.
After moving the TV to the basement, we realized it just made sense to move the cable box too. After getting everything setup, my husband went to plug the cable from the box into the wall only to find that the cable was 3 feet too short. 🤦🏻♀️ •
So, in true #shopaholic fashion, to Amazon I went to Prime a longer cable. The cable I needed popped up for $10 and right before I clicked the button to finish my purchase, I decided to go to my neighborhood Facebook page and see if anyone had that same cable laying around. Sure enough, 2 people responded in a matter of minutes and one of my sweet neighbors showed up at my door less than an hour later with one. The cost to us? FREE!
In one quick post, I crowd sourced for what I needed (ok, it was more of a want - we don’t actually need cable). I share this story to encourage you all to ask for what you need or be willing to grab things that people offer for free. I watched @frugalfortress talk the other day about how she never would have grabbed things a neighbor was offering up prior to their #debtfreejourney . We’re in a time where the world is going #konmari on their homes and wants to get rid of all. the. things. Take advantage of it, but also be kind in offering up things to others in the process.
Have you crowd sourced for something you needed? If so, what was it and approximately how much did it save you? - 15 hours ago