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Make that room earn its keep!

Make that room earn its keep!

As of today, the Coalition Government’s new welfare policies come into force. They include changes to council tax and cuts to housing benefit for some social housing tenants with a spare room. According to Duncan Smith, Work and Pensions Secretary, the Government want to restructure British culture so that “people find work always pays”.

Traditionally spare rooms have been laid out nicely for visitors. Some people turn them into a study and others use them as a sewing room. Some individuals, such as Hans Kristian Rausing, store the body of their dead wives. My parents have one that’s a complete dumping ground and when I go and stay with them I have squeeze between the boxes. If you think the cuts are vicious you could turn your spare room into a home gym and take out your frustration in there. Just hang a punch bag to the ceiling and get thumping.

On the other hand you could consider what you can do with a spare bedroom so that it pays for itself. As far as I can tell there are three ways you can do this. Rent it out as a storage space, rent it out to a lodger and use it to start a business!

Renting a room to a lodger or as storage space can be a handy way to help pay bills. Under the government’s Rent a Room scheme, the first £4,250 you receive in rent is completely tax-free. You can advertise your space on local websites and on the classified ads website Gumtree or specialist rental websites which allow you to advertise your spare room for free. If you prefer your own privacy at the weekends, there are specialist websites that advertise renting out just Monday to Friday. You could also rent to students during term time – simply contact your local college or university for details. Obviously there are certain legal and health and safety responsibilities that you will have to find out about. Use Directgov or contact your local council.

Awesome Zebra Shoes

Awesome Zebra Shoes

However if you’re not keen on having anyone else’s clutter hanging around or you don’t want a lodger under your feet then turn that room into your own storehouse and earn money from it! If you take a look at our latest stock offers we have some amazing bargains. Take these fabulous Joblot of 10 Rose Light Women’s Zebra* Print Peep-Toe Heels (5188-1). How many boxes of these could you keep in your spare room? Those 5 inch heels are badass! I know women who would be tripping over themselves in order to get at these shoes! The potential here is for 500% profit. That’s a great deal!

Mmmmm heavenly smells

Mmmmm heavenly smells

Not the shoes? Ok how about these Joblot of 16 Colony PK/9 Rose Garden Tea light Candles (ES9152)? You get 16 packs, with each pack containing nine tea lights. That’s a lot of gorgeous smells. So not only are you earning money but the room will smell like an English Victorian garden too?

Pure Manliness

Pure Manliness

If that’s a little too feminine for you, you could get all hard-core and stock items such as our ‘One Off wholesale Joblot of 64 of tools complete mix’. You get 64 items and the potential profit is £429.

Take up hardly any room at all!

Take up hardly any room at all!

If you have a really tiny spare room, maybe not much bigger than a box room, you don’t have to lose out at all. Stock jewellery! Look at our Joblot of 20 Black Semi-Precious Beaded Bracelets. They take up hardly any room (in fact you could buy a pair of zebra shoes with the killer heels, wear them and recycle the shoe box as a home for the bracelets!) and yet can still spawn you 462% profit and £148! In fact we have lots of choice so fill up your entire stock room with a plethora of awesome beads and bangles Joblot of 20 Multi-coloured Semi-Precious Beaded Necklaces & Bracelets Mix and make a quick killing. Not literally of course. We in no way condone violence at Wholesale Clearance UK Ltd!

You'll need a large spare room for this.

You’ll need a large spare room for this.

If you have an enormous spare room with a very strong floor you could stock our *One Off* Joblot of Ex-Comet Store Electrical Goods*One Off* with its potential profit mark up of £35,000. That would take care of all your spare bedroom tax woes wouldn’t it? Although of course you would still have to pay tax on your sales.

Ah well, you win some you lose some. What business do you run from your spare room? Let us know here.

* No zebras were hurt in the production of these shoes

One Response to “Beat the Spare Bedoom Tax! Start your business today!”

edward coatesApril 1st, 2013 at 11:22 am

Take the door off and it does not become a room just a continuation of the passage. If a door is not fitted to separate the room it is not a room.

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