Aug 15 2008

Weekly roundup: Getting rid of stuff edition

This week, I listed some things on eBay. I was going to list more items, but after searching similar listings and seeing that if they sold, I might make just a dollar or two, I’ve decided to just skip the hassle and donate the cheaper items.

I went through my bookshelf and pulled out all books I never plan to read and have no reason to keep. I entered their ISBN on Amazon.com and Paperbackswap. None of my books were worth much on Amazon, so I listed them all on PaperBackSwap. If I don’t get rid of them all by the end of September, I’m going to cart them off to Goodwill.

We’re making plans to get rid of my old desktop PC and computer desk. Our computer chair will probably go, as well as an unused television.

Though this is the largest apartment I’ve lived in, at 900 square feet, there still isn’t a lot of extra room. It feels great to lighten the load and get rid of things we don’t need. If we can earn a little money from our efforts, even better!

On to the roundup:


From the Money Life Network



13 Responses to “Weekly roundup: Getting rid of stuff edition”

  1. Wow! You’re #52 on the Top PF Blogs! Does that make you famous?! ;-)

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  2. Thanks for the link!! Yay for getting rid of stuff!

    Emily’s last blog post..Why Weren’t You Watching Where I Was Going?

  3. Thanks so much for linking to my site! I appreciate it! I’m also enjoying all the other links you posted.

  4. thanks for the link! you’re in my roundup this week as well, i’m just waiting to publish it until later in the day since i have a guest post up right now and didn’t want to overshadow it with a roundup :)

    i need to list my stuff on ebay when i get home! i’ve already cleaned off my bookcase and listed all the things i don’t want on PaperBackSwap, so it sounds like we’re on the same path haha.

    tiffanie’s last blog post..the 11th edition of the carnival of snowflaking!

  5. I know what you mean about thinking about selling on ebay, only not doing it because you realize you won’t get enough to make it worth your time.

    I’ve thought about maybe having a “garage sale saturday” at my blog or something, and then selling some of the barely used books, electronics and other stuff through my blog. Heck, we could all band together and have a blogosphere neighborhood garage sale and promote it for each other!

    thanks for the link!

    Pete’s last blog post..Money Matters

  6. Yay! I’ve never been in a round-up before. Thanks! :)

    Karen’s last blog post..Spending money can save you money

  7. Oh, and congrats on making the top 100! Amazing!

    Karen’s last blog post..Spending money can save you money

  8. Have you looked at Half.com for your books (owned by Ebay). I sell a lot there (especially now-textbooks are HOT! Been to po every day this week). There is no fee to list, Half takes 15% commission and you get a shipping stipend. Might be worth looking into.
    (and you can use same log in info as Ebay).

  9. You’re reminding me it’s about time to do some de-cluttering! I can see how Ebay could be more trouble than it’s worth for small items.

    Congrats on the PF ranking!

  10. Thanks so much for the mention, Kacie! Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Great ideas about being frugal with money. Man, you would think people have the sense to save for a rainy day, but they keep spending. Love the blog.

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  12. Half Priced Books is an option. They buy a lot of books, but not for much money. No musty smell or mold or they reject it all. They buy recent magazines, cds, cassettes, computer games, too.

    Lisa’s last blog post..Works of God Weekend House hunting

  13. Thanks for the link love and I agree with Lisa – Half Priced Books is a VERY good option!

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