I already sold $196 worth of stuff! And the effort was so minimal — photograph, list, wait…then package and post office. I auctioned off 5 things on eBay (some Wii games, a boxed DVD set, a baby carrier). And I sold 2 things on diaperswappers.com. (There was a reader comment on a previous post, wondering why I’m selling diapers. I’m only selling a couple of the ones that didn’t get much use, so we have room for the ones that we prefer).
Sadly, PayPal and eBay take a bit of my profits, so my net gain will be a little less. Oh well.
I’ve got a few “to sell” boxes going, and I’m also tossing things that no one could possibly want. I’m going to list more sellable things on eBay and also craigslist now. My pal is letting me join her neighborhood yard sale at the end of August if I have anything left over.
And now some posts to share with yinz:
- Buy back your stuff This is a fantastic decluttering strategy. I found this post linked from The Simple Dollar.
- Karen is in frugal survival mode. She’s been preparing for this scenario and now it’s time to coupon like ECBs are going out of style. I’m confident she’s going to sail through this extremely well, so subscribe to her blog and follow her along. Oh, and she’s due in December with baby #1, to add an extra bit of excitement to the mix!
- Why I choose to yard sale and thrift. Even when you can afford to pay full retail! *gasp*. It’s just, when you know you can find a perfectly good item for pennies on the dollar, why would you pay more?
- 8 tips for stress-free camping. If you read my other blog, you know we went on our first camping trip last weekend. Despite a near-disaster with our tent set-up, it went well and we’ll go again.
- 5 signs you’re too obsessed with your budget. I think newbie budgeters, as well as old pros, could be guilty of a few of these if you’re not careful.
- How to go organic without losing your mind or breaking the bank. Oh man, I nearly did both when we first were trying to increase our organic purchases!