Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Scaling Down and Clearing Out( goods that is not me !)
I have been doing a lot of thinking about lightening up the clutter in our home.I have been collecting over 3o years and the time has come.I did not know where to start so I started in my little back shed.
Everything I am selling I no longer need,want or will miss,the money is going straight into the sealed pot,to be opened on 4th December.
First day of posting items from my shed at about 2pm it was hard I decided to sell on local Facebook pages,local Buy Swap and Sell sites,by 6pm I had over $700 in my hands! I could not believe it.
I have continued to post about 5 items per day and I have put way over $2,000 into my sealed pots.
I really have no idea on the exact amopunt and have only done my little shed and one cupboard so far,I will definately have our fares for the UK when we retire now.So far I cannot even remember some of the items I have sold there are so many .
I would advise anyone who has collectables that are just gathering dust or in a corner somewhere to bite the bullett,sell locally where there is no postage involved.I have met some lovely people that have come to collect their items,some I have known and we caught up on times past.No overheads,no advertisment costs,no commission,how much easier could it be!
So it is true one mans Trash is another mans Treasure,so join the clearing out brigade,place it in a pot or buy something you realy need and upcycle in the best possible way.
I have no interesting pics,Bob is driving me mad wanting to open the pots(we are up to number 3 for this year)and count the money,but for me the plesure will be counting it on the day.
Joining the Sealed Pot crew over at SFT is the best thing I ever did last year I had two pots containing $2,600,our first fare.
Have to get some more goodies out,it is fun now and I am feeling lighter everytime somthing goes out the door.