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Spring Cleaning

March 23rd, 2009 at 01:34 am

Well, recently I came up with another way to scrape some more money together initially for my Challenge. I realized when I went into a spare room that I have a lot of fine china packed away in boxes just gathering dust. If I sold it, I could use the money towards my Challenge. One of my coworkers has a booth in a flea market in a nearby town, so I asked her if she would be willing to sell the stuff for me in exchange for 10% of whatever it sells for. She said her booth is basically open shelving, so she could not do that without risking breakage. She suggested I come to that town in a couple of weeks for the town's city wide garage sale and bring my stuff over to sell it. Even if I did not want to come for the sale, she could sell it for me and said she would be willing to do so without payment. She said that the more stuff available at the sale, the more stuff sells. So, Saturday, I picked up price labels. Today, I went through my boxes of stuff and marked everything with price labels. I even went through my closets and drawers looking for clothes that are too small, etc. and found a pair of jeans and some other stuff I can't use any more. It's been really bugging me that this stuff has been sitting in boxes for 10 years because I don't have anywhere to display it. So this seems like a good idea. After I get back from the conference and receive the reimbursement, I will enough of it into savings to bring the balance to $1000. The rest I will wipe out at least 1 debt with.

4 Responses to “Spring Cleaning”

  1. oceansluver78 Says:

    Good luck on your sell!

  2. debtfreeme Says:

    Have you looked into selling it to replacement houses first? Perhaps the pattern is one they are looking for and might net you even more money than the sale.

    just a thought.

  3. crazyliblady Says:

    I did do a search online and found a replacement house. I emailed them about whether they buy stuff and how much they pay. I have a couple of weeks before the sale, so this should buy me some time until then. Thank you.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    It sounds like you found a good way to add to your challenge and do some decluttering at the same time.

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