Thursday, June 10, 2010

Selling 'stuff'

So, we're getting frustrated. We've tried craigslist, sold a couple things. Have two nice things on Amazon, nothing yet. Ebay works great if you have a good history. No one is buying there either. We couldn't get real motivated for a yard sale last weekend. We will try the yard sale in a couple of weekends. Yes, I know we have two years yet, but I need a positive sign that we are going forward with this.I know that everyone goes through this. Sigh...


  1. Nancy here...
    What is amazing to me is how easy it is to accumulate stuff and how difficult it is to get rid of it!! But it will be more than worth the effort. Remember the rally and all the great folks that are going thru the same things with you right now. We are all so fortunate to have come to realization that we do not need all this stuff to be happy. Just enjoy the journey... you are headed in the right direction!!!

  2. I know what you mean...we have been trying to get rid of stuff as well, with varying success. We didn't really have a lot of luck with craigslist. We got a lot of junk email inviting us to all sorts of "get rich quick" schemes, but not too many solid leads, and only one person from craigslist actually ended up buying something (our snow blower). We had much better luck with something called Want Ad Digest and they do have a PA page ( It's commission based but you only pay them if you sell the item. We have had good luck with them, so we decided the commission was worth it.

  3. Thanks for the URL, I'll take a look at it. We have a local ad in our paper called Aunt Betty's basement that works sometimes :)I hate yard sales - we are in a very depressed area, so get lots of 'low' pays.

  4. I have this printed in large type where I can see it every day:

    I look at every item I own as a burden
    and if I am going to keep an item
    the happiness it gives me must be worth the burden.

    The burdens include: cleaning, maintaining, moving, insuring, or just worrying about an item.

    These all seem like small things, but they add up.

    Huffington Post (I got it from a fulltimer to be)

    I haven't tried to sell anything yet, I have boxes for a trip to the flea market some of these days, and what I don't sell in one day will go directly to goodwill.

    I learned a lot about the value of "stuff" after helping to clear out my mother's house. Now I keep asking myself what would my daughter do with my stuff and it is easier to toss it. If she wants it she can have it NOW.

    My husbands "stuff" is another subject. We may have to have a semi truck as a toad!