Selling Everything Progress

Bag-o-Limes

Selling everything also has me wanting to minimize or omit the unnecessary components in my life, too. Let me tell you how this ‘sell all process’ is going, what else has been taking place, what I am learning, and what I am gaining.

Progress this weekend:

Going

Husband decided he wants to have a garage sale (yeah!)
Cleaned out 1 Closet and started sellable pile
Husband added that we should ask my mom Mom now going to participate in our garage sale
Mom has lots of stuff - a lot worth more than a garage sale
Stated I would help her list on eBay, Craigslist, etc… for a small percentage of the sale
Cleaned out costume jewelry box (wow, clean)
Cataloged and bagged costume jewelry for garage sale
Also, repriced Half.com items for lower than suggested value – want to get out of my inventory!

 

cutting limes

 

What else has been taking place

This process has me cleaning out the unnecessary components in my life
I’ve cleaned out email inbox(es)
Unsubscribed to non-pf mail lists I have no time to read
Let me tell you with three email addresses and lots of subscriptions – this was a big task!
Cancelled 3 online accounts with automatic monthly deductions (gained $31)

 

Gaining

I’ve gained a way to make extra money helping mom list things online (this is not the same thing I was referring to in this post – this is in addition)
Clean Closet
Less stuff to burden my household

 

Lots of Limes for One Cup Lime Juice

 

Learning

This is not going to be a quick process
But if I keep at it, then the process with prosper
Process worth keeping to become debt-free: PRICELESS

 

Next Up

Husband brining home circle stickers
Price stuff
Have kitchen stuff in my trunk that I need to take pics, price and write sale description
Post kitchen sellables and gift cards online tomorrow at work (we have a work ‘eBay’ – it’s pretty cool)
Go thru next closet or kitchen cupboard
Consider selling cat – nah, Just kidding!

 

Limeade

 

What you learned

What to do with a Bag of Neighbor’s Limes,
How Many Limes it takes to Make Limeade,
How to Make Limeade

One Frugal Recipe:

  • One cup of Lime Juice
  • One cup of Sugar or to taste
  • 2 quarts of Water
  • Mix ingredients, chill, and enjoy!
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What are some of things you have done to earn extra money to pay down the debt? Or what are some of the ways you have saved money to increase the snowball payment?

19 thoughts on “Selling Everything Progress

    1. admin

      Thank you! I need to keep telling myself to stay motivated.

      My hasband told me tonight that this is a joint effort and wants me to list some of his collectables on ebay! :)

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    2. admin

      What the heck has happened to your blog???? It has a photobucket square a zillion times saying ‘Account Has been inactive over 90 days’.

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  1. Shawanda

    For me, cash inflow wasn’t the problem. It was cash outflow. So I decided to pass on extra work.

    One of the things I did to pay down debt was stop treating shopping as a recreational activity. To stay motivated, I’d listen to podcasts and audio books, read blogs and magazines, and discuss my progress with an accountability partner. By spending my time doing all these things, I wasn’t free to waste money.

    By the way, it looks like you’re doing a wonderful job. Nice work.

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    1. admin

      And I need to watch taking on too much with the extra work. My type A personality tends to make me over zealous at times. I figure I’ll keep telling myself, ‘little by little’. It is the turtle that won against the hare, right? ;)

      I love your motivational activities! Every time someone feels down or not motivated about something, I tell them to ‘go read a self-help book;. It kicks your mind back in gear! What are some good podcasts to listen to?

      Thank you for the kind words and great advice. :)

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  2. shtinkykat

    Good job on simplifying your life by removing clutter. Every week I keep telling myself I want to get rid of junk and I never do. *Sigh* I’ll get to it one of these days.

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    1. admin

      I think slow, steady progress is going to be key. I limited my agenda – tomorrow I am listing 5 items at work – so tonight I typed out the ad, took any pics I needed to, and will post on the Intranet tomorrow. After that is sold than I will work on the next items on my agenda. And if they don’t sell, then those items are deemed for the garage sale.

      I told myself, it is time I hold my self accountable and to walk the walk. ;)

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      1. Shawanda

        I listen to podcasts on iTunes. Dave Ramsey is the best for getting out of debt.

        For general money advice, I recommend the following:

        Marketplace Money
        Money Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life
        Consumerism Commentary
        The New York Times: Your Money
        WSJ Money Matters
        Frugal Coast2Coast
        US News Alpha Consumer

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        1. admin

          Thank you for the podcasts list. I do like Frugal Coast2Coast. Money Girl’s Quick and Dirty sounds like a good one. Definitely going to check these out. And of course, Dave Ramsey. :)

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  3. RainyDaySaver

    A yard sale sounds like a great idea for getting rid of extra “stuff” while making some extra cash. I’m toying with the idea of having one in the spring.

    While we throw a nice chunk of cash toward debt each month from our paychecks, I also occasionally sell things on eBay or books through cash4books.net — any books they don’t take, I donate.

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    1. admin

      In California, we still have 70 – 80 degree weather. So we are fortunate to throw yard sales close to the Christmas season. I have never thrown a garage sale, but with the support of my husband, we should do good. ;)
      You should try throwing one in the Spring. You have all winter to get the stuff organized.

      I keep meaning to try cash4books.net. I heard it has a good return. I take my donation books to the library. It comes in especially handy since they are opening a huge library in our neighborhood in the near future (love it – I’m such a book nerd).

      As for eBay, I always seem to have issues. But I am determined to make it work. So, I will try, try again. Thank you for your feedback. ;)

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  4. Betsy Talbot

    What great progress! We just sold a box of assorted bed linens on Craigslist for $35 today. They have been stored in a box under our bed since we moved here almost 4 years ago! It feels so good to get rid of the junk. Good luck on your decluttering project – can’t wait to read how it goes!

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    1. admin

      Thank you. Great job on the bed linens! It’s amazing what you can find when you search your home.

      My husband and I are going to go thru our stuff each night this week. He is the one that suggested. He says he doesn’t see it getting us out of debt – but least we will have a cleaner house. LOL. ;)

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  5. Laura@mtp

    Great progress so far Christine; I have to wait to do a ‘car boot’ sale as it’s far too cold here in the UK, I’m aiming for March time. I need to get some boxes to store stuff in, as I’m already preparing for it now!

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    1. admin

      I wish I could say it was cold here too. It so hard to get into the holiday season at 84 degrees. lol. Great time to prepare for next spring. It’s neat to everyone making good progress in their own ways. Totally inspiring. :)

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  6. April

    Christine: Loved this post (I am just catching up on blog reading)! Loved the pictures. Think you are moving forward and that is so totally coooooooooool!

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    1. admin

      Oh thank you! My daughter love the limeade now! I have to say I am gaining some muscles from squeezing the juice from the lime. I think that she is going to have to pick up learning to squeeze. LOL. I hope to keep the momentum going. Thanks for the cheer! :)

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