I have spent the last couple of weeks making piles of things to go to Goodwill, the dump, for a future garage sale, and to be sold on Ebay or Craigslist.
One side of the garage is full of dump stuff. I sold my first eight miscellaneous household goods on Ebay and have another five up for auction now. These are things like a fancy coffee grinder, vintage cookbooks, a stovetop espresso machine, etc. I’m pretty pleased with how the selling has gone so far. I even have someone coming by on Friday about a chair and ottoman I posted on Craigslist. I plan on keeping the money separate from our regular money so we can see how we do overall.
The most worrisome chore that I have had on my mind is our books. We have a lot of books…I’m not sure how many but probably at least a thousand. Quite a few are first editions, and some have significant value.
I downloaded “turbolister” software from Ebay and have spent the last few days getting a plan together for how to manage selling them. It is a time consuming project but I think it will probably make for the best return I can hope for. I have thirty-five set to go up for auction this weekend…I am excited to see how they do.
I think I have learned my lesson for good – that accumulating stuff is a terrible disease!