Wednesday, April 28, 2010
As I get ready for my garage sale this weekend, I've been going from room to room pulling out items that have no use for me anymore or perhaps that I use, but I'm ready to update or change slightly. Today, I worked in my half bath and my girls bathroom.
It's amazing what you can find in bathrooms to sell that you might not think about. I pulled out a bunch of glass vases, really how many bouquet of flowers do you get at once? What about hair supplies. I found a huge stash of pony tail holders, headbands and combs that I had bought and never used. I know this may seem weird to many people, but this is always a great seller for me, is hair or bath supplies that you have used, but no longer want? Half bottles of perfumes, shampoo's, lotions. I dug out a couple of tubes of diaper rash ointments, baby lotions and washes, hand soap. I also plan on putting some bottles of perfume that I liked at one time but now are just collecting dust.
What about old bath toys? I throw alot of our old toys away, but there are some that just got stored for future use. Old shower curtains, bathroom rugs, towels, or hanging caddies. I"m a couponer, so I always have stockpile of toothpaste, toothpaste, and other supplies that I sell and are usually the first to go.
Just remember to think outside the box when prepping for a yard sale. Also, some of those items (usually only new) go good on ebay as well. I've sold new bottles of perfume, the whitestrips, as well as other supplies on Ebay and made a decent profit.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
I bought a pair of used Nike Shox with the intentions of putting them on my youngest. I think I waited to long to put them on her and she complained about them hurting her feet. Luckily, I only paid around .75 for them. I think I would have had a good turn around on ebay, but I sold them on Craigslist for $15.00.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Today is Mega Swagbucks Friday on Swag Bucks! You could win 100, 200 or more Swag Bucks!
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Swagbucks is a search engine that awards you in the form of Swagbucks (points that can be traded in for prizes.) You can chose from a variety of prizes including gift cards. You get Swagbucks for joining and can win different amounts throughout the day just by searching like you would. They also have Swagcodes out at throughout the week that can be worth 5 – 30 Swagbucks.
My favorite prize is the $5.00 Amazon Giftcards. They "cost" 450 swagbucks, which doesn't take long to accumlate. I started doing swagbucks in late November/early December and was able to get $25.00 in the first month from searches and a few referrals. My goal for this year is to earn $25 a month in Amazon giftcards through November in order to have $275 worth for Christmas shopping. What's your goal?
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Have you joined Vocal Point? This is technically not a site where you will make any money, but they send out awesome coupons for products. I've gotten Free, Buy One Get One, and High Value coupons from them. In my mind, if I budget $50 for groceries and I can save $10 with coupons, that is $10 I can use on something that we may not have done otherwise. Sign up HERE
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I only learned about Keen shoes in the last year or so. Shortly after reading about them, I ran across a pair of toddler girls at a yard sale for .50. They were in decent shape, but I did run them through the washing machine before I listed them on ebay. They ended up selling for over $24.00. Hoping to run across a few pair this summer while hitting up garage sales.
Monday, April 19, 2010
One day last summer I went to a sale that had a Sit and Stand in excellent condition. I paid $10.00 which was a steal. Sold it 4 days later on Craigslist for $75.00. This would make a great item to sell locally if you come across one cheap enough.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
A year and a half ago I decided I really wanted to go back to Disney before our youngest turned 3. My hubbie was on board with this, but we knew this wouldn't be a cheap trip. I then decided that I would start trying to reguarly sell things on the side to help fund our trip. I'm really hoping to fund 90% from selling things on ebay, craigslist, and having yard sales. We've also been adding money that I've earned from doing survey's, cash rewards from our credit cards, and other extra money we received from gifts. By May 1st I hope to be 3/4 of the way to our goal of $4,000.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
One of the ways I earn cash is doing surveys through Mindfield Online. I joined there about 3 months ago and have earned $13.00 from surveys and a few referrals. Over the last month, I've fallen off doing survey's so I think my earnings could be higher. You can cash out after $5.00. Most of the survey's take about 10 minutes, but ones that pay higher amounts take a little longer. The surveys I have completed paid between $1.00 to $3.00. You can also earn $1.00 from each person that you refer that signs up.
If you decide to sign up, try to work on filling out the questionnaire on the main page. By having those filled out you are given more opportunities to complete surveys based on your answers. I defintely saw an increase in screeners when I took the time do it. If you would like to sign up click HERE.