Back in the Saddle Again!

back-in-the-saddleI’m back in the saddle again and listing like crazy. I think I’ve finally hit my eBay and listing stride! I had a great weekend of fun but was also able to get a great deal of work done and I’m happy to report I have officially listed some personal stuff from my house!

It’s been hard to get to it because I had these piles of other things that seemed to get in the way. I did get some larger items listed in hopes of selling them off quickly and getting them out of the way and that worked. Then I had a basket full of lip balm that I sourced after Christmas that I wanted to get sorted and listed. Then there was that basket of shorts and summer tees staring at me every day and well, you get the picture!

117_3453I managed to get a bunch of that “have to do” stuff done and I was actually able to get the decor pieces from my laundry room listed…yeah me! This is what my laundry room looked like and while it was fun to collect the pieces and put it together over the years, when I packed it all away to move I just saw dollar signs. I decided to create a new store category “Laundry Room” just to keep all the decor together and organized and that seemed to work well. I’ll probably do that for some of the other rooms and collections as I prepare to list them. Click on the “laundry Room” link above to see all the fun stuff I managed to get listed.

But that wasn’t all…I was on a mission and that mission ended with 106 new listings!

I hate, hate, hate listing clothes!  I hate taking pictures, measuring, describing, just all of it. But the problem with that mentality is that clothes are such a great revenue source that it’s hard NOT to list and sell them. So when I stumbled onto a bunch of Danskin athletic shorts for $1-$3 I scooped them up and bought about 100 pairs. And guess what….I got those photographed and listed this weekend too..YEAH ME AGAIN!

AG BoxesBut I didn’t stop there…I was on a roll. I had a few things I was selling for some girls I know and I wanted to get them listed, off my desk, and put into inventory. I also had a box full of these same items that I sourced off a local Facebook group and another bag a friend had given me after Christmas. These are long tail items that are quick and easy to list and I wanted to get them photographed, listed and out of the way. You’ll never guess what I was so anxious to get listed….EMPTY American Girl Boxes. Yup, you read that right! I’ve been selling the boxes that my niece’s American Girl dolls, clothes, accessories, furniture, etc. come in and they have been raking in the bucks! I’ve got two nieces that were into American Girl dolls from the time they were five until they were about 13 or 14….and they have quite the collection of American Girl stuff. I’m not sure when or why I started listing these boxes, but I’m sure it started on a whim, one of those “let’s list it and see if it sells” experiments. Well they did sell and my older niece made over $1,000 selling her empty boxes over the years! She earned that much money selling TRASH!  How crazy is that!? My AG Empty Box inventory was waaay down and I manged to take pictures and post most of the ones I have to list, but I’m not done yet…that’s the first thing on the ‘to do’ list in the morning. I estimate I’ve got about 60 more to get listed and it is my goal to get them all done tomorrow…wish me luck!