Last year I really got into selling things not like before with the couple times of the year yard sale and not just my things but things that were given to me, inheritances and gifts. Mostly through Craig`s list because of the furniture but still doing yard sales.
Then I moved into selling more of my unwanted clothing and books. But I used ebay for this and I did pretty good till January, I reckon people had enough since Christmas. But now that its nearly mid February I am beginning to see more buying again.
I am beginning to get Spring fever early because I have another yard sale in mind, or maybe I will toss some more furniture in and make it an estate sale, everyone loves an estate sale, right? Oh and old tools, costume jewelry! People always ask for those.
Well before I get excited with snow flurries on the way I better stick to right now, in time, Winter.
What to do? I can prepare, go through thinks and put them aside to sell and it gets things cleaned up, again.
I sold a book! Yes one book does not sound like a big deal but to me getting rid of a book I bought for $1 and making around $4 clear, after all costs is good to me, and one less thing in this house.
Also, I did a major haul off today of the recycling. I know that I do not make that much money but I`m NOT paying for someone to dump my trash into a landfill.
Here is the break down:
Seven pounds of mixed paper ( old mail) Paying $11.25 per ton= .04
Twenty pounds of cardboard ( Pepsi cartons and boxes)- Paying $28.80 per ton = .29
Twenty six pounds of aluminum cans ( soda cans) - Paying .35 per pound =$9.10
Thirty pounds of Newspaper - Paying $29.15 = .44
Total $9.87. They paid me for trash! I am always amazed and I don`t understand why other people toss trash and not get paid for it.
I reckon I need to sit down and write up my plan so that I will remember everything I want to get done and to get rid of or sell, so not to forget when I do have time and warmth outdoors.
How about you? Do you recycle?
By Andria Perry