Friday, March 30, 2018

Thrifting Up Some Bargains

Recently, I went to a local thrift store….twice. They were having great sales for “March Madness”. The first day that I went, they were having a .50 cent per shopping bag sale for all of their unsorted items. The second day that I went, their focus was for their clothes on the racks. You could fill a shopping bag for $1.50. Of course, I stocked up.

Here are my finds:
  • 6 jeans
  • 8 dress pants, including khakis and cords
  • 4 shorts
  • 2 dresses
  • 3 skirts
  • 5 shirts, including one for my husband to wear on Easter
All of this was purchased for around $5.Most were name brands. Have I mentioned that I love to thrift?

So far, out of the things I have washed and tried on, two pairs of jeans didn’t fit. It isn’t me, it is just the brands, I keep telling myself, as brands are no longer true to size. I will probably resell what doesn’t fit.

What brands do you swear by? What are your favorite things to thrift?

Monday, March 19, 2018

Decluttering: Selling on Facebook

I have been slowly decluttering items that I have collected but would like to try to get some money out of now, as a side gig. I have been trying to declutter in several different ways but today,  I will just focus on one way.

I have been attempting to sell items on Facebook through groups and through the Marketplace. I have sold a few odds and ends here and there but I recently sold an item of my own creation!

I sold a throw pillow to a local lady last weekend.

This was the throw pillow that sold.

My husband and I met her at a local store parking lot after agreeing on a time and date to meet. We also exchanged car descriptions and I “Facebook-creeped” to see what she looked like as well.

In my personal opinion, Facebook Marketplace can be a hit or a miss. Different items sell better than others. It may also depend on where you live. I will keep it up as an option for selling things as it is free to post items so it never can hurt to at least try.

What ways have you decluttered or sold things before? I would love to hear ideas!