Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Savings on the Homestead Week 2: Sell Something You Don't Need

Every Sunday I will be posting a Sunday Savings on the Homestead. This posts will concentrate on one money saving thing you and I can do to save money for the week. Some will be easy, some will be be a bit difficult, and all will concentrate on one way to save money for the week. Please join me in trying to live a frugal life in 2015!

I have been a purging fool the last couple of weeks. And it feels good! However, I have trouble with some of this stuff just going to the thrift shop or Goodwill. The stuff we are getting rid of is really nice stuff.

This week's mission is to sell something you don't need anymore. We all have books, clothes, crystal dishware, drinking glasses, etc. that are just collecting dust on shelf or in a closet somewhere. Find one thing you think someone else would love to have and sell it!

Last week I listed a bunch of books on tape I had on Ebay. Why I was still holding on to them, I don't know. We don't have a working tape player anymore! I also got rid on a quarter of the books off of a shelf like this one. I listed those books on Ebay also and was very surprised that everything sold!


Where can you sell it? I list items on:
   * Ebay (will need a seller's account if you don't have one)
   * Craigslist
   * Facebook (my personal page, for sale groups, garage sale groups)
The last two are FREE, saving you money!

What should you do with this money? Pay down a debt, put it in your homestead/prepping project fund, save it for buying gardening items, or just hold on to it until it is needed. 

I understand if you just want to donate the items. In fact, sometimes that is best! However, I know most of us need money to make our goals/projects a reality. Being frugal sometimes means selling something to make money for a project that we don't have room in our normal budget for or to pay down a debt faster.

What will you be selling this week?

Thanks for reading,
Erica

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