CraigsList has got to be one of the best resources... EVER!! I love it!! I have been trying to organize our garage a little bit. However, with 5 kids, there is no way I would attempt a yard sale. So I have been CraigsListing items. I already sold an old lawnmower that was too comfortable in my shed. Now we are going for pots and pans, a wine rack and other odds and ends I can't fit into my kitchen.
Honestly, if I had a place to put them I probably would have kept them. But that wouldn't be very cottage minded on me, would it? Isn't the mantra: keep nothing that you do not know to be beautiful and useful. I try to go by that, but then I think..."Maybe it will work in my next house".
Yes, I am bad. But I am trying to be a reformed pack rat. I am fighting the battle with clutter and will eventually win. Making money off these items is also a bit more of a motivator than just donating them. So when I find that next item I just can't live without, I know I have to sell something (or donate) first. Although I think I need to get rid of a whole bunch before I add to it... but I really do need those dishes from Big Lots.... like my 6 or 7 sets isn't enough already. I actually bought a chipped china set for when we go outside... that way if they break I won't get upset.
Seriously though, I think I need counseling. And a bigger house. With a butler's pantry. And an enormous amounts of cabinets. And....

4 comments: to “ CraigsList

  • Jules from "The Roost"
    March 26, 2009 at 8:26 PM  

    You are doing great on getting rid of stuff! I heard Craigs List was great.

  • Deb
    March 26, 2009 at 9:42 PM  

    I love Craigslist too, sometimes I have things I just want to get rid of for free, I post them and they are usually picked up within the hour, and in the summer when I have to trim my purple or green jew or get rid of some airplane plants because they are spilling over my flower beds, I just post it an poof it's gone. Found a few things to, my husband found me an antique glider for the patio

  • Old Centennial Farmhouse
    March 26, 2009 at 9:58 PM  

    Jen, I used to do eBay, but would like to start Craigslist, but I wondered how difficult is it for you to let people into the privacy of your own home to sell things? Or do you keep it all out in the garage and only allow them to come when your DH is home?

  • Kelly B
    March 26, 2009 at 10:04 PM  

    I either try to meet them somewhere or make sure they come when my husband is home. If they sound weird on the phone, then the item could already be sold... Women I don't mind meeting here as much. But when a guy came to my house the other night for the lawnmower, I made sure my kids stayed out of sight, my husband was at hand and the guy never came into the house. Plus, we live on a corner and our neighborhood is a bit nosy. :)