What the hell did I buy this for? It has four slots for utensils and napkins, but generally if I'm having a barbecue I just toss the plastic-ware on the counter and call it good. Did I think Martha Stewart was moving in?
There are people who sell things on eBay for a living. There is software that orgnaizes their sales, they hold rallies, attend conferences and training, and probably have developed some demonic cults.
I've listed 3 things so far and it has been consuming. How am I going to de-clutter my life on eBay if I can't keep up? However, the thing that keeps me going is my growing Paypal balance, which now stands at 119 dollars and some change. Cha ching.
I sold my first item for this experiment on eBay. But somehow it seems different than when I've sold before. This is the beginning of a purposeful downsizing, or the beginning of a clinical depression, I'm not sure which.
I SOLD the Longaberger basket for $53.66. I'm sure I paid over $100.00 for it originally and those liners, pieces of plaid gingham, are horrifically expensive as well. But now I have $53.66 more AND it is ONE less thing in my house and somehow, that feels really good.
Nordstrom shopping trip update: Still no shoes, the expensive watch fit funny when they sized it, so if I return both those items, I'll be down to $165.00, and with the $60.00 in gift certificates, down to a VERY modest $105.00 bucks on my last Hurrah. Hmmm, maybe I should have a do-over.
FOR SALE: Longaberger Basket
My collection grew during what a shrink might deem a "manic acquisition phase". You'll probably see that phrase a lot during the editing process.
1st to go is a big one I used to use for magazine storage until I decided it was stupid to keep magazines. Raise your hand if you've ever re-read a magazine… didn't think so.
I managed to get the first one listed, and you can see it HERE or below. Sales will suffer in the beginning- no one trusts an eBayer with the dreaded "0" feedback- why is that? As we get farther down the road, I'm sure I'll build a trusting clientele who get excited to see what "that crazy lady who is downsizing has listed today".