Monday, 21 February 2011

Selling my soul.......

...well not quite but I have been very busy over the last few days selling away on Ebay. In line with our Year of Living Simply mantra we are now in the process of jettisoning all unnecessary 'things'.
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With each item that gets posted away the shelves are a little clearer, the cupboards a little more ordered and our lives simpler. If you don't have it you don't have to worry about it, keeping it safe, clean, tidy etc, if you don't have to worry about it your mind calms down. When your mind calms down you can get on with the important things, concentrate on the things you love and love the things you have.
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The added bonus is lots of lovely extra cash to do what you want with. We are using it towards our holiday in May. Not having to take money out of our savings means they can continue to rise while we can still have a much needed break. Hopefully, between Ebay and Spotty Jug we are going to get a holiday for nothing. Well that's how it will seem if our savings stay untouched.
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Up to now I have sold Dvds, Computer programmes and some of my magazines. Lots more being listed each week if you want to find my stuff on Ebay follow this link click on 'see other items' and 'save' me as a favourite seller, then you can keep tabs on all we sell. Today I'm photographing some of the clothes that are now too big for me, so they'll be popping on there soon.
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Off to the post office now to post off some parcels, that's the only downside really but I always combine the trip with other things that need to be done off the farm so fuel isn't wasted unnecessarily. See I'm getting delightfully cost-conscious.
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PS. Well I WAS doing SO well and now I get get on Ebay for some reason....ARRGHH... and I have a lovely little pile of goodies next to me all photographed and waiting to be listed! ~
Sue xx

7 comments:

  1. mornin Sue!
    just you be careful with all those parcels to the PO- I had to take the knives out of my back yesterday morning with my 2 big bags of parcels holding up the queue...mind you, I have found a huge smile goes a little way to placate some people, just not the VERY grumpy man who said he needed to go in front of me cos his toenails hurt :))

    Off over to eBay now to have a look at your goodies
    xx

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  2. Hi Sue. You have reminded me this is something I really need to do too. Good luck with the rest of the things x

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  3. Love the comment from Ted & Bunny about the post office queue. I must have a whole set of kitchen knives in my back by now, lol!

    Well done though Sue - you are doing brilliantly. I am a firm believer in having good clear outs. I am naturally not a hoarder at all. I prefer simplicity and happily jettison things. Mike's more of a hoarder.

    Ebay though - one of those things you have to be in the mood for I think :) I used to sell a lot of stock on there too, but not these days as I just run one inverntory (part of my own decluttering of life, keeping things simple)

    Love Charlotte
    x

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  4. I'm SO definitely NOT in the mood for it at the moment, it's playing up something rotten!!

    Sue xx

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  5. You are doing so well, I find ebaying hard work and I only usually do it, if we're in need of money for new shoes or something, it's really worth it when you collect money in pay pal and spend money from pay pal - it's good to get rid of clutter and make some money, I don't post very often, but always read and enjoy your blog - love froogs xxxx

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  6. Hi Sue i have an online business on ebay and it is hard work. I understand the comments about the post office but we leave ours and they do them as they can it saves the hassle :) Ebay is a great way to make and get extra money i have more than one account and sell lots of unwanted items on the second which is not my business one.
    Joanne xx

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  7. hi sue, i like your blog and the stuff you do. and i just wanted to say that i hope ebay goes well for you. :)

    lisa xx

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