4,500 things gone, only 5,500 to go
Quality, Useful Items For New Moms $20 (Deep Cove)
1) Skip Hop Change Pad/Diaper Bag (blue, clean with some permanent marks) retail: $30
2) JJ Cole CrossBody sling style Diaper Bag (rose, excellent condition) retail: $24.99
3) The Original Clean Shopper Grocery Cart Cover (denim, excellent condition) retail: $19.84 at WalMart
4) Gymboree Blanket (adorable safari print reversible cream colour, clean with a permanent mark) retail: $21.95
I’m decluttering! See my blog: http://100things100days.com/
No pictures – I’m hopeless at it and I have 2 kids to chase. Priced to sell. Pick-up only.
My goal was to list 10 things on craigslist last night but my four-year old found me at 9pm:
Lie wit me mum?
Nine hours later, here I am. I only managed to list two things last night which brought my total to 92 things for the day.
I listed the four items above this morning.
To be fair, I hate listing things on craigslist, so I jumped at the chance to accidentally fall asleep with the little guy.
I have two problems listing on craigslist.
I never know how to accurately describe my treasures:
new and great condition
(occasionally used for several months)
Good used condition, has lot’s of life left in it!
Like new, well taken care of
very good condition. Used only indoors.
Funny, no one ever sells old, shoddy, heavily used items. Or do they?
Is my good condition your poor condition? Is my barely used your worn out? There’s really no objective standard.
I might be selling the cutest little sooo soft baby blanket (Don’t you just love it? We wrapped our precious newborn in it),but to you it’s just a slightly faded piece of cotton with… is that lions?… on it.
That’s why photos are so important on craigslist. And, that’s my second problem.
Have you ever photographed your stuff? It never looks quite as good as you think it will. In fact, it can look downright old, shoddy and heavily used – on my camera anyway.
To get a good picture you really need a little extra time and a decent camera. Neither of which I have.
So I liberated myself from photos this morning with this line in my ad:
No pictures – I’m hopeless at it and I have 2 kids to chase.
I also priced my items to sell at about 25% of the original cost. I’m hoping that the new Moms looking for this kind of stuff will understand my dilemma.
I wouldn’t do this with more expensive items. It’s usually worth the time to take even a bad photograph and throw in a few adjectives!
And if you find yourself, like me, at a loss for words – I find it helps to check out craigslist ads from our consumer savvy neighbours to the south.
Personally, I’m a fan of the ads on craigslist los angeles:
ITS REALLY FAST IN GREAT SHAPE YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE IT BECAUSE IT AINT SLOW
Steal. Lowest price for a Frog on Craig’s List.
SIZE 4, LIKE NEW, will throw in One Step Ahead swim Diapers
If you have twins like us, and are on a budget, like us, you don’t have time for designer cribs.
It was hardly used. perfect for summer outings to keep the lil one happy and enjoying the day!
this was used for our children who are now 13 and 10 so obviously we still enjoyed it all these years.
If you can pick it up TODAY ASAP (only today) – TAKE IT FOR 80$ !!!
These people got game! They’re throwing in extras, offering discounts, advising us on budgets, and painting us a picture. Trust me, if there were really a product that could “keep the lil one happy and enjoying the day,” I’d have two of them by now.
So pllease let me know if you have any advice for me for listing on craigslist. With 5,500 things to go, I need all the help I can get.
What I tossed yesterday: 90 matchbox cars (donated), 1 sports bra and 1 prenatal cradle (listed on craigslist).
What I tossed today: 25 things from the medicine cabinet (expired medicine, nail polish, cologne etc.), 75 things from my office (art supplies, dried pens, papers, photographs, birthday cards, more toy bits!)