A testimony from Jessica
My family and I live in a great house on the edge of town. Now that my kids are getting older, we decided that we should start biking more into town. The only problem was that no one but my husband had a bike!
We started looking on Craigslist to find a tag-a-long bike for my son (age 5) and a bike and trailer for myself and my daughters (age 3 and 1 1/2).
We were quite surprised to find a double tag-a-long that my two oldest could ride for $225. We also were able to find a good deal on a bike ($125), helmet (new from Craigslist, $25) and a trailer ($25).
All of this took some time to wait for just the right items since we live in a small town and didn’t want to add the cost of gas to our purchase.
In order to be able to afford the $400 cost of our new bikes I worked hard to sell things that I was able to clean out of our house.
It took several months and some deep closet digging, but I did it! I learned a few things along the way that made the process successful.
Facebook Sale group
I got hooked up with a local sale group on Facebook, and this is where I had the most success. Living in a small town, it was great to be able to sell things locally. I also discovered that people would be willing to buy one or two shirts from me since they didn’t have to travel far to pick them up. Selling things $1 or $2 at a time takes a while, but it still helped.
Craigslist worked better for larger items that didn’t have much of a market in my small town. I would usually list items first on Facebook and if they didn’t sell within a day or two put them on Craigslist.
Word of mouth
I sold a couple of larger items to friends that I knew were looking for them. I am able to sell some of the clothes my daughter outgrows to my sister.
Jessica is a stay-at-home mom of three young kids (5, 3, 1) and wife to an amazing husband!
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