Paula emailed in the following tip:
Facebook is usually a time-waster for me… but recently, it has become a money-maker!
One of my things I did to start off the New Year was clean out our closets, get rid of the clothes that no longer fit, and just generally “downsize” all our stuff — so my laundry pile would downsize, and the lid to the toy box would shut.
My original intent was to donate it all to a local thrift store, then I decided since I was ‘throwing’ away money it might be worth posting a few pictures on the local Facebook garage sale site.
The whole process was relatively simple and I made around $50 dollars!
- When I took clothes/ toys out of our closets and rooms, I snapped a quick picture
- Then I posted those pictures to the garage sale site via my smart phone — you can also upload them via your computer
- Finally, I checked the sale a few times, set up meetings with potential buyers, and had cash in hand!
I donated everything else, but I didn’t feel as bad knowing I had recouped some of my expense.
The Facebook garage sale didn’t take near as long as setting up a traditional garage sale — plus, it is freezing here so it was a great thing to do on a cold day!