So recently my BF and I have been doing some spring cleaning and selling some unused furniture on Craigslist to make a few bucks, and this week I may have gone a bit overboard. First it started with a slightly used cake pop maker (sigh, we had a good run BabyCakes). I sold it in just one day and man was it such a rush! Sure I only got $15 for it (I paid $33.59 for it new), but it was such a relief that someone could take it off my hands and getting some cold hard cash from a total stranger was exhilarating!
So after that I listed our kitchen table and chairs (we’ve used it probably twice in the past year), my desk (which I just use to put crap on), and some bookcases that are just taking up space (same with the books now that I’ve got a Kobo). I found a buyer for one of the bookcases fairly quickly but what I didn’t expect was the mountain of emails that would roll in for the kitchen table. I got like 30 emails the first day! And man oh man were some of those emails ridiculous! People asking me to slash the price in half, to deliver it to their house, and some jerks would just never reply back to my emails to them. Ugh, people!
Luckily I was able to find a buyer for it on Wednesday, but it was a pretty bizarre experience to say the least. It was a girl I was in communication with, but she ended up sending her boyfriend to pick it up while she just sat in the car outside of our place. Her boyfriend was nice but to be honest, I think he may have been high? He just wouldn’t stop moving or talking and kept making these weird loud sigh sounds. In the end we got the money, but we had to help him disassemble the entire thing because his trunk was pretty small and already full of stuff, and basically it took 30 minutes for him to leave .
Once he left, my BF and I ran back into our apartment, locked the door, and promised each other we’d take a break from Craigslist for a little while. On the upside, it is pretty neat that Craigslist can get people together who would otherwise never interact with one another. That’s something…right?
On another note, I got to meet up with Girl Meets Debt, Blonde on a Budget, and When Life Gives You Lemons Add Vodka the other night. I don’t know why I forgot to mention how important networking with other bloggers is in my post on Wednesday, but I’ll tell you right now, it’s super important! I can’t tell you how much I’ve learned from meeting up with other bloggers and I always feel so inspired and motivated afterwards. Thanks girls!
Speaking of inspiration and motivation, here are some of my favourite blog posts from this week:
An Update from the West Coast by Blonde on a Budget
I Just Wrote a Check for $8,700 by Club Thrifty
Thinking of Retirement…No, Not Mine by Debt and the Girl
My Inspirations for a Healthier Diet by Fabulously Frugirl
Motivation: The Frugal Farmer 2013 Goals by The Frugal Farmer
Financial Literacy: Taking Your First Financial Steps by Frugal Rules
Finding the Best Bang for Your Buck Online by Girl Meets Debt
How It All Began – My Financial Background by Liquid Independence
Importance of Finding the Best Realtor When Buying a Home by Modest Money
Renting to a Family Member by When Life Gives You Lemons