Yesterday morning, my friend DiAnna and I were packing again. We were finishing up in the spare bedroom. We moved a crappy old dresser out to my van so we could take it to Goodwill. Then we decided to list the bed and the rest of the bedroom furniture on Craigslist and the local site, Campbell Yardsales. Within 1 minute I began receiving phone calls about the bed! It was IN-SANE! (hyphenated for dramatical effect! And yes I made up that word!) I only had one person call about the other furniture. I had about 20-30 calls within 20 minutes. I couldn’t get anything else done. SO much for working on the living room!
Well, the first person that called me came over. They had lost everything last year when they were moving and their truck rolled over 3 times and burned. They have been living in a furnished house since then and have nothing! So they are just trying to furnish their house! So they got here and wanted to buy the bed AND the chest, nightstand & tv stand for the bedroom. They also bought hubby’s old computer desk and our kitchen table! LOL! I had been planning on selling those but wasn’t going to right away. But I thought about it. This means I make some extra money, I have less furniture to move, I have more room to walk around amid the boxes, and these people will have some furniture! So it’s a win-win situation. I am so happy about it. I sold all of that for $300 which was only about $25 less than what I was asking for everything separately. Not too shabby!
We took the kitchen table and chairs over to their house because they didn’t have a way to haul it. They are bringing a truck by today to get the rest of it. So I will have the whole spare room to keep the boxes in until we move! WOOHOO! And it’s amazing how much more room I have in the kitchen. I can get to my pantry shelves soooo much easier! We never even used the table anyways, except to collect junk! So now it’s not a mess!
Of course, stupid me. I forgot to take before pictures of the kitchen. It was that crazy! I feel like we didn’t stop at all yesterday!
Later today, hubby and I are going to head to Louisville KY to see my grandparents for the weekend. My grandparents didn’t get to come to our wedding because their health doesn’t really allow them to travel for long distances. It was devastating, but I understood. So we are going to see them, taking my wedding dress and our wedding DVD so they can see them. We also just got our pictures from the photographer up on the website so they could see! (I will be posting those as soon as I get the disc with them on here. There are over 600!!)
This weekend is also my Grandma’s 80th birthday!!! So we will be there to celebrate it with her! I am so uber excited about this! My parents and my sister are going to try to come up there as well. I hope they can. It would make my Grandma’s whole year.
Well, I will post more later. Hope everyone has a blessed weekend!
Ummmm SCORE!! You must have some NICE interior decorating style for them to want to snatch up EVERYTHING ! hehe
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I love it when I can help someone else out after they’ve had a misfortune. We unloaded a TON of clothes like 8 40 gal trash bags STUFFED with clothes when we left san diego to a family who lost everything in a fire.
Hope the weekend is a good one for you and allows for some unwinding of sorts.
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Great job on the Craigs List sales!
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Life with Kaishon says
How great is it that you got so many calls so quickly? That is just awesome : ) Way to go. I never heard of that site before! I hope you have a wonderful time with your grandparents. I love Grandparents so much. : )
Craigslist is awesome. I sold our old couch in a day on there, and only a little less than we were asking, but they paid in cash.
Hope you had a great weekend.
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never used craigslist. scared of potential nut jobs… but this was inspired, good job!
Wow thats so great! I failed miserably with my last craigslist listing, not a single interested email. But that ended up being good because I ended up having a friend who needed the items.
Found you via TMC, following you now!
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