Monday, March 22, 2010

Busy Bee

I have really been slacking on this blog. Life seems to have taken over and I just can't find the time to write as much. But believe me I read all your blogs. Most of the time it is on my phone, so it is hard to comment, but I'm still reading!

Anyway, here's a snapshot of what's been going on with me lately:

- I am having a yard sale for my trip on April 10th. This weekend I went through my coats, shoes, clothes, and books. You should see my dining room. It is already packed with things to be sold. I have also had some offers for donations of things to sell, but I am hesitant to go pick them up because I am running out of room and there are still 3 weeks until the yard sale. I've never done a yard sale before, but I am told you need to price stuff CHEAP. I am thinking all adult clothes I'll price at $2 ea. or 5/$5. All kids clothes $1 ea. or 10/$5. Shoes I might do for $10 each because they are all really cute and barely worn and I wouldn't mind keeping them. Books are going to be $2 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks. Coats and dresses I am pricing between $5-$20. What do ya'll think? Good pricing strategy? What would you like to find at a yard sale...I'm willing to sell pretty much anything but I don't know what people are looking for because I don't frequent yard sales.

- My friend has a stalker. It is a guy she used to date, but now he has turned into a psycho. She had to change all her phone numbers because he was calling 50+ times a day. Last week he showed up at her house. She called the cops. She got a restraining order, but now she has to go to court for a criminal stalking charge they have filed against him. Talk about drama! Girls be careful who you choose to date!

-I have almost reached the breaking point with my financial situation and something needs to give. Things are in the works, but I have no idea how this is all going to pan out. I am trying to leave it in God's hands and not stress. Hoping there will be some changes to report soon!

That's about it right now. I promise, promise I will try to post more!

Oh and have you seen Up in the Air? It was a great movie! Made me want to have a job where I traveled all the time. But having to fire people everyday? I'm too much of a softie for that!


Laura said...

instead of pricing stuff, can't you let people know what the money is going towards and have them make offers? That's what we are doing.

Jen said...

Oh Susan, books! When are you having your yard sale? I'll come get some books since I already know that the books you have are ones that I will likely enjoy. I'm not exactly sure what people look for at yard sales, I think it depends on the person, I only look for books. haha! Maybe knick knack types of things, lamps maybe, I don't know what you could part with, furniture???

Don't worry about the money situation. I mean do what is in your hands and then don't worry, because it will pan out; I just know that it will.

I saw Up in the Air 2 weekends ago and I liked it too. I also made me want a job where I travel maybe not all the time, but at least some of the time. That is one thing I miss about my retail jobs is that I didn't always have to sit at my desk all day.

Vianca Hidena said...

I love reading your blog =)

Carly said...

Good Luck with the yard sale! I think it's an excellent idea. . . I also think Laura's idea about just having it be donation based is a good one :) Have fun!

Aritza, Goddess of .. said...

Wow, a yard sale is such a good fundraising idea ! I think your prices sound fair .. or you could go with the donation idea but that could be a bit hard to handle if you have a lot of people coming in at once.

Good luck with your finances, I know it's not easy.

I just saw "Up in the Air" last night and I thought it was super cute ! I thought the ending was a little disappointing but I guess it can't always be happily ever after :)