Summer is coming …

There are so many things I am looking forward to this summer … I never really get excited about T.V. shows but I seriously can’t contain my excitement for Game of Thrones. I binge watched last April to catch up and I’ve been hooked since.

Anyway, One thing I’m NOT looking forward is forking out the money to get my A/C fixed. If you’re familiar with the Sacramento area, living without A/C is near torture. How I got through 2.5 months of a broken A/C last summer is still beyond my comprehension. So, my goal by June 15th is to make enough sales to cover the cost. It’s about $1k to get it repaired. For me to reach that goal, that means listing more and consistently (and higher value). I have about $300 right now to start with so just $700 more.

I got the idea from couponingtodisney because I like how she makes deposits towards their fund for disneyland – it’s seriously a labor a love. That discipline is to be admired.

Anywho, the boyfriend came back on saturday with a $10 clothing haul of about 52 pieces, so I think combined with my pile of free clothes I got from a yard sale (there were some serious brands in there, I was stunned), I’m realistically going to raise a few hundred dollars to throw at this car fund.

4/22 Yard Sale Haul!
Love us some random finds!

He spent a little over $30, but some of the things pictured are:

  • vintage bjorn borg tennis racket with cover (and some tennis balls haha)
  • snap on tool case
  • The Little Prince (this is for my personal collection)
  • Huge pile of women’s/men’s jeans that came out to about $0.19/piece; Most people shy away from ordinary clothes, but Not I!
  • Metal folder organizer for a dollar!
  • 2 zips of about 500 MAGEC cards (not pictured)
  • another Igloo Play-mate 🙂
  • and some other miscellaneous things he’s reselling that I can’t remember off the top of my head

As a fun aside, This last weekend, I took a break from our typical Saturday sourcing and spent the day with my best friend for her birthday. We started the day with these fabulous Honey Mimosas and ended with margaritas at Tropisueno in Downtown San Francisco.

Honey Mimosas!
taking a break from saturday sourcings!

Sunday was the most leisurely day we’ve had in awhile. We hit up a few yard sales, not much but we found some things for the house ($5 for 2 unused Dryel packs – definitely useful) For the rest of day, we spent more time organizing, taking pictures, and prepping listings for the week. One thing that I’ve been meaning to tackle was our inventory system. The focus has been clothes prior to all the cool stuff we’ve come across and if you let it get out of hand, you will misplace things. We’ve implemented some of the inventory process that some of the resellers on IG (i.e. 10kontheBay) shared and it seems to be working.

I’ve been at this since September and it was starting to get out of hand :X so we’re using plastic storage bins and a simple numbering system. Money Saving Tip: Always keep your eyes peeled for storage bin sales – we usually wait for end of season clearance and then maximize ordering online for some of the stores like Lowe’s (Ebaaaates!) to pick up in store.

I learn something new everyday at my day job, and it’s the same with my “part-time” job. I really enjoy learning how to run this business and have fun with it.