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All Good Things Come to an End Usually

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Now that my husband is back home from school I'm going to try to cook a little more. I plan to make some jumbo filled pasta for my daughter, who is a pasta junkie! I've been pinning recipes on Pinterest again and have to say yet again how much I love that site!

There aren't really any grocery deals to be found due to me using my best coupons for limited items this week at the few grocery stores that double now, so I'll probably head out to my favorite Mighty Dollar store that I haven't been to in a while and see what great deals they might have waiting on me to scoop up!

I sold some books for my daughter this week and so she made $20 and I now have less stuff to take to the church consignment sales in September! emoticon That means less work, less tagging, less hauling inside and putting up, etc.

I wish I could sell some of my unused home school curriculum before I go to a home school book fair next month as that would give me some extra money to purchase new curriculum for the upcoming new school year. All the curriculum sales near me were cancelled so I wasn't able to sell at them like I normally am. emoticon

Which reminds me of my mantra, take advantage of good things while you have them as they usually will be gone when you least expect it. You will kick yourself if you don't and had the opportunity but thought you were too busy or would do it later, etc.

Case in point a fabulous church consignment sale I was introduced to years ago. It was a pretty far distance from my house (about 40-45 minutes) and I wasn't sure if it would be worth my time and effort. It was a gamble, but all the local consignment sale shops (NOT to be confused with CHURCH consignment sales) had shut down and I had TONS of stuff I needed to sell.

I took a gamble and signed up (there was a long waiting list as you got 90% of the profit made on your items and the church got 10%). When I finally got accepted as a consignor I had to deal with the issue of finding someone to take care of my two small kids since I wasn't from this area and had no family (and the hubby couldn't take off from work every time).

The very first time I ended up making over $600! Definitely worth it! I kept signing up every 6 months (they had a spring sale and a fall sale) and many times it was so stressful because it took me forever with all the stuff I had to tag (my mother was yard saling or going shopping and sending me tons of stuff at the time) as well as worrying about getting there on time with the traffic, my car breaking down, finding a babysitter, getting sick (they would drop you if you didn't show up even one time even if were sick), etc.

I went once when I had the flu but had no choice as I had already paid to participate and didn't want to be dropped. One lady I knew had just had surgery and still came for her volunteer time (which meant another trip back and forth to this church).

One year out of the blue weeks before the sale started we got notice that they were no longer going to consign due to some irate shoppers who were ugly while in line and I lost my money that I had paid (they wouldn't mail it to you, you had to drive there to pick it up and only 2 hours out of 2 days that month) and all the time and expense I had put into printing out tags (that were tags required by them only) as well as tagging and cleaning, etc.

Same thing with Harris Teeter, I spent years going to numerous triples and super double coupon events although it was the last thing I felt like doing on many occasions. I'm so glad I took advantage of it because now it's gone.

I could post many different situations I've had happen like the above, so my mantra has always been, do it while you have the chance because all good things eventually come to an end (most of the time).
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    Salguod2 -Thanks for the suggestion. I used to sell on Ebay but gave up once it started getting too expensive (I don't have high-priced items), etc. I will probably end up taking some of this stuff to the church consignment sales in September (the kids things anyway) if I can't sell them locally.

    I really don't have tons of things to get rid of, but when it piles up in my small house it looks like a mountain in my mind and I hate the extra clutter, LOL.

    1915 days ago
    What about selling on ebay. I sold a lot of things on there. A lot of time they have special no listing fees deals
    1915 days ago
    Thanks Sal!
    1915 days ago
  • SAL2525
    You have such a great attitude! THere is a silver lining in everything! Hugs Sal
    1915 days ago
    I could have gone on and on about so many similar things happening in my life that showed me time and again how opportunities only last so long, but didn't want to bore every one (if any one) read my blog, LOL.
    1916 days ago
    You are so right !
    1916 days ago
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