Does anyone else ever marvel at the amazing-ness of the US Postal System? I’m not being snarky – completely sincere. I’m sure we’ve all had our issues or glitches at one time or another, but really . . . the speed with which the items that I sell are delivered is frankly staggering sometimes. I mailed a plush out Saturday morning that was heading to Indiana. My BIL got married that day, so it was hectic, and I didn’t send out my “your package is in the mail” e-mail as I usually would. Mailed some more packages today, sent the e-mails, and then checked the tracking info on the item I mailed on Saturday, trying to decide if I should send a belated e-mail. Surprise! The package has already been delivered. Left Oregon sometime Saturday (via first class mail), delivered in Indiana on Monday. Seriously, how is that even possible?! Impressed, yes I am.
I did a little pre-wedding yard-saling on Saturday. Just me and the 4 year-old. He is the best little yard sale buddy. He loves it as much as I do, and while, of course, he does ask for things, 99% of the time he is fine when I say no, because he knows there will be another yard sale just around the corner. We had a great time.
I mostly picked up books for eBay lots and kids clothes (found some for the 4 year-old to grow into, hooray!) Didn’t come across much of interest for eBay.
I also went to Value Village this morning. I didn’t find a lot, but I did pick up a big bag of wooden Thomas tracks that included the following:
I paid $7.74 for the above pieces, plus a bunch of “regular” Thomas brand tracks, and a couple trains. That was the highlight of the thrifting trip.
And, quickly, a goals recap.
I ordered my boxes and envelopes from USPS, and ordered some self-adhesive mailing labels from eBay.
I found my camera!!! In my purse. So it wasn’t really as missing as I thought it might be.
I wanted to get at least 35 new listings up. I ended up with 28 new eBay listings, so I didn’t quite make my goal. I also had 4 new half.com listings, 8 items I had to manually relist, and 1 that needed some updating.
I clipped a few coupons, filed none of them. Still have a ways to go on this project. I hate being at the store and KNOWING I have a coupon for an item at home, somewhere. Being disorganized is literally costing me money. Sigh.
I’ve mostly gotten my items input on my inventory spreadsheet. Mostly. What does everyone do about keeping track of books or kids clothes for lots? I bought a bunch of books this weekend, mostly for a quarter apiece. I just don’t see myself inputting and keeping track of how much I paid for each individual title.
I didn’t get around to running my sale on kids clothing. I had most of them set to a 30-day run without automatically relisting, so the ones that haven’t sold I have to go back in and relist. Want to get that done before I start the sale.
So many things to do, so little time.
This week’s goals:
Average at least five new listings per day.
Add calculated shipping to at least one listing this week. STILL haven’t done this yet. Need to do it once, just to show myself how easy it really is.
Run a sale on kids’ clothes. And maybe plush again. I sold at least 10 plush items this week, and most were when I was running the sale. It really does seem to make a difference.
Continue to input inventory into my spreadsheet.
Spend some more time organizing my coupons.