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Ready for the Post Office

January 31st, 2016 at 01:18 pm

I continued my purging of books, dvds, etc. I boxed everything up and I'm ready for a trip to the Post Office to send them on their way and get me closer to my snowflakes! Here's the tally:

Replacements .com: $57.68
FYE .com: $9.85
Decluttr .com: $6.50
Sellbackyourbooks .com: $5.90
Chegg: $1.08

Total: $81.01

That's in addition to another $1.08 from Chegg that I just got, and $12.25 I'm waiting on from Powells.

Regarding the books and dvds, it really pays to shop around, as the offer prices for books and dvds vary wildly. You do have to be aware of minimum # / $ amounts, and the terms for their free shipping offers, but it's definitely worth the extra few minutes.

Purging my house of this stuff is also helping me to meet one of my other challenges for 2016, the "Bag a week". I'm trying to rid my house of at least one hefty bag worth of "stuff" every week, in an effort to declutter, simplify and organize. The "stuff" can be sold, donated, or tossed - doesn't matter, as long as it's out of my space. Hubby and I cleaned out a corner of our garage two weeks ago and found receipts for stuff dating back to 2008! I'm not kidding.

I think my next focus will be on CDs and old cell phones. We have one or two old iPhones lying around, as well as other non-smartphone models. Not sure if they're worth much, but I'll at least check it out. Anything is better than nothing.

5 Responses to “Ready for the Post Office”

  1. Beawealthywarrior Says:

    I have had luck selling old CDs and games to secondspin.com

  2. alice4now Says:

    Nice job making some extra cash while cleaning out the house!

  3. mjrube94 Says:

    @Beawealthywarrior, I've used SecondSpin in the past and totally forgot about them this time around! Thanks for the reminder. I always had great results with them!

  4. snafu Says:

    Many of us working on de-cluttering our homes have been motivated by Marie Kondo, a Japanese organizer whose de-clutter formula resulted in book 'The life changing magic of tidying up'. There is a great deal of information easily accessed on You Tube. There are lists offered to make the process as easy as possible. We've all found the de-clutter process has changed how we think about buying and spending processes I hope you'll explore the idea.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Very nice!

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