01/04/2019 at 2:50 pm #54512
01/07/2019 at 9:54 am #54684
Zero for me this week as I just got back from the UK.
Hope everyone else had a good start to their year!0
01/07/2019 at 10:06 am #54687
Zero for me as well. Doing some organizing and consolidating this week, then will post death pile photos in that other thread. Kids finally back to school and we are finally getting some consistent rain, so good environment for listing over here. Hope you enjoyed your trip Amatino!1+
01/07/2019 at 2:09 pm #54710
Happy New Year! I posted 31 new listings, which is a pretty good listing week for me.
Amatino would you consider sharing some highlights of your trip? I’d love to hear about it!
Wishing everyone a great week!0
01/08/2019 at 1:28 am #54749
Happy New Year!
I posted 25 listings and won’t do many this week as I leave for Atlanta on Wednesday and will be gone through Sunday. I listed an average of 17 items a week in 2018 and I think my more reasonable goal this year is to average 25 items listed, a 50% increase. Much easier to hit than the 50 I was previously aiming for. The problem is that I had weeks where I wasn’t able to list at all, then the next week I would have had to list 100 just to catch up. So I am good with 25 this year.
Welcome back Amatino!0
01/08/2019 at 8:07 am #54754
Previously, I said that I would be coming back from being away and that I wasn’t expecting anything crazy for for the first week of the year. In the end, though, I listed 25 items. Much better than I expected!
Welcome back, everyone! Let’s make this a great year!0
01/08/2019 at 12:48 pm #54780
Trying a new way of sharing the numbers, with a Dropbox shared folder. Let me know if it doesn’t work.
Winner this week: Vintage Treasures. First point!
Vintage Treasures: in order to not clutter up this new thread, I’ll post info on my travels in the old one.
And, everyone, I’m still waiting for winners to email me. (Got yours Sharyn, thanks!) Please email me, I would love to send you your gewgaws.2+
01/08/2019 at 5:52 pm #54805
The dropbox works, nice job! I think my YTD is wrong though. Could you check it?
I’ll head over to the old thread for your highlights…
01/09/2019 at 10:49 am #54828
I just saw this and would love to participate. Do I add a row for myself or submit my numbers to you? I just saw the spreadsheet in dropbox, I love this idea!0
01/09/2019 at 10:53 am #54829
I posted 79 new last week which was a lot for me. I just read the rules in the other thread. I’ll get it on time next week!0
01/09/2019 at 6:32 pm #54844
Just post your new listing number every Monday on this thread. Amatino adds each participants amount on the dropbox spreadsheet every week, you don’t have to do anything there.
Glad to have you join us, but I’m also glad you missed the first post deadline, since that means I get to keep my point – LOL!1+
01/09/2019 at 6:55 pm #54846
Hahahaha! Thank you. Great job last week!0
01/14/2019 at 8:59 am #55054
Hi! I got down to business this past weekend and listed 39 items. Many on Mercari, which is super fast listing though I wish they had sell similar. I made myself look through 5 boxes of coffee mugs from the death piles because I knew I had some Valentine’s and Easter mugs. I’m taking a few items from my own closet now and then to put on Mercari though I probably should give it the full Marie Kondo treatment.
I have some more consolidating to do, then I will photograph the piles. I’m happy with my progress this year, but I looked at last year’s photos and realized some of the boxes are still right there. Much work to be done in 2019. I would encourage anyone with piles to take photos. It’s pretty motivating.0
01/14/2019 at 9:26 am #55057
I only listed 8 items.
I got a call on Wednesday that a family friend had passed away (it was expected), so I hopped on a plane Thursday and came back Saturday. It was sad, but nice to see some people that I wasn’t able to see at our end of year trip (only a week and a half earlier).
I did sell quite a lot while I was gone, and now I have 11 items to pack and ship this morning!0
01/14/2019 at 9:57 am #55064
Sorry to hear.1+
01/14/2019 at 10:00 am #55066
Week #2 I listed 50 items although I honestly have no idea how. I guess all those little spurts of listing added up between taking care of sick kids. Usually, I am surprised at how little I get get listed…this is the first time I ever did more than I thought.0
01/14/2019 at 12:43 pm #55096
For week #2 I added 42 new listings. Again a really good week for me but I know next week I’ll have a lot less new listings – I have a very busy week ahead.
Libby, you are amazing! How do you manage to list so many items? I don’t have children and even when my husband is out of town I can’t list that many items in a week. Are you selling similar items and using sell similar? Ladies, we have some stiff competition this year, better get cracking 🙂
I had a run of 27 days of at least one sale each day. Then on Saturday it came to a grinding halt. So even though I kept telling myself “it’ll end, don’t get bummed” of course I was:( Anyway I have sales again so back to the grindstone.
Wishing you all a great week ahead with lots and lots of sales!0
01/14/2019 at 1:02 pm #55098
Thanks for the compliment, but I am getting steam from you all! I think the main difference that allows me to spend more time listing is that I don’t typically source items (and don’t like to). Either the items come to me or I pick up in bulk. Once I pick up items, I sort by type and then do a personal assembly line for that type of item.
The real downside is that I don’t always get to choose the items or type that are consigned, and I rarely get multi-quantity things.
I would only say this on the forum, but I have been joking and saying I should change my store motto to “We Sell Your Random Crap.” LOL!0
01/14/2019 at 3:50 pm #55119
Sharyn, so very sorry to hear about your family friend. Sending you a hug.
50, 39, 42 listings? Y’all are going to give me a run for my money this year, I can see that! I only did 10 listings this week but I was in Atlanta for most of the week. Funny side note, there’s always a “hot” animal or creature of the year…this year it’s the sloth. It was everywhere, even Christmas ornaments. And Llamas are up and coming. Saw lots of gorgeous things and displays and came back inspired and ready to have a fantastic creative very productive year.
There’s also always some very odd things at market. The real head-scratcher this year was a furniture line called Alcatraz..that’s right….PRISON-INSPIRED FURNITURE. Can you imagine Joanna Gaines incorporating the line into her look? Ha!
Libby, welcome to the group! Glad to have you on board and I am thanking you in advance for the competition…it spurs me on. 🙂
Hope everyone has a great week.1+
01/14/2019 at 8:01 pm #55149
Vintage Treasures – thanks. Corrected it. Yes, we have major competition this year. As I was stone last in 2018, I really have the motivation to up my game! On the other hand, it’s kinda fun being the mule that plods along and carries you guys! Ha ha ha!
Libby – welcome to the group. I’ve added your numbers for last week and will update you going forward.
ChristineR – great idea to do photos. I’m planning on creating a Death Pile Support Group, as suggested by … Vintage Treasures? I think it was VT, but if not, my apologies. We can post our photos there and discuss various DP methods, if you’re keen. I really found it motivating to clear my stuff based off the photos.
Sharyn – my sympathies for your loss. At least it wasn’t a shock.
Vintage Lacy – you nailed it! I was wondering why I was seeing so many llamas just lately and what the deal was. And, now that you mention it, a couple sloth items have come up too. People have the weirdest tastes!
My listing number for the week is zero. Zip, zilch, nada! I didn’t even get out of bed! After posting here on Monday last week, I went to the post office to drop off some orders. On Wednesday I staggered to the doctor’s office, wobbled to the chemist to pick up the prescribed antibiotics, and went back to bed. I stayed there the whole week! I started with flu on New Year’s Day, and it just got worse, and worse, and worse! The doc said I had a secondary infection – pneumonia or bronchitis or something. I felt awful. Then, to add insult to injury, the man went down with it too. Nothing like a man on his death bed when you’re sick, right? He’s a wonderful husband, and took care of me so well when I was sick, but when he gets sick, he turns into the Grinch on steroids! Anyway, I was up for a couple hours on Saturday and sewed myself a pair of panties. They’re in the rag bin. Then I got up on Sunday and sewed myself another pair of panties. They’re pretty cute, and might actually work. Couple of glaring mistakes, but okay to wear around the house. I’m sure, as I continue to learn from my mistakes, I’ll end up with some cool new underwear. It will help when I can breathe. I’ve decided there’s a direct correlation between the nose and the brain. When the nose is stuffed up, the brain doesn’t work! 🙂
I’ll try to get some posts up on the old site about my trip. Also, please will last year’s winners email me so that I can get those prizes out?
So good to be back!4+
01/15/2019 at 2:27 pm #55196
01/21/2019 at 11:48 am #55500
@Amantino, let me know here when you start the dp thread. I still need to consolidate a bit and then take photos.
I listed 37 items this week. It was a better week for listing while my contract work is slow. Hope to list today on the holiday, then going to my Dad’s next weekend so that will be less productive. Have a good listing week ladies!1+
01/21/2019 at 1:19 pm #55510
I listed 38 items this week.
I have not been buying inventory this month. I’ve passed up on all the online auctions, my area doesn’t have found many garage or rummage sales during the cold months, and I haven’t been able to get to the live auctions so far. So, I’m hoping I can spend time this week and next working on death piles. Maybe the death pile challenge will help?
Either way, the next auctions are Jan 31, Feb 7, and Feb 8, so I need to make some progress or I will be putting stuff off yet again!1+
01/21/2019 at 1:28 pm #55512
Only 10 new listings for me; I expected my week to be “too busy to list” and it was. I just joined a knitting group so I’m learning that. Added on to the other sewing projects I’ve got going I feel like I have zero time that’s not dedicated to either household chores or hobbies. But it’s all good!
Amatino, congrats on the panty sewing. That’s something that really HAS to fit right and can be tricky. I once made a pair from a free on-line pattern that fit perfect. I’ll have to look for that pattern… I’m currently working on a quilted bag to hold my knitting and some doll clothes to hopefully up the price (or at least add that something extra) on some Sasha dolls I’ll be listing.
Also working on cleaning up the basement death piles. Sigh.
Wishing everyone a great week!1+
01/21/2019 at 2:31 pm #55519
48 this week.
I am just listing my personal listings, you may notice a discrepancy in the number of new listings for my store (we had over 100, but only 48 were mine). Here is to a productive week ahead! Cheers, Libby1+
01/21/2019 at 8:44 pm #55547
I listed 50 items this week. I was determined to do better than last week and I was inspired by y’all. So, confession time, I went to the bins yesterday AND today. A different outlet each day. There’s just such good picking right now. Found stuff to list, stuff for my next show in April, stuff for gifts and stuff for art projects. I’ve decided that when I get at least 40 or more listings done in a week I can reward myself with a bin binge. It’s working so far…..
Hope everyone has a great week…and Amatino hope you are feeling better!1+
01/22/2019 at 7:24 pm #55633
Hey folks. I went down with a bit of a relapse last week, so still not up to speed. This flu was bad. Started listing sewing machines too, from the haul that the hubs brought in last year. He’s started refurbishing the machines and this is a whole new niche to grope through and learn about. Listed 4, so I’ve at least moved off the starting plate!
@vintagetreasures – try this great idea to give structure to your bag for knitting
Also, add a grommet to the center front of the bag, then feed your yarn through the hole.
Congratulations to all. Great going so far!
Spreadsheet updated. Winner this week: Vintage Lacy1+
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