Wednesday, August 17, 2011

“Happy Sales to Me”…

The title is to be sung to the tune of “Happy Trails”.
Here is how I did the last week.  Forgive my pictures… they are terrible.
In my defense, I think it’s a small miracle that I could even take A picture or get A description written in between feedings! :)
100 pc Thomas Set – Paid $5 Sold for $50
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Two Gap Backpacks – Paid $1 each Sold in two auctions at the BIN price for $20 each
 Remington Curlers – Paid $0! Sold for $48
These were MY curlers, I just accidently discovered their value while researching ended listings on eBay. I was looking for brands of vintage curlers to keep my eyes peeled for and was shocked and surprised to see that my own set (not vintage) that was doing nothing but collecting dust on the shelf was a highly desired set of curlers?!  Don’t ask me why but I was happy to get rid of them for that price. (I never use them.)  eBay is ALWAYS surprising me!
60 Easy Reader Books – Paid less than $15 Sold for the BIN price of $76.99 with free shipping
(this is the second time I’ve quickly sold a lot of these for that price)
So eBay has been good to me lately and I expect this relationship to stay that way! ;)  Hope eBay is being good to you too!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Getting “Organized”

After we cleaned all  one bajillion of these toys, I took advantage of some nice weather and tried to get them a little more organized for tagging.  First I had to spread them all out and this is what that looked like…




And these are just the smaller toys.

All the “big” toys like ride ons, sit and spins, etc are still in the shed waiting to be cleaned.

At least I’m making progress… and doing it all with a three week old!  Go me!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ready. Set. Clean!


My mother-in-law was in town for about a week to help with the new baby and I actually put her to work cleaning toys for the fall consignment sale.  Ha ha, and I do mean WORK!  We had a marathon cleaning run and worked through about an entire garage full of industrial sized garbage sacks full of toys?! 

I’ll take a picture of my garage and post that later, but I thought I’d share with you the essential “must have tools” that helped us whip through all of the toys quickly and get them looking brand new again.

Toy Cleaning Supply List

Hot Soapy Water


Lots of Baby Wipes

Magic Erasers

Old Toothbrush

Q Tips


Goo Gone

Drying Rag


That’s all you need. But you do need ALL of it to make life simpler! If you have any other helpful cleaning tool suggestions leave a comment, I’d love to hear.