Our town doesn't have a second hand store, but we do have other amazing options. The recycle depot has a couple of tables that are in makeshift shelters, and everything that's in there is for the taking. Of course you can leave stuff too. Leaving behind more than I take is the goal, but there's something that's so enticing about free. Some people take stuff even though they don't need it and then bring it back. OK, that might be me. The same depot also has a shack with free books. Same thing, take or leave books. It's great. Again with the free factor. It's like winning the lottery...oh...hey, that looks like a great book...it's mine...no one touch it...haha. I'm getting better at taking back the ones that I don't read after all. I also take back the majority of the ones that I do read.
Then we have a facebook site called bidding wars. It gets addicting. You start selling some stuff, and pretty soon you wonder what else you can sell. My husband wants to know if he's eventually going to be for sale on there. Here is a piece of fabric I posted yesterday. You put the initial price (starting bid) that you would like to get for it, and then people have 24 hours to bid on it. Last fall I sold over $500.00 worth of worldly possessions.
When you have lots of closets, you really don't know how much stuff you have until it all starts to come out...and come out some more. I've heard of people who have moved, and years later, still haven't unpacked all their boxes, and have absolutely no idea what's in the boxes. OK, that might have been us last year. But that's changing.
The only problem with the bidding war site is that you see all these great deals, so basically I just don't look, unless I'm looking for something specific. Looking is dangerous to the health of my closets, and sanity. However, look at this lamp I got for $7.00!! It's in new condition, and I think it goes well with the bedroom, eh?
What else can I sell....