Well only 2 weeks left of summer.....the kids are excited to go back (and so is mom!) School supplies are bought, backpacks are packed, middle school orientation day is requested off from work, and I think we are all set to go. I've never been one to buy new clothes at the start of school; I buy lots of clothes for Christmas....except shoes. This is the first year a child has asked for brand name clothes. He really wanted Nikes.....so mom that I am went and found some for $22. I have a weird thing about used shoes so they were new :D
Anyway on to the sales front. Unfortunately not as many kids clothes sold as I hoped they would. I did sell my youngest son's backpack from last year. He never liked it and only used it a few months. It sold within 24 hours for $14.99+ shipping. I am a brand snob when it comes to backpacks. LL Bean's have a lifetime guarantee and my kids are rough with backpacks. (it is common courtesy to only exchange a backpack purchased directly from them. it is encouraged not to exchange items purchased at yard sales etc.)
I try to have all my Halloween stuff listed by December; this year was a fail and I'm sure we missed out on several sales. We are frantically trying to gather the rest of the Halloween stuff and list it/ship it to eBay. In 2 weeks I have listed about 90 items (thats a TON for me). It's about halfway done. On eBay, I have 45 costumes currently listed at about $1400. In addition to tons and tons of Halloween stuff listed on Amazon. I figure probably $4000 before fees. We would love to make about $1k after
fees. We typically spend about $500 on new Halloween inventory each year.
Here are some of my favorite costumes.
In other news my attic is now 75% organized into 3 sections: eBay listed (and Etsy), eBay unlisted, and Amazon FBA for later (seasonal etc). It's so nice to have some resemblance of organization back in my home. Eventually we will have a yard sale section as well but I am not ready to tackle that for at least 2 years.
I will eventually do a what I found/what sold post but for now sales are really not exciting.
Take care all and happy thrifting!