January 20, 2015
Virtual Garage Sale
What an awesome idea: have a Virtual Garage Sale!
One of the great things I like about belonging to and reading different blogs, forums and RV sites is because I get so many ideas from all of the others who have 'gone before me'. After all, why reinvent the wheel, right?!
This idea came from a fellow RVer who is also a member of the group RVer Wannabees at RVillage.com. Ivan and Marie are currently in the downsizing phase, as are we. Their idea is simple and I've already laid the foundation of it. Facebook is the platform in this idea but I'm sure other social media sites may have something similar.
I started a group called Rene' & Ron's Virtual Garage Sale yesterday. It's set up as a secret group so you won't find it in a search. The only people who see the posts are members of the group. I invited all of my local friends when I initially set up the group to make delivery of the sold items easier.
I'm currently in the process of taking photos with my camera, as opposed to my phone, and then uploading them into an album. But not all one album -> that would get too big. I'll make several albums with different titles such as kitchen stuff, games, knick knacks, tools, books & movies, etc. Then I'll add a short description of the item and my asking price. When a person is interested in an item all they need to do is add a comment next to the photo. This creates a first come, first served method. As the items sell I can easily delete the sold items and the albums are kept neat for more perusing. I can message the buyer and arrange a meet up for delivery.
I've heard over and over about how people living the full time RV lifestyle wish they starting purging their stuff in the early stages. I think this will help us to get an early start in the process.
Do you have other ideas that helped you in the purging process? Thanks for reading and I'll let you know how it turns out in a future post.