Printable Yard Sale Checklist
Printable Yard Sale Checklist
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/25/2015 | 1 Comment
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Getting ready for a yard sale can be quite the undertaking, but it becomes much more manageable, if you break the task up over several weeks. Two to four weeks seems to be about right. And because I’ve organized … oh about a billion yard sales over the years … I put together a checklist to take you through the process.

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Craft Booth
Our First Craft Show
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/07/2015 | No Comments
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Last weekend we participated in our first craft show. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and I was excited to finally make it happen. Here’s the scoop on how it went, and what we learned.

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Flea Market
Selling at a Flea Market
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/04/2015 | No Comments
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We had a bunch of leftovers from our giant yard sale a few weeks ago, so we decided to take them out to the flea market Saturday. This was a new experience for us, so my husband and I were both curious to see how we’d do. Here’s the scoop on how that went, along with some tips for first-timers.

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Get Paid to Watch TV
Get Paid to Watch TV
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/30/2015 | 5 Comments
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This week I got paid $32 to watch TV. Pretty sweet deal, right? So, how did I land such a deal? By looking at my junk mail before I chucked it.

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Yard Sale Table
How to Have a Successful Yard Sale
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/15/2015 | 13 Comments
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Last weekend we had a yard sale that brought in $1,138.05. That’s partly because we had a lot to sell and partly because we’ve figured out what it takes to have a successful sale. Want to know my secrets? Here they are.

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Receipt Survey
Receipt Survey Sweepstakes
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/28/2015 | 19 Comments
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Do you answer the surveys at the bottoms of receipts? I have on occasion, but this year I’m making a concerted effort to answer them every time I get one. I want to see if I can win one of the sweepstakes attached to them. I’ve always enjoyed entering sweepstakes in my spare time, and I’m just betting that the odds of winning one of these is better than your typical sweepstakes. I can’t imagine many people enter them.

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UPS Man
Working a UPS Holiday Job
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/07/2015 | 13 Comments
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My husband just finished his seasonal gig as a UPS driver’s helper. Here’s how it went.

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Get Paid to Test Websites
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/21/2014 | 16 Comments
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We need a chainsaw for our weekend homestead, and I’ve found a pretty cool way to earn the money for it: I’m testing websites, and sharing my experience with the site owners.

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$20 Bills
Why I Hustle (And You Should Too)
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/17/2014 | 2 Comments
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Let’s just put it out there that I wasn’t your typical kid. While other kids were busy playing, I was busy scheming. Coming up with business ideas, and then getting my friends to help me with them. I organized carnivals and haunted houses in my backyard. I sold handmade earrings at lunch and recess, and when I was old enough, I babysat (a lot).

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Consignment Sale Items
Make Consignment Sale Drop-Off Easier
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/04/2014 | 1 Comment
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This morning I dropped off my stuff for the fall Kids’ consignment sale. All 206 items.

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Yearbooks
Sell Your Yearbook; Collect $25
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/05/2014 | 14 Comments
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Looking for a way to earn some extra cash? Classmates.com is currently offering up a $25 Amazon gift card for each yearbook that you send them, and they don’t even have to be your school yearbooks. My husband picked up an old yearbook at Goodwill for $.50, and collected a $25 gift card for his efforts. Not too shabby.

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Nikes
Cashing In at a Consignment Sale
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/22/2013 | 2 Comments
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I’ve held my share of yard sales, but I’ve never participated in a kids’ consignment sale. That’s about to change. This week I’ll be taking around 200 items to a church consignment sale to see how I fair. Will I make more money? Will I sell more stuff? I don’t know, but I’m about to find out.

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Scrap Metal
Selling Scrap Metal
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/18/2013 | 4 Comments
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The best kind of decluttering is the kind that you get paid for. My husband just took a truckload of scrap metal over to a recycling center (mostly stuff that was pulled out of the house during recent renovations), and he came back with $62.75. Not too shabby!

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