Monday, July 5, 2010

Craig's List help.....

Hello Friends,

How are you doing today?
I am suppose to be starting the daunting task
of packing up the house.

You know,
going through all the closet's,
all the kids toys,
china cabinet,
kitchen cabinet's,
and the list goes on....

I thought I would talk to you instead,
because I am trying to figure out where to start!

We are not going to take a lot of our furniture.



What are your thoughts?

Should I list it in the paper,
use Craig's list,
or consignment?

If I use Craig's List,
do you have any tips?

Well, I better get busy...
the boxes are calling my name!




18 comments:

House of Smith's said...

Ooo... If I lived close, I would be taking that last piece off your hands in a HEARTBEAT!
I LOVE it! And have been looking for something like that for a WHILE now!

But for sure, craigslist is a great way to go! :)

~Shelley
houseofsmiths.blogspot.com

Sherry said...

I was going to agree with her on Craig's list. I haven't used it but, you could keep all the money and it wouldn't sit there for sale for months. Your dining room is so beautiful. Good luck with your move.:)
Sherry

dee dee said...

Wendy,
I wish I lived closer... I would be more than happy to help you pack! Sending you hugs toady!
Dee Dee

Allie and Pattie said...

Wendy, I'm actually envious of the job you have ahead! :) We've done very well with Craigslist both as sellers and buyers. You don't deal with shipping and you specify CASH only- easy! Wish I were closer to help!
{{{Hugs}}} xoxo Pattie

Wendy said...

Wish you guys were closer, too!!

Sandy said...

I would love to have a few of your pieces.. but my house if full...
Do not envy your moving.. I have, 34 times in my life and I'm done! Gona die right here in my townhouse on the sea!
My daughter has 'bought' but never "sold" on Craigs list.. so I'm no help there!
Good luck!
Sandy
thewondersofdoing@blogspot.com

linda said...

I found this post interesting because we are facing some of the same questions you are. We are getting our home ready now to put on the market soon, hoping to move to CO.

Like you, we don't plan on taking all of our furniture but don't want to just give it away either. I'm thinking Craigslist is the way to go. I have friends who have made great purchases off of Craigslist and find the whole process easy. I'll probably go that route.

By the way, we have the exact same dining room set and won't be taking ours either. After over 25 years, it's just time for something different.

Sarah @ Mum In Bloom said...

We moved my mother-in-law here from Maryland in March (during all the storms!) and sold enough on Craig's List to pay for her move here (truck rental, hotel, gas). All within a month... during all those storms. Always have hubby home if they come to pick it up, advertise exact cash only as well. Best of luck!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Wendy,
I used Craigslist to sell some furniture after we sold our beach house 2 years ago and it was great for us...I would not let anybody come look without your husband being at home...you can never be too safe! I wish you lots of luck!

Blessings,
Linda

Debbie said...

Hi Wendy....I would use Craigslist, I have done it...only for selling. My recommendation would be to always have your hubby home though when people want to see something. I let this woman come when my husband was not home...although she was super nice, and no problem, my hubs was upset with me...he is right there are a lot of scammers, and strange people. Good luck...and have fun, this could be a fun adventure. Debbie

Wendy said...

Congratulations on your upcoming move! I can't wait to see what fun you have in store! I have used Craigslist, but cautiously. Also, don't expect to get out of your furniture nearly what you paid for it. I have heard a good starting point is about 20% of retail.
Best of luck!

Wendy said...

Oooops! Meant to write 40% of retail..... that's better!

Rosebud and Bluebells said...

Oh my, it sounds like you guys are embarking on a big adventure in your lives. I wish you every bit of success chasing your dream. I look forward to checking in and watching your progress. Have faith and all will be great.
Donnaxx

Donna said...

Hi Wendy,
Yes, I vote for Craig's list, too. We have sold several things on it, and always had good luck. As others have said, I would be sure hubby is home when people come to look at your things. While I've never had a problem with "strange" people, I always feel more comfortable if I am not alone. Be sure to include pictures in your ads, too. When I look for something on C.L. and there is no photo of what they are selling, I don't even bother reading the ad. Love your armoire! I would buy it from you if we lived closer :) Good luck!

Alison said...

Craigslist....all the way. I have bought and sold many items w/o problems and here are my tips. Post photos and name location w/o being too specific. Always list price and be sure to write OBO if you're willing to negotiate.

Blessings....and happy packing!

Alison

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Hi, Im a Craigslist addict. I have listed lots of pieces of furniture when I get bored of them. Then buy new ones from Craigslist. The key is a catchy title (I always use CAPS) and a good price or use OBO (or best offer). And definately use good pictures from a camera not a cell phone. Good luck!!

Ticking and Toile said...

Yep.....craigslist all the way! You can get a better price and it's faster than consignment. I agree w/ Lucky 7 design, a catchy title is a must & a good price. Now I'm off to browse your site :)
xo,
Shellagh

Corners of My Life said...

Sounds like a lot of good advice from your blog friends. What a daunting job - best of luck!

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