Friday, May 15, 2009

A Great Eye For Style...

One thing I've discovered is that I have a pretty good shopping eye, when it comes to style for the home. I can see something in a magazine, or online, like this Urn in the EddieRoss Etsy shop, and find it a week or two later for a dollar or two. So, I'm now the proud owner of a Milk Glass Greek Key Urn, just like the one in Eddie's Etsy shop, for a mere $2.
Oh, and I have one of these...
And one of these, that he recommended here.
The problem is, eventually my house begins to look like this junk shop...

And I realize again that there is a breakdown in the system!
While I want to sell on Etsy, Ebay, Craigslist, and so on, I don't want to live in a junk store while I'm doing it.
There's a reason little antique shops, thrift stores, and junk shops are loaded down with **stuff**. And, to make matters worse, I have two major problems with selling.
First, I have NO GARAGE. So, I'm limited as to where I store my finds until they are sold.
Second, I am a procrastinator when it comes to listing items for sale. What's up with that?? I like the buying, the shopping, the hunting if you will, but I dislike taking the pictures and writing the ads.

So, I have a dilemna.
I'm not going to live like this...
Any suggestions? I need help!

4 comments:

Susan said...

Love the milk glass pieces.
Susan

Anonymous said...

My problem isn't the listing, its the photos. We have had so much rain that it has been practically impossible to get pictures of my stuff taken. Spend one hour a week or an hour every couple of days. That keeps your site fresh on Etsy and keeps your shop on the top of the heap.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I guess you don't want to rent space in a flea/antique mall to sell your stuff? How about having a once a month sale at your home. You can ask people if they want to be on a mailing list and then you can send them invitations every time you have a sale. Other than that if you don't have a place to store things I guess you'll have to get some sort of storage shed (Home Depot)?
I'm sure you'll figure it out.

Manuela

Desert Rose said...

It might seem too simple but maybe having a said place for such items to be stored neatly. Once it is full it is full. No matter what a bargain that can be had just resist the urge and remind yourself that you can't have it until something gives. Item in...item out. Tit for tat and that's that!