Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Feb week # 1 - Repair Don't Replace....

Not all companies are starving for business these days. In fact, some are setting records for increased business. Repair businesses and thrift stores are doing well during these financially turbulent times. That makes sense. After all, it is usually cheaper to repair than to replace, and that gently-worn clothes can be found for a fraction of their new price tag.

Take a look in your local area...most have a Mommy and Me Consignment shop or something like it. Kids grow out of clothing so fast that sometimes it is such a waste to spend full retail on them. I have found that often the clothing still has tags on them. Never worn. Not only can you purchase gently-worn clothing for yourself and your kids, but you can sell yours to. And if you sell through a consignment shop you get a discount off of purchases there too.

I have boxes and boxes of children's clothing and maternity clothes in my attic. I know they will never get used again in this house, so it makes sense to sell them. It makes me some money as well as frees up space in my attic. If you are really ambitious you can take pictures and download your items onto Ebay. This takes more time and energy, but you will probably make a few dollars more this way.

Check out your local Craig's List. You can purchase items inexpensively, as well as sell items.

I hope this post gives you some ideas to save money and make money - Tamra


  1. You are so smart. This is a great idea to utilize things in your own home to make money, clean house and maybe help out others that are in need.

  2. It is amax=zing the amount of "Stuf" you accumulate before you even realize it... To find a way to get rid of the clutter and make some money is awesome!

  3. Glad you appreciated the suggetions. If you have any other ideas I would love to hear them.....