Hey everyone! Just a quick note to let you know about a new feature that I’m starting up on YouTube, called The Reseller’s Report! (This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my full policy here)
This was actually my husband’s idea. I’ll tell you the story real quick and then the video is down below. I think you’ll be able to watch it here..but feel free to go into YouTube and subscribe to my channel as well. Thanks!
So Hubby and I have been watching Antiques Roadshow (through Britbox on Amazon Prime) while we’re home hanging out. The original British one…the one we realized has all the really OLD stuff. It’s fascinating.
What we love about the show really are the stories. Don’t get me wrong, the values are cool too. But the stories of the great, great, great grandparents and the car boot sales and all of that…is so fun!
It’s what I love about thrifting and selling as well…especially the vintage. The thrill of the hunt…the stories of the finds…but also the stories behind the items themselves. And the research! I love the research.
So we decided to share some of the stories with you. We’ll see how this series goes. We pulled a few items that I plan to get listed soon and I’m sharing their stories with you. Let me know what you think.
Well we done did it. We’ve moved our family and businesses over to our new state of Montana. Still working on some of the paperwork and some things have to wait until offices and businesses open up again. (This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my full policy here)
Having moved my reselling business a few times over the years…twice across the entire country…I can tell you that there’s no ONE right way to do it.
A lot depends on how far you are moving, naturally. Will your inventory be tied up for a week or more? Or just a couple of days?
Another factor is your level of organization. And how much warning or notice you have about the move.
So having just undertaken the fairly daunting task of moving a reselling business and not lost or broken anything….AND having continued to make a bit of money through the whole process….I thought I’d share a few of the things I learned.
I think I have mentioned before that we were thinking of moving. We recently went on a trip to our moving destination of choice…Montana (see picture above! Hubby took that one on our trip) and things happened very quickly. (This post contains affiliate links. See our full policy page for details)
We have a duplex on hold for us and the idea is to get the keys and officially rent it by April 1st. Yes, THIS April 1st. We returned home with an overwhelming sense of how much work we had to do!!
When we left for that trip…talk of epidemics and viruses was just a murmur. But the whispers grew and in just the week since we’ve gotten home…have become a roar.
The past few years in January, I’ve done a Top Thrifting Finds post. It’s always fun to go back and take a look at how the year went and review some of the highlights of the thrifting year. (This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my full policy here)
This year I decided to do something a bit different. And of course it’s mid February already but better late than never. (Honestly, I was still in debate with myself about blogging and had even played around with starting a fresh new blog but in the end…came back to here. Hopefully you’ll see me around a bit more often again. 😉 )
I know y’all are too busy even to read this post right now but I thought I’d get it out there and you can come back to it when things calm down. (This post may contain affiliate links. You can see my full policy here.)
I really should have written something here sooner…believe me, it’s been in the back of my mind since around September.
But first! Let me share the contents of that Thank You card! I got a super sweet card from a customer who bought some pieces of stainless flatware.
Buying gifts for friends and family can be tricky. Buying gifts for friends and family who thrift, yard sale or stalk antique malls can be double-y tricky. You hand them a mall store gift card and they just stare at you blankly. Gift them the latest gadget and you may get a mumbled thanks.
What else is there to do besides cash? You may be surprised to know that a lot of thrift stores have gift cards! Goodwill, Value Village/Savers have gift cards…can’t hurt to ask at the ones in your area. And believe you me, a thrifter can make that $20 thrift store card go a LOT further than one from a mall 😉
For part 2, let’s take a look at a sewing pattern listing itself, discuss a bit on pricing and shipping a bit and then the best part….the BOLOs! (patterns to Be On the LookOut for). I guess I have still more to say!