I started doing it with my daughter and my son bc I wanted to teach them about how to save money and earn money from what they bought and then sold. We love it and we have decorated our home with a ton that we have found. I think of it as a treasure hunt where my children will also share my fun in the hunt for that next great deal
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@Retro78, @RevivalGypsy I love this topic. I am now in a position where I'm basically selling off my personal Estate, piece by puece/bundle by bundle. I started collecting when I was very young. My mother had an Antique Shop in Tomball, Texas in earl to late 70's. All my homes were decorated with hand-me-down furniture, knick knacks & many other household items. I often would go to Auctions with my Mom & got bit by the collecting bug from Thrift Shops, Auctions & good old fashioned junk yards my mother knew of. Charities have been a good place to pick up items as well. I like Silent Auctions! Now, I'm at a place in later years where I am selling whatever I can. Most of it is Vintage but some is not. Think I'm just about ready to start shipping. Been learning pro's & cons about many things here. Bottom line is I think if I open up to shipping items my sales will improve. Thanks for everyone's input. Check me out on my profile page & offers. My O.U. link is: offerup.co/profile/l11andgra
Many years ago I had an antique, collectables, firearm business that I ran from my home office, that way I could raise my kids instead of paying someone else to. I loved my work and had fun with plenty of time for family. Many years later I still enjoy the hunt and finding individual requested items but my health leaves me physically unable to do most of what I once did (I have epilepsy & suffer from ptsd, between that & meds meant to stabilize my seizures, I'm always exhausted/fatigued). I still have some inventory left & I occasionally pick up incomplete or broken toys, then my significant other & I refurbish or repurpose those toys throughout the year. Once Christmas rolls around we find a few families struggling that year and get a small tree, sometimes jackets, blankets, food then along with the toys donate all the goodies. It keeps my mind occupied & is a joy to hear & see the excitement from families that would otherwise not have had anything for the kids come Christmas morning.
@Crystalclear79 What a beautiful concept and heart! This is what I love about O.U. Community... You get to meet genuinely good peeps that are doing things to help others. I understand about the fatigue & exhaustion. I too have significant PTSD & major health stuff that keeps me at home mostly. Thrifting & vintage/collectables run deep in my family history. I'm sure your refurbishing and giving to those in need is quite a joy! God bless you both. Thank you for sharing. I'm now trying to work from home since I'm unable to work-work at this time. It's a wonderful experience to help others in need! @L11