If anyone is reading this (hi mom!), I need to explain myself for the past three to four months. It’s true, I haven’t been posting that many pictures on my main Instagram. Yes, I haven’t been blogging as much as I have been. But the truth is, I have been busy with something that just snowballed into something amazing. EBAY!
A few blog posts ago, I mentioned that I started selling on eBay. Things around my house were selling like hot cakes. I couldn’t believe how many people would pay for pre-owned goods online! I cannot lie, I was hooked.
I made about $200 my first month and yes, got coffee everyday like it was going out of style. Then I figured, what if I used some of the Frappuccino money on some gently used items and flip them for a profit? Light bulb and four months later, I am still here and have been recycling the same recipe ever since. Granted, it’s not something that I just invented, but I have joined the reseller world and I am beyond overwhelmed with information.
I balance my work life with my other work life, except I wouldn’t call eBay work. More like a hobby. Again, I am not quitting my job anytime soon. I am still learning brands and styles.
I like to think of the items I resell (mainly clothes) as something that a buyer can bring back to life and give it another chance to be in their closet to wear again! The amount of clothes that get sent to landfills is amazingly high and why not give these items life while they still have them?
And honestly, it’s fun! I miss shopping and buying items that I know other people will buy. The game changer to this all is that I’m not shopping for myself. I’m still wearing the same curated wardrobe that I had a year ago with very minor changes. This time though, I am shopping for other people, and your time and energy to this whole fiesta of shopping and reselling is really what the buyers are paying for!
I will say that I still consider myself a minimalist when it comes to the clothing I wear, the lifestyle my family and I live on a daily basis. I enjoy shopping and the thrill of find items to resell. But that’s the thing! I am reselling them! Yes, there are clothes I would love to wear instead of reselling them, but at the end of the day, it’s up in my eBay store ready for it to go to a home that will love the item and that’s why I enjoy reselling on eBay.
I realized that this blog has been about my minimalism journey. It’s time to change that and continue to keep the minimalism lifestyle with a touch of love for retail to resell the best items I can find to buyers at the best price. I am still me. Simple gal living in a material world.