It's clean-out time! I felt much better yesterday and got into cleaning out closets, sorting through some stuff I had been planning to sell on eBay, and just generally trying to make more space in this little house.
Here's a peek into some of the boxes, and why these things are heading to consignment.
Chipped, mis-matched dishes are just not worth dealing with. If they're chipped they won't sell, and although sometimes a single piece or two of a pattern will sell, chances are it takes more time to list than it's worth. There's a lace tablecloth in here too--it has a hole that could be mended, but I don't need it, and mended items won't sell either. Lesson learned: be bolder when sorting auction finds, and be more careful about looking for chips and cracks--and avoid the "I think I have the match to that somewhere" game.
That's just a few of the boxes on the way out the door. I still have more sorting to do, but there will be other auctions. No need to do it all at once, even though I am itching to get this job finished. Right now it's time to get back to listing on eBay, and then this afternoon, a little baking and perhaps a trip to Ravenswood to restock my booth. There have been some good sales there lately and I have some holes on my shelves. While I love extra space at home, extra space in the booth is best filled up!
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