Inspirational video about a guy missing his legs, one arm and his hand…but he can still fish…
Need I say more? I feel very humble after watching this. I am thankful every day for my family, our health and the luxuries that we take for granted.
I saw this really cool link in the Green Home & Family magazine.(June 08).
These groups collects old prom and party dresses and donates them to girls that can not afford a prom dress. They help people that would otherwise skip the prom due to the fact that most prom dresses are $200 + plus accessories.
These groups collect dresses, shoes and the accessories throughout the year and make them available each spring. They have personal assistant shoppers that will help them pick out everything. One group, The The Corsage Project, even includes a make-up and hair consultation, a professional portrait, refreshments and goodie bags.
This makes me smile!
My cousin, Leslie, asked me for some tips on having a garage sale. I emailed her back and decided to post it here too, to share with others.
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First, you MUST advertise. Around here there are a fe
Garage Sale (or some people prefer to say Yard Sale).
Saturday & Sunday
June 14 & 15
Put the signs up around 5:30-6am AND be prepared for people to stop by this early! Do not get set up first unless you are up at 4am. Do not put them up the night before. You’ll loose some due to moisture in the night and some might fall do
Next, there are t
So, be prepared. Keep your cash in something like a fanny pack. Have loose change. Put large bills (
Try to not put a personal, sentimental value on an item since it is special to you and make the price higher! Some things are harder to sell then others.
Be prepared for almost EVERYONE to talk you do
AND.. enjoy yourself. You will meet lots of nice, fun people. See neighbors that you’ve never met, nice old ladies, etc! Chat it up and have fun!
Often I sell things on eBay that due to size and/or weight are pick-up only. This is up to you if you want to do this. Some people do not like to meet buyers face-to-face and do not want them knowing where they live or work (depending on where the item is you are selling). So, this is at your description. I figure that if someone did a Google search they’d find my name, dob, address, blood type and a million other things that should be private so my address isn’t the end of the world but since it do not think it is safe to invite strangers into my home with me and the kids home I either bring the item to them, have it outside or in my garage already, or meet them in a parking lot or at my dad’s work. The garage thing works if it is too big to move or have in my van and transport.
When you do have an item like this do NOT use Paypal! Think frugal! Paypal takes 3.9% plus 20 cents per transaction (right now, rates do change sometimes). So, on a item that you sell for $100 you are already paying eBay and now pay Paypal $4.10. I ask them to pay me cash and all but one was fine with that (he preferred Paypal or a cashier’s check for his own buyer’s protection).
I recently sold something and the buyer was in Chatsworth. The item was to heavy for me to really lift so I had a friend come over (thank you, Joe) and put it in my van for me and I brought it to the guy. I was already meeting my dad for lunch in the valley so it was only 15 minutes out of my way. Well, the buyer was so happy that I brought it to him that he paid me $91, the amount of the auction, PLUS he gave me $ 15 more for the gas! This was great to me!
I got paid to bring it to him. Didn’t tell him my address. and avoided the Paypal fees. All for 15 more minutes of my time!