Monday, September 30, 2013

Where do you store 400 ebay items? (Basement photo overload)

Today's post is about our...dungeon/basement. Our house is about 1800 square feet. It is a modular home which was (thankfully) put on a full basement which is almost the same size as the house. We can park in our basement so it doubles as a garage.

I usually have about 350-450 items on ebay. That is a lot of clothing to store! I store it all in bins in the basement.

Our basement has come a long way but still has a long way to go. We would love to put in a ceiling, paint the walls white and I would love to paint and seal the cement floor. However, that may never happen.

All my bins are organized by type and the size. The racks came from Home Depot and are under $200 each.
The bins came from Wal-Mart and are about $4.39.

We have four storage racks and we use the rest of them for storing...stuff. Ha.
We have way too much stuff that needs to be stored. The open crates (which were given to me
and not stolen) hold towels for rags and painting.
Extra mailers, bubble wrap and boxes are kept here. Along with my hubby's
motorcycle helmet, basketball and music stuff. Ha.

Did you know you can get FREE priority supplies on Yup, I order 200 padded mailers at a time.

More stuff. Including some awesome vintage lights
I found at Goodwill a few months ago. I plan on re-donating or selling them soon
as I know I will never get to re-painting them. Clearly I cannot buy things just
because I love them.

My husband works out almost every day. Me...not so much. I have maybe used
our 'gym' about a dozen times in a dozen years.
The other side of our basement. See my Giselle exercise machine? I have
ALWAYS wanted one. Even when I was a teenager. My hubby found one on Craigslist for $20 or so.
I love it so much and actually use it (when I don't have a leg brace on!).

My hubby's motorcycle, our bikes and a ton of unlisted ebay stuff. I purchased
about 600-700 items from someone moving to Europe three weeks ago.
I have about half of it listed so far.

Unlisted shoes and a random guitar. I think the hubby owns 7 or 8. Most are
stores in the master bedroom. This one may be down here temporarily since
he played bass this weekend with the band.

Tire explosion! We have three vehicles and need studded winter tires for 2 of them.

So...the answer to the title is...the basement. I love the room it offers.

Linking up with The Chatty Mommy. :) 


Monday, September 23, 2013

2 weeks after knee surgery

My knee is slowing healing after surgery almost two weeks ago. This was my third knee surgery. This time, I had a tear in my ACL and a 'frayed' meniscus that was flapping into the joint when I walked. The last surgery took 75% of my meniscus out and so the frayed part was in the small part that was left.

I didn't want to gross anyone out with photos during the first two weeks. But the swelling has gone down a bit and the bruising isn't as bad.

So here I go...

I can finally see my knee cap again! Ha.

I am half way through the 4 weeks of wearing this awful immobilizing brace. The doctor told me (again) today that I have to keep it on all day, every day. The doctor isn't my favorite person right now. I had taken it off for most of yesterday and it felt SO much better. I was using my crutches and wasn't putting weight on it yet. He told me I'm not allowed to do that though and so the brace is back on.

I'm still not allowed to drive. I am walking like a penguin. The brace is slowing me down and instead of listing my usual 50 items a day on ebay, I am down to about half of that.

In 2 weeks I get to take the brace off and I start therapy.

This should be my last surgery though so that is a happy thought! :)

I'm linking up with The Chatty Mommy:

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Recent Ebay Sales - 9/21/13

I am still hobbling around in a full leg brace. It has to stay on until mid-October which is a bit depressing. Ha. I am continuing to sell on ebay but I am listing a bit slower than normal. 

Here are some things that have sold over the last week: 

1. Five of my hubby's year books sold for $20 each. Cha-ching! $100! 

2. Tommy Bahama long floral skirt, sold for $20. 

3. Evan Picone black skirt suit, sold for $20. 

4. Berek make-up themed vest, sold for $20. 

5. Jones of New York plus sized jacket, sold for $20. 

6. Ralph Lauren linen skirt, sold for $20. 

7. Jones of New York plus sized corduroy jacket, sold for $20. 

8. Ralph Lauren top, sold for $20. 

9. Storybook Knits 'zodiac' themed sweater, sold for $25. 

10. New Worth skirt suit, sold for $48. 

11. Coldwater Creek long paisley dress, sold for $25. 

12. Spirit by Coldwater Creek silk skirt, sold for $20. 

13. Coldwater Creek slinky black dress, sold for $20. 

14. Vintage Pucci tie with a water spot, sold for $41. 

15. White House Black Market sparkle knit dress, sold for $25. 

16. Boston Proper sheer top, sold for $20. 

17. Talbots red plaid skirt, sold for $35. 

18. Steve Madden red coat, sold for $75. 

19. Vintage Jessica McClintock dress, sold for $34. 

20. Chico's Platinum embroidered vest, sold for $20. 

21. Talbots pink heathered jacket, sold for $20. 

22. Jones of New York gray cardigan, sold for $20. 

23. Carole Little vintage 'made in Germany' top, sold for $27. 

24. Harley Davidson clogs, sold for $20. 

25. Berek Halloween sweater, sold for $20. This would have went for more but it was a size small. 

26. Coldwater Creek burgundy skirt, sold for $20. 

27. Talbots black dress with a black velvet bow at the waist, sold for $20. 

28. John Varvatos brown leather shoes, sold for $44. 

29. Vintage panties! LOL. This was part of the lot I bought from the ebayer that sold me all her inventory a few weeks ago. They sold for $70 for a lot of 6. 

30. Anthropologie "Bica Cheia" cropped pants, sold for $27. 

31. Maggy London dress, sold for $30. I purchased this just a few weeks ago at TJ Maxx on clearance for $10. 

32. Dansko black sandals, sold for $30. 

33. Bass penny loafers, sold for $30. 

34. BOC (by Born) brown sandals, sold for $30 within minutes of listing them! 

35. Athleta purple dress, sold for $20.