Mission May: Day Six

Well, it is the sixth day of May and I have made exactly zero dollars towards my $1000 May challenge.   Even worse, my friend has now challenged me! Today, I am sending my textbooks off to Amazon and I’m earning a $66 Amazon credit.  I’ve decided that an Amazon credit counts towards my goal.

Also, while cleaning out some old papers, I found a stack of ADT alarm system stickers.  I’m not interested in stickering every window in my house, and I thought that some people might like to buy them.  I actually found someone on Craigslist who was interested in buying them, but she only wanted to pay a few dollars AND she wanted me to drive to the other side of the city to meet her.  That didn’t seem like a good use of my time (or gas.)

Today, I’m taking a pile of clothes to the consignment shop.  If I’m smart, I’ll spend the morning ironing them and making them look good so that they’ll sell quickly and for top dollar.  I’m not sure how I’m going to count the value of my consignment stuff, as you don’t really get an itemized record of what sold and for how much.  I’m thinking that I’ll check my current credit today, then check it at the end of the month, and calculate that amount.

I’ve also gathered a pile of stuff to put on eBay, but it doesn’t seem to add up to much value.  I wonder if it is worth the energy.  I must start diligently clearing out this house!

So, I guess I am up to $66 in Amazon credit.  I’d better get moving if I am going to reach my goal.

Is anyone else (besides my friend) interested in making this a group challenge?  You don’t have to choose $1000 – you can choose whatever figure you think is good for your situation.  Let’s clear it out and make a little money, too!

About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • Try the stuff on ebay anyways, I have sold stuff that I never would have imagined and for decent money. You never know.