Decluttering with Simbi.com

Simbi is a “alternative currency” website where people buy and sell goods and services; it has the feel of a “time dollar” or “time bank” community, with a lot of people offering spiritual advice. I used it to sell stuff, and also to buy some things.

What I bought were DVDs, a couple Zippo lighters, and a broken iPod, which I have yet to repair. I also bought some “digital products”, aka “blog posts.”

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Decluttering by “Selling” stuff on Listia

Lista is an unusual selling site, similar to Ebay, except no money changes hands. You get “rewards points”, and can buy things with “rewards points”. It’s basically “funny money”. (They also let you accumulate points by filling out surveys.)

These kinds of sites are funny. I was on Simbi before, and I could tell you stories. The basic problem is that without a reference price, or price competition, you just don’t get useful prices.

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Decluttering Furniture: Selling and Dumping

I don’t have a lot of nice furniture, but sometimes need to deal with it. You can dump it, or sell it. Almost everything can be sold, but the price might not be too high.

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Giving Away Food on Facebook Marketplace, Metal on Craigslist, and Other Adventures in Curb Alerts

I listed this first on FB, then later on CL.

The first two contacts flaked out on me. In fact, I think they were fake profiles, because one of them vanished into the ether.

The third was for real, and they came by to get the food.

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Selling Amber Pill Bottles on eBay

A lot of hoarders have prescription pill bottles. If you are willing to take the time to empty them, remove the stickers, and photograph the hoard, you can sell them on eBay.

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How to Skip Past the Long Line at the Post Office

Have you ever been waiting in line at the post office, and then you see someone jump right past the queue, and drop their package off at the window? What are they doing? Can you become that person?

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How I Declutter the Hoard with Ebay

My personal technique. It’s not quick, but fairly thorough, and produces some income and satisfaction. I’ll outline the process I use, using actual objects I’m considering selling.

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