Monday, February 23, 2015

How do you sell?

In the process of cleaning up, I'm cleaning out.  Out, Out, OUT! There is no reason to have STUFF here that we don't wear, can't wear, or in my 5 year old's case won't wear!

So, I've tried listing things on our swap boards and I've learned something (you'd think I'd already know it since I have a business degree).  If  I list large lots of clothing people always want something smaller and cheaper, but if I list things in smaller groups for higher prices per item people are willing to buy all your lots if you'll make them a "deal" on the whole set.

So lets say I list the above for $10

and the one above this for $15

and this one for $6

Then people don't want to pay $31 for them individually, but they are willing to buy them for $25 all together thinking they are getting a "deal" but really when I originally listed them I listed them for $20 so it's not a "deal" at all, though they perceive it to be.  I guess I should just run with this since it's making me more money and getting rid of all the junk too!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Getting healthy.

For many years I've struggled with my weight.  I don't know why I can't stick with the healthy lifestyle, but I lose and gain, The constant yoyo like so many others.  I really want to be healthy though, so this time I working towards small goals, in small increments.  About 4 weeks ago I downloaded WW Diary (app for Android) and compared it to the actual WW program.

It's now 6 weeks after I started the WWDiary app and 2 weeks since I started this post but got side-tracked (as usual)...however, I am down 17lbs, feeling better not hungry, but not doing exercise as I should either.  This will be a journey, a life-time journey.

Getting rid of the CHAOS (per FlyLady)

I must confess to those who don't know me (those who know me know this already), but I live in chaos. Also know as Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome per the FlyLady.

Today I'm doing a modified Crisis cleaning.  Instead of 45 minutes with a 15 minute break, I'm doing 15 minutes on and 15 off to play with my daughter, fix snacks, and sell stuff on the swaps (I need to hold a big garage sale and be done with anything that's all needs to leave my house)  So while I started this new post at 9:15 a.m. it's now 10:55a.m. and I'm still not even close to done with my post.

I'm multi-tasking and eating lunch with this paragraph and I must say that even though I've only worked 45 minutes this morning, I have made progress and I'm thankful that my hubby will be home for part of tomorrow to help me some more.  I don't have anyone coming this weekend, but I do want to get back into the FlyLady habits and this can be a good way to start.  My dishwasher has been run, my sink is clean and my cabinets have been started on the clearing off as well as the laundry that was on the couch folded and put away while I worked in the living room.  Next is a cursory sweep of the bathroom that my kids call home and most visiting rumps use at some point.

And...therapy called to reschedule so I'll have more time to work before the kiddos get home.  Let me explain that with 3 kids, 2 cats and 2 dogs, not to mention a husband things go kind of haywire and since I'm not programmed to be neat and organized if I don't actually set reminders to do things in my calendar app I wouldn't ever remember at all.  Thankfully FlyLady has partnered with Cozi for a free calendar that you can sync to ALL your devices!

Slow progress is better than no progress, correct!

I have a ways to go to get back in order, however, I feel better about where I am today.  I have a focus and I need to keep it. order to that, I'm going to try blogging more about my CHAOS, my kids, everything.