Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Money is so tight right now...

I'll  be honest...I haven't been updating as much as I used to because I feel like I do not know what to do about our finances right now.   I have always been good with money and saving, etc... For some reason...we have gotten into a rut and can't seem to climb our way out.   We are trying a few things however...continue reading onward...

What we are doing about our situation (our "plan")
(this is a slow process, but hoping for the best in the long run):
*We are going to have a Yard Sale this weekend to get some money and clean out the house.   (All money will go towards: BILLS).
*We (hubby and I) are going to do two Arts and Crafts Vendor Shopping Shows (don't know the official terms so I use them all, LOL):  One in November and another in December.  (We hope to make back money spent towards getting ready for the shows and then make money on the second one...again all money going to bills).
*I'm working on selling fabric on Ebay again.  I had taken a long break because we didn't need to...but now with the Ebay Selling fees for Auction Style listing being free and paying nothing unless your item sells...well...now I am.  Can't report much on that yet...but have sold a couple pieces and helped with purchasing art and craft supplies for our shows.  I hope to report more sales soon. 
*We are always selling on Etsy, but if you sell on there, you know sales can be slow and sometimes none.  I average about 2 sales a week, which I am happy with..but the past week...no sales, but it is due to me listing more on ebay than on etsy.  You really have to list regularly on etsy (well I do) for it to work.  I love both sites and do decent!  Just seems like everything is hard right now.
*Meanwhile, we are just trying not to spend money (but still having to pull from credit card...which you KNOW I do NOT agree with and from the kids' accounts...AWFUL I know. We are just trying to keep our head above water until the above items work out.)

It is a tough time right now for us, but at least we have ideas to help us out and I pray they work.  If nothing else...tax time is getting closer and closer as time moves forward and hopefully we'll get back a little then to help us out.

I'll update when I see a change in our situation and let you know what worked and what didn't...hopefully only what worked.  :-)  I'm hopeful!

4 comments:

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latenightcoffee said...

Hi!

I just found your blog..I'm sorry you are going through a tough time. I totally have been there. I sell on Ebay and Etsy too....I started a blog to help people find things that sell well on those sites so they can get their sales up..it might be worth a look...Hang in there...

Rebecca
www.latenightcoffee.wordpress.com

Kyle said...

Hang in there. With the hard work you are doing things will get better. Keep praying and working hard and it will happen!

Melanie said...

Thank you all! The positive words are appreciated! The yard sale did bring in an additional $94 into the house and had a huge donation to have at tax time. Also had items I am able to help others out who are having babies.

It will work out..just tough is all!