All posts by huntingforvintage

Why Items Don’t Sell Online and Possible Solutions

I have items that have been in my store for so long that I’d forgotten I had them! Which got me thinking about why things don’t sell and is there anything that can be done. Here are a few of the problems that crossed my mind (not a comprehensive list) and possible solutions. Problem #1:…

The “Marie Kondo Effect”

By now you’ve probably heard of Marie Kondo–the Japanese pixie who has taken decluttering and organization to a new, almost spiritual, level. She’s written books (four) and more recently has been featured in a Netflix series. She is soft-spoken and gentle and her philosophies and techniques do work for a lot of people. Her overriding…

Itching to Go Thrifting

Some days I wake up just itching to go thrifting. (Know that feeling?) I just knew there were treasures waiting to be found yesterday and I wanted to find them. My sensible self told me to stay home and list the items I’ve already bought. I’ve got plenty. My sensible self said stay home and…

Ceramics, Sticker Shock, Sales

Long before I started reselling I was enchanted with fun ceramic things, particularly handmade ones. My eldest daughter and I have a long-standing tradition of attending our city’s annual clay and glass festival and over the years I’ve bought a number of creative pieces. One of my favorites being this tiny bird. I haven’t been…

Letting Go of Sentimental Things

I live in a small house with my husband and two daughters. Though we are not extravagant, our limited storage spaces are full. Thankfully we always have a charity donation pile going, but one category is always harder to let go of. More poignant. The sentimental stuff–the old toys, photos, favorite clothes, inherited bits. But…