With moving in the future, even though we are hoping to get a bigger home, we really need to de-clutter, downsize, and get rid of a bunch of stuff. I've had limited success with garage and yard sales in the past, and don't like the idea of random people around my home. I've maintained a shop on a few different websites over the years but have been very slow in sales for the last few years. I really need to gear up, but I'm not sure where to list things. Craigslist doesn't seem to get a lot of responses, and a majority of them tend to be people who contact me once or twice and then drop off the planet. EBay is hit or miss and the fees really make it useless if you're selling low-cost items (between shipping and fees, anything less than $10 isn't really worth listing). Etsy is drowning in jewelry artists, all much more talented than I am, so my stuff gets lost. I like that Bonanza is free to list, but unless I spend a lot of time advertiing the site, there's very little movement there either. Amazon is really only useful for things with UPC codes, which means handmade, old clothes, things without tags, or old items (before UPCs were used) are difficult to impossible to list (which means they aren't likely to sell there anyway). I've experimented with listing things for sale in local Facebook groups, but many of them have odd rules (only one photo per item, must be willing to meet within 24 hours, all photos must be in an album, you can't make an album, if you don't bump your posts at least once a week to confirm it's still available, the post will be removed, and so on. I considered posting on our Facebook page, but I don't want it to turn into a garage sale site, or a place people don't want to go to because it's cluttered with "please buy this" posts. So now I'm left wondering where to list that will be cost and time effective, and move as much as possible in as little time as possible. I have clothing, jewelry, old bottles, tons of odds and ends, some toys, household stuff, some collectibles, knick-knacks, antiques, craft supplies, old magazines, books, and more. It's a wide assortment of stuff, but of course nothing high in demand. I don't have any sport gear or musical instruments or name brand clothing. No furniture, no high end jewelry, and no expensive collectibles.
I've got several open cages in the bunny barn, so I also have to consider breeds we want to focus on next year. I'm thinking New Zealand, French Lop, and something small and floppy earred (Holland Lop or mini lop perhaps) or another meat breed (Californian or Champagne D'Argent), in addition to our harlequin and meat cross lines. I am also considering getting a Flemish buck for Alice, but every time I consider breeding Flemish we have some catastrophe and lose them... So maybe Alice will just have to be our only Flemish for a while. I think I will try to avoid picking up any more rabbits until we get moved and settled. Of course if a good deal comes along or someone wants to give me free rabbits... that's another thing entirely.