I recently wrote an article over on Hubadub.com about the new ways people are finding to sell their stuff — the ABC’s of Selling Your Stuff on Facebook.
Having a garage sale, donating, eBay or perhaps selling on Craigslist has always been an option for clutter clearing, but over the past few years another avenue has opened up. Facebook. Yes, Facebook is not only a good way to keep up with friends, but also to sell and get rid of your stuff — good, valuable and even junk.
Facebook is also a great place to sell and buy cookie jars. The groups aren’t huge, but there are several on Facebook that are terrific for collectors to share their treasures, share their finds and also sell/trade jars.
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That’s how my collecting habit grew. Over the many years as a Guide for About.com I would write about new collectibles. Soon I would need one. Absolutely have to have it. As one friend mentioned, if Barb writes about it, no doubt she’ll soon be collecting it. True.
Of course I didn’t start collecting everything I wrote about, but it was tempting at times!
Going to flea markets and antique stores is another problem. Since I’ve been in the collecting world for so many years, there was always something different I wasn’t aware of or had never seen before. Now, I didn’t always bring it home. But I did a lot of time.
All this is just a way of saying I have quite a few small collections, a few fairly large collections and a great appreciation for vintage and antique smalls.