Thursday, October 14, 2010

The New Apartment!

At the end of September, I moved out of my dad's apartment and into an apartment with a friend I go to school with. I loved living with my dad and brother but it was getting a little cramped having 3 people in a 1 bedroom apartment. In fact, a few days before I moved, I just about lost it on them because they are boys and messy and I just couldn't take it anymore!

I love the new apartment! It is big and really nice and the location is fantastic. It is so close to everything. I miss seeing my dad and brother everyday though but spending 45 min-1 hour commuting to and from school was getting a little old.

Anyways, here are a few pictures. My room is still a work in progress. I'm so busy (see the last post) that its hard to find time to organize. And ignore the boxes- those need to be taken to my storage unit that I use for my overflow of stuff :)
The Living room-
The kitchen-
The dining room/ breakfast area-
My bedroom-
My bathroom-
The view from our balcony. Downtown Houston is on the other side of the trees so when the leaves fall off, we should have a great night time view of the city.
There is also another bedroom and bathroom which are my roommates. I love living here so far and hopefully this will continue to be a great home for the next year!

Ebay Addiction!

I love having garage sales and selling my old stuff to make a little extra money. Well, last spring, I had a garage sale and when it was all over with, I had a lot of clothing left over. Apparently, at one point in my life, I loved to shop and bought tons of clothes (and none of them fit me now). Now, I c=don't love shopping because I have no money. Anyways, I sifted through them and donated a few boxes but I also saved about 8 bins full of clothing with the intention of selling it on ebay. These were nice things with expensive labels so I just didn't want to donate them. Summer then came and went and I hadn't gotten around to listing even one thing!

A few weeks ago, I decided it was time to list some of the stuff. Being a poor law school student, I'm always looking for ways to make a few extra $$$ so selling my stuff seemed like a good idea. I spent a couple of hours listing about 20 items and low and behold, some of them sold!!!! So then I decided to list a few more and a few of those sold too!!! I was so excited to get rid of the clothes and make some money. The yucky part is that ebay takes a percentage and then paypal does also but I'm still making money!

Now, I've become slightly addicted to selling my stuff. I spent 4 hours yesterday taking pictures, writing descriptions, and listing my stuff. But, I think it is paying off because today, I sold 3 pairs of jeans for $61. They were Abercrombie and Fitch jeans that I know I paid way more for (probably $60 for one pair) but they had been sitting in a bin for at least a year so I think I got a good deal. So far, I've sold 9 items and made $150. And this week, I will sell another 5 items and make more $$$. I still have about 4 more bins of stuff to list and hopefully sell.

And because I'm sitting in class all day and have internet access all the time, I check my listing rather obsessively so I need to work on that. But I love selling things and get an adrenaline rush doing it while also making my buyers proud owners of my nice stuff!

So the moral of the story is that people will buy just about anything you put on ebay. Even this lovely number that I wore one year for Halloween- someone paid $26 for this fabulous outfit :)