Friday, November 26, 2010

Every day I'm hustling

I'm pretty sure that I got this from my parents.  They put three kids through university on lower than average incomes by making wise decisions on the stock market and real estate.  They taught us to live on less and if we wanted something there is always a way to get it without paying full price.

Now that I'm planning my move, I'm trying to sell of as much of the stuff I don't want in order to fund the new stuff that I do want.  I'm making lists of DIY projects and constantly adjusting my budget and shopping list.

So far, I've sold my bed, which will pay for over 60% of my new bed.  That's usually my magic number.  If I buy something, I need to sell something that will make up 60% of the new expensive purchase.  I'm an avid consignor of clothing and the exercise not only helps me clear out space but save money and reduce my carbon footprint.

Selling this:
Gets me these chairs and 2 stools from

I sold this Louis Vuitton Mini Ribera (it was just too small for me):

And bought this bed from Ikea:
and found two underbed drawers for $12 dollars each!

I'm going to have to change those awful handle pulls and get black contact paper or paint them. Major score!

I also sold my patio set (which I will miss because it was the perfect modular patio set.ever).  I'm saving the money for a sideboard, which I hope that I can find on Craigslist for under $100.


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