Saturday, January 27, 2007

Addicted to Craig's List

It appears we are officially moving. My husband accepted a job offer out in Santa Barbara, California, so we are headed out there the beginning of April.

We are excited, but can you believe how much there is to do? It's insane how much we've collected in seven years in our house, and the likelihood of moving into an apartment again means that a bunch of stuff must go. As we're at the beginning of this process, we're just trying to declutter our house, and take inventory of what we don't want to move with us.

Thus enters Craigslist. I feel like a posting fiend. I mean, there is tons of stuff that we'll just give to Goodwill or throw in the trash, but there are a lot of things that we should be able to get money for, so those things we're putting out on the 'list first.

It's an interesting experiment to see which things have appeal and which don't. Who knew a bunch of wood we'd bought for a project a long time ago but never did would have been the first thing we sold? Who knew we'd get more inquiries for a set of chairs that Shiner used as a chew toy than anything else we've posted? Go figure. It's all very interesting, and we just keep adding things to the list, since we can't seem to predict which things will be interesting to people. Currently we have 15 ads posted. There'll be more as we get closer to being ready to empty the house, but it's a start.

If you're a regular reviewer of the list, who knows -- you could end up with a piece of Heather Strangeness of your very own!


mr. kyle said...

wow. congratulations, though we hate to see you go. Good thing you're getting some cash before you go as SB is one of the least affordable addresses in the nation.

Heather said...

Thanks! Actually, SB isn't too bad -- all the COL increase appears to be in the housing, so we shouldn't have sticker shock every time we go out ot eat or fill up with gas, etc. But those house prices take some adjusting!

Monica said...

Well, if you find yourselves in our neck of the woods on your way west, stop by for a while!

James said...

Well, SB's gain is Austin's loss. By strange coincidence, two of my daily read blogs are based in Santa Barbara - I'm Not One To Blog, But... and Esau, both of which are written by greyhound lovers. Big Table and Fuller & Fuller are from there as well.

Heather said...

Thanks for the tips -- I'll have to check them out. Acinom, I imagine we'll fly, but if I can convince the husband to drive, we'll definitely give you a call.