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PaperBackSwap.com Logo … my new favorite website!

If you’re anything like me (i.e., an avid reader who also favors organization and simplicity), you’ll quickly fall in love with this online book trading community!

~ get started ~

Scour your home, collect at least 10 books (i.e., paperback, hardcover, and even audio) that you no longer want or need, and enter their respective ISBN’s at PaperBackSwap.com. Then, browse or search the inventory of over 2 million books to find new-to-you reading materials, and order your first 2 books for free in a matter of minutes!

~ next steps ~

Then, you just send out any books that others request from your virtual bookshelf (via USPS media mail) to earn credits that you can then use to order gently used books for yourself. Not a bad deal! It’s like trading books with your neighbors… in your really big subdivision (i.e., United States)… who collectively read a lot of books (i.e., over 2 million)!

~ end result ~

So far, I’ve sent out 8 books in 8 days and received 5 of the 7 books that I’ve ordered. It’s been a really easy and inexpensive way to acquire like-new books that I’ve been wanting to read (and aren’t available at our local library)! Plus, of course, the bonus : I’m getting rid of my clutter at the same time!

[ Hey… What are you waiting for? An invitation!?! Go check it out! ]

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Rollin’ in the Dough!

I received my cheque from the GCC MOPS Consignment Sale today! My profit was just over $210.00… enough to cover what I spent on Amanda’s summer wardrobe, with about $50.00 left over to pamper myself!

I tell you… it still amazes me how much more space we have in our garage now that so many of the baby items and outgrown clothes are gone! I am DEFINITELY going to consign again in the fall! It’s such a great way to make some extra cash AND get rid of gently used children’s items! If you’ve never consigned before, you should definitely give it a try.

Join me for our fall sale in September… you won’t regret it!

Update: The MOPS Sale has adopted a new name… Lilybugs Children’s Consignment Sale! Visit www.lilybugskids.com for current sale information.

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GCC MOPS Children’s Consignment Sale

GCC MOPS Children's Consignment Sale

The Grace Christian Center Mothers of Preschoolers (GCC MOPS) Children’s Consignment Sale is right around the corner!

Stop by on Saturday, March 15th between 8:30am and 2:00pm to find some great deals on gently used children’s items including outdoor play equipment, cribs, strollers, toys, clothing, and more! For more details, visit www.gccmopsconsignment.com. Hope to see you there!

Update: The MOPS Sale has adopted a new name… Lilybugs! Visit www.lilybugskids.com for current sale information.

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Photo Magnets : Recycled

Courtesy of ParentHacks.com:

Like most homeowners, real estate agents are flooding our house with magnetic calendars this time of the year with their picture and contact information on the magnet. As I was about to throw away a 2007 calendar magnet, I stopped and wondered what I would use to hold up the two pictures that were behind the magnet on the refrigerator—and it dawned on me—use the magnet! I cut the pictures to fit the magnet, taped them on the front, and put it back on the refrigerator!  Saved the magnet from a landfill and now the pictures are easy to see!

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