The Hidden Benefits of Decluttering Your Home

As the New Year is in full swing, you may have made resolutions that include decluttering your home. This is one resolution that some allow to fall through the cracks, or if they do get to it, they wait until the annual ritual of Spring cleaning to get motivated (unless we are talking about disposing of unwanted Christmas gifts). Although this may be tempting, there are several reasons why … [Read more...]

How Important is Your Stuff?

The following is a guest post by Mrs. Ford.  She is a regular contributor at Help Me Travel Cheap.  She is a hardworking mother of three and a person with a heart of gold.  By the way, she is also my wife. Before we moved to Papua New Guinea nearly 5 years ago, we had to take a major inventory of our stuff.  Since the cost of shipping things here is outrageous, we sold the majority of our … [Read more...]

How To Get A Good Deal When Shopping

Some folks are so enamored with the price.  They think a good deal is all about price.  I am a recovering price addict.  I used to think the lower the price the better.  However, I’m coming to realize a good deal can only be found when one factors in both the price and the value of an item. Consider the following fictional conversation: Low Price Lover: “I got a great deal on my new … [Read more...]

How To Sell On Craigslist

This is the third of a three part series where we are helping you declutter your house, save money, and make money.  Three of the best ways to sell junk things are (1) Ebay – www.ebay.com (2) Garage Sale (3) Craigslist – www.craigslist.org. If you missed either of the first two articles you can view them below: Article #1: Spring Cleaning: Ebay Artcile #2: Spring Cleaning: Have a Garage … [Read more...]

How to Have a Sucessful Garage Sale

This is the second of a three part series where we will help you declutter your house, save money, and make money.  Three of the best ways to sell junk things are (1) Ebay – www.ebay.com (2) Garage Sale (3) Craigslist – www.craigslist.org.  Stay tuned this week for the next posts.  Scheduled to post May 23rd, 2009. Article #1: Sell Something on Ebay.  Ebay article you can read it … [Read more...]

Sell on Ebay: Tips For New Ebay Sellers

This is the first of a three part series where we will help you de-clutter your house, save money, and make money.  Three of the best ways to sell junk things are (1) Ebay – www.ebay.com (2) Garage Sale (3) Craigslist – www.craigslist.org. Article #2: Spring Cleaning: Have a Garage Sale Article #3: Spring Cleaning: Sell Something on Craigslist I am excited about introducing a few quick … [Read more...]