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First Small Town Rummage Sale Breakdown! Part 1

November 23rd, 2016 at 09:36 pm

We had our first small town rummage sale a few weeks ago the weekend of 9/23/16. It wasn't anything like the "BIG" sales we had in my previous town, but that was to be expected as we only have about 3000 residents here, plus the "BIG" sales are more like a city wide event in my old town, not just a normal garage sale. Plus we had cold, windy and rainy weather so only did the sale Friday and Saturday. We didn't open on Sunday at all. Also I didn't do any snacks at all and last year at the "Big One" I made over $1000 just on snacks so that made a huge difference too. Still happy with how we did, especially considering how much I sell on FB every week!

My Mom also had another rummage sale the next weekend while Mo and I were on vacation. I will be working on that breakdown next.


Here is the breakdown:
$94.00 MO misc. items from the house/garage that were no longer needed (clothes, household items, etc.)
$30.85 My misc items that were no longer needed (mostly clothes)


My Bought to Resell Items:

Free Items from Alco
Love Seat Cover sold for $12.00 = $12.00 profit

Free Items from CVS
CVS Brand Training Pant sold for $1.00 = $1.00 profit
GUM Toothbrush 2pk (2) sold for $2.50 each = $5.00 profit
Scope Mouthwash 500mL (Money Maker of $1.03) sold for $2.00 = $3.03

Discounted Items from CVS
Bubbles (18), I paid .17 each
Sold for .50 each = $5.94

Cap Erasers, I paid .25
Sold for $1.00 = .75 profit

Carmax Moisture Plus, I paid .24
Sold for $1.50 = $1.26 profit

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste (3), I paid .50 each
Sold for $2.50 each = $6.00 profit

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste (2), I paid $1.00 each
Sold for $2.50 each = $3.00 profit

Colgate Toothbrush (3) - I paid $1.22 each
Sold for $2.50 each = $3.84 profit

Covergirl Blush - I paid .87
Sold for $2.50 = $1.63

Magnets, I paid .25
Sold for $1.00 = .75 profit

Mechanical Pencils, I paid .25
Sold for $1.00 = .75 profit

Revlon Eyeliner, I paid $1.40
Sold for $4.50 = $3.10 profit

Rubber Bands, I paid .25
Sold for $1.00 = .75 profit

Sally Hansen Nail Strips (2), I paid $2.49 each
Sold for $5.00 each = $5.02

Sally Hansen Xtreme Polish, I paid .22
Sold for $3.00 = $2.78

Scope Mouthwash 1 Liter, I paid .32
Sold for $3.00 = $2.68 profit

Sophia Notebook (2), I paid .29 each
Sold for $1.00 each = $1.42 profit

Suave Shampoo, I paid $.38
Sold for $1.50 = $1.12 profit

Free Items from Menards
Carpenter Pencil = $1.50 profit
Clorox sold for $3.00 = $3.00 profit
Duster sold for $2.00 (2) = $4.00 profit
Flip flops sold for $1.50 = $1.50 profit
LED Pickup Tool (4) sold for $3.00 each = $12.00 profit
Lighters (2) sold for $1.00 each = $2.00 profit
Paint Brush sold for $4.00 = $4.00 profit
Performance Gloves sold for $5.00 = $5.00 profit
Puck Lights sold for $3.00 = $3.00 profit
Rafter Square (2) sold for $3.00 each = $6.00 profit
Reading Light sold for $3.00 = $3.00 profit
Safety Box Cutter sold for $1.00 = $1.00 profit
Scoop Neck 2pk Tops sold for $4.00 each = $4.00 profit
Skil Wrench sold for $10.00 = $10.00 profit
Spic and Span Cleaning Wipes sold for 1.00 = $1.00 profit
Tape Measure sold for $4.00 = $4.00 profit


Discounted Items from Menards
Backpacks, I paid .99
Sold for $4.00 = $3.01 profit

Hammer, I paid $1.99
Sold for $10.00 = $8.01 profit


Discounted Items from Target
Goody Headband, I paid $1.54
Sold for $3.00 = $1.46 profit

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Toothpaste (3), I paid .14 each
Sold for $2.00 each = $5.58 profit

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JOINT ITEMS BOUGHT TO RESELL

Discount Items from CVS
Almay Shadow Softies, We paid .38
Sold for $2.50 = $2.12

Auto Vac 12V, We paid $2.65
Sold for $6.00 = $3.35 profit

Balloon Pumper Set (2), We paid $2.65
Sold for $5.00 each = $4.70 profit

Beauty 360 Lip Balm, We paid .93
Sold for $2.00 = $1.07 profit

Crest 3D White Toothpaste (6), Money Maker of $1.47 each!
Sold for $2.50 each = $23.82 profit

CVS Whitening Gel (2), Money Maker of $3.19 for one and $3.52 Money Maker on the other
Sold for $3.50 each = $13.71

Desktop Drum Set, We paid $2.65
Sold for $5.00 = $2.35 profit

Despicable Me Basketball Hoop (2), We paid $2.65 each
Sold for $5.00 each = $4.70 profit

Disney Magnet, We paid .31
Sold for $1.50 = $1.19 profit

Earbuds (2), We paid $1.33 each
Sold for $4.00 each = $5.34

Fun Bubble Set (2), We paid .80 each
Sold for $2.00 each = $2.40 profit

Frozen Bubble Set, We paid $1.33
Sold for $3.00 = $1.67 profit

Frozen Waffle Maker, We paid $7.98
Sold for $15.00 = $7.02 profit

Goggles (3), We paid $1.59 each
Sold for $4.00 each = $7.23 profit

GUM Brand Toothbrush 2pk (2), We paid .41 each
Sold for $2.50 each = $4.18 profit

Lalaloopsy Doll (3), We paid $4.53 each
Sold for $10.00 each = $16.41 profit

Leather Belts (3), We paid .62 each
Sold for $4.00 each = $10.14 profit

Marquee Signs (2), We paid $6.66 each
Sold for $14.00 each = $14.68 profit

Meditation Fountain Small, We paid $1.59
Sold for $4.00 = $2.41 profit

Meditation Fountain Large, We paid $2.65
Sold for $6.00 = $3.35 profit

Mini Makeup Kit (2), We paid $1.25 each
Sold for $5.00 each = $7.50 profit

Nail Polish Kit 18pc, We paid $1.87
Sold for $7.00 = $5.13

Olay Bodywash, We paid $2.54
Sold for $5.00 = $2.46 profit

Pantene Shampoo/Conditioner (4), We paid .59 each
Sold for $2.50 each = $7.64

Peanuts Chocolate Fountatin, We paid $5.31
Sold for $10.00 = $4.69 profit

Remote Control Car, We paid $2.65
Sold for $5.00 = $2.35 profit

Seasonal Bath Gel Globes (5), We paid .99 each
Sold for $2.00 each = $5.05

Sidewalk Chalk (2), We paid .27 each
Sold for $1.00 each = $1.46

Star Wars Fan/Light Saber Set, We paid $2.65
Sold for $5.00 = $2.35 profit

Star Wars Marker, We paid $1.33
Sold for $3.00 = $1.67 profit

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bowling Set, We paid $2.65
Sold for $5.00 = $2.35 profit

Toy Archery Set, We paid $5.31
Sold for $10.00 = $4.69 profit

Water Balloons, We paid .80
Sold for $2.00 = $1.20 profit

V05 Tea Shampoo, We paid $.82
Sold for $1.00 = .18 profit

Discount Items from Menards
Curad Bandaids (4), We paid .53 each
Sold for $1.00 each = $1.88 profit

Mens Ankle Socks 6pk, Free After Rebate
Sold for $4.00 each = $4.00 profit

Free Items from Target
Herbal Essences Mousse (3) (Money Maker of .09 each) Sold for $2.50 each = $7.77 profit

Discount Items from Target
Covergirl Mascara 2pks, We paid $3.97
Sold for $8.00 = $4.03 profit

Herbal Essences Body Wash, We paid .92
Sold for $4.00 = $3.08 profit

Tonka Toy Car, We paid .43
Sold for $2.00 = $1.57 profit

Discount Items from Walmart
Bodycology Lotion Set, We paid $1.31
Sold for $4.00 = $2.69 profit

Crayola Lip Balm Set, We paid $1.31
Sold for $3.50 = $2.19 profit

Discovery Kids LED Marine Lamp, We paid $3.99
Sold for $12.00 = $8.01 profit

Elf on the Shelf Nail Polish Candy Canes (3), We paid $1.30
Sold for $3.00 each = $5.10 profit

Ever After High Nail Polish Kit, We paid $1.22
Sold for $1.50 = .28 profit

Lip Balm Tins (4), We paid $1.31 each
Sold for $3.50 each = $8.76

Pepsi Individual Lip Gloss, We paid .22
Sold for $1.00 = .78 profit

POP Lipgloss Set (3), We paid $1.31 each
Sold for $3.00 each = $5.07 profit

POP Makeup Set (2), We paid $1.31
Sold for $3.00 each = $3.38 profit

POP Nail Polish Set, We paid $1.31
Sold for $3.00 each = $1.69 profit

Satin & Olay Shave Foam, We paid $1.65 (package deal)
Sold for $1.00 = .65 loss

Rummage Sale Flipped Items
Aero Scarf, We paid .50
Sold for $2.50 = $2.00 profit

Save and Store Bowls, We paid $1.00
Sold for $4.00 = $3.00 profit

Shower Caddy (2), We paid .75 each
Sold for $3.00 each = $4.50 profit

Treasure Chest, We paid $2.00
Sold for $7.00 = $5.00 profit

Girls 10-12 Clothes, We paid about .30 each
Sold 2pc Teal Outfit for $2.50
Sold AZ Blue Sweater for $1.50
Sold Hello Kitty Tee for $2.50
Sold Mossimo Red Tshirt for $1.50
Sold Mulitcolor Top for $1.50
Profit = $8.00

There were several items that we sold that I could not find a record of on my blog. Some time I would like to go through my blog and make sure everything is updated and correct and up to date, but who knows when life will ever slow down enough for that to happen! For now I will just list them here so I don't forget about them:

For me:
20 Pens (2) for $2.00 each
Performance Gloves $5.00

Joint:
Christmas Cookie Cutters (3) $1.00
Head & Shoulders Apple 2-in-1 $3.00
Holiday Necklace $1.00
Olay Bodywash $5.00
Playtex Tampons $4.50
Schick Hydro 5 $7.00
Schick ST2 Womens Razor (2) $4.50
Venus Razor $4.00

Super great deal on the new Apple Watch!

November 22nd, 2016 at 04:04 pm



My employer is very focused on wellness (as you saw from my last post they give us $200 a year to use for ourselves for wellness items like gym memberships or workout equipment). During our open enrollment for insurance this year we were given the option to purchase an Apple Nike Watch, they paid a large portion of it (I can't remember the exact amount) and then the remaining balance (I believe it was $130) is at 0% interest and deducted from our paycheck for only $10 a pay period! What a great deal!!! I got my watch yesterday and have been having fun trying it out and learning some of the features. I haven't used it for running yet and probably won't have a chance to do so until after Thanksgiving since we are hosting, but hopefully this weekend I can go for a run and see what this baby can do!!!

$200 FREE Wellness Reimbursment

November 20th, 2016 at 07:29 pm


MO and I went to town yesterday to run a bunch of errands and had a very productive day!

First we went to Lowes and got blinds for our bathroom (for the last year we have been living with a tension rod with a towel hanging over it...) as well as some lightbulbs for the basement. We had $75 in gift cards from last Christmas for Lowes so that covered all but about $30 of the bill. MO put the blinds up as soon as we got home and they look great!!


Next we hit the thrift store as we are both in need of some new pants. I found a pair of "like new" Maurice's Jeans for $10! This retail for $60+ so I was excited! MO didn't find any pants, but he did find some very nice shoes for work for $10 which was also a great deal!

Then we went to Scheel's as my work offers $200 per year for wellness that you can purchase wellness items and submit for reimbursement. We already have a treadmill and an elliptical and didn't really need anything but didn't want to waste the free $200, so w got a punching bag set that includes a set of gloves, a pullup bar, ab wheel, perfect pushup handle, 3 set of kettlebells, which left $14 remaining, so I grabbed a $14.99 resistance band. That's a lot of Free loot!!!! While we were there we also got one of my Bros BD and Christmas presents.


Then we stopped at Barnes and Noble there is a THM cookbook I wanted and I had $15 in gift cards for there so I used that and paid the $15 balance OOP.

Finally went and got BD and Christmas gifts for my niece and nephew so they are done for Christmas. I think I have about 30% of my gifts done.

Ended with my nieces BD party and some family time, very good and relatively cheap day between the gift cards and wellness reimbursement!

Today we are relaxing with football and getting some more laundry/cleaning done before Thanksgiving! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Debt Update - 11/11/16

November 14th, 2016 at 05:35 pm

Great update! Down $1397.65 in the last 2 weeks!!

Celebrations for this update:
-Total debt went down $1397.65 in the last 2 weeks!
-Total debt went under the next $1000 mark!
-Mom Loan went under the next $1000 mark!
-Our Mortgage went under the next $1000 mark
-Third update in a row to go under the next $1000 mark for total debt!
-We passed $150K paid off!!!!! (since I started paying off my mortgage in 2007).

Student Loan $0
Payback Savings $0
David's Bridal $0
Scheel's Card $0
Total Rewards $0
LOC - US Bank $0
Ring Iddeal $0
Best Buy $0
HELOC $0
Store Loan $10,433.84
Mom Loan #2 $24,666.14
MO Mortgage $86,220.13
My Mortgage $154,550.00
Our Mortgage $251,703.52
Total = $527,573.63

Down $1397.65 in the last 2 weeks!!

Starting total was $587,351.27
$59,777.64 paid off since 6/19/15 (including downpayment on house).

We have $745.00 in a savings account to pay off the Mom Loan, so the amount we still owe that is $23,921.14.

$20K Update

November 14th, 2016 at 05:04 pm

We took another trip to Vegas at the beginning of Nov and our luck finally ran out! We didn't come home ahead this time but still had a lot of fun. We also secured Diamond status on our Players Card so will have the free flights, food, hotel rooms, etc. for 2017 as well as our resort fees waived. MO started coaching basketball today, so we wont have any more casino or vaca until March.

We unpacked the last 10 boxes or so from our move last Sept.  So now we are completely 100% unpacked, no more misc boxes of junk!

Still working lots of OT and between that and getting cleaning done for hosting Thanksgiving next week I am staying very busy.

Current Balance $9,025.00
-$2050.00 Vegas
+$50.00 MO Payday to Our Savings (10/31)
+$50.00 My Payday to Our Savings (11/4)
+$50.00 My Payday to Mom Loan Savings (11/4)
+$50.00 MO Payday to Our Savings (11/11)
+$250.00 Mowing at the cabin
Balance $7,425.00

Local Savings $2035.00
GC Savings $2025.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $1365.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$745.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account) $1255.00
Total Savings = $7,425.00

52 Week Challenge
Week 52 Total = $1378.00