VIDEO: Super Slow Ebay Sales + Sam’s Club Shopping!

There’s a new video up on my YouTube channel, which you can also watch below! I’m getting back to a three-times-a-week vlogging schedule, which is what I was doing before the holidays. Most of the footage will focus on Ebay, but I’ll also share any hauls, shopping, unboxings, and cooking I do, along with footage of Papa and the pugs, of course! 🙂

January Shipping Supply Coupons Now Available for Ebay Store Owners!

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It’s the start of a new business quarter, and if you have an Ebay store subscription, that means you have a FREE coupon waiting for you to spend on shipping supplies! The amount you receive is based on your Ebay store level; since I have an Anchor Store, I have $150 to spend. Here’s how to find your coupon:

Go to the Manage My Store section on Ebay. I do this super fast by going to my store’s storefront and scrolling down to the bottom of the first page to find the Seller, manage Store link.

After clicking on the Seller, manage Store link, you’ll be taken directly to your Manage My Store page. Look at the first box on the left-hand side, which is titled Store Management. Click on the Subscriber Discounts link to be taking to your eBay Shipping Supplies coupon link.

Remember that you can only use your coupon code in ONE transaction or else you will lose any amount you don’t use. So you may want to go over your allotted amount and spend a bit more out of pocket to maximize the amount of supplies you can get. Also, make sure to copy and then paste your unique coupon code into the “redeem coupon” area in the checkout page; many people assume the credit is applied automatically, but you must enter it in yourself to receive the credit.

What are you ordering? I picked up two sizes of poly mailers, three sizes of boxes, and the new multi-color tissue paper! :-

All Of My Books Now Updated for 2018!

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If you’ve been thinking about getting any of my books, just a heads up that they have all been updated for 2018! I have Kindle books on money saving and making topics, including how to sell on Ebay. CLICK HERE for my Amazon Author Page to see all of my titles! 🙂

No Kindle? No problem! Amazon offers FREE Kindle reading apps for computers, smart phones, and tablets.

How I Keep My Family Organized with My Easy Calendar System!

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It’s January 1st, and in my opinion, there’s no better way to kick off a new year than to get organized! And you can’t be organized without some sort of calendar system in place; and today I’m going to share mine with you. Note that this system is for my home and family, not for business. So, if you are looking for an easy way to organize your family, keep reading!

A new year calls for a new calendar; if you haven’t gotten one for already, you can head to Dollar Tree to find them for $1; and of course the calendar kiosks at the shopping malls are now discounting the 2018 versions as much as 75% off. I use a two calendar system to stay organized. I use an At-A-Glance Monthly Calendar as my main date book; it lives in a little nook in the kitchen next to the telephone and grocery list. All family appointments and other household dates (everything from birthdays to trash pickup days) goes in this book. The central location ensures that everyone in the house constantly sees the calendar and is reminded of upcoming events. And since it’s right next to the refrigerator, I also use magnets to put up appointment cards as backup reminders.

My second calendar is a small pocket-sized book; again, they sell these at Dollar Tree as well as most big box retailers such as Target and Walmart. This portable calendar lives in my purse; I sync it with the family calendar to ensure that I always know our schedule at home or out and about. When I make a new appointment, it immediately gets put on to both calendars. Note that you can also use the calendar app on your smart phone rather than a paper version; I personally find it easier to write things down.

It’s important to remember that I use these calendars for the family, not for my business. Unless I have an actual business appointment, nothing regarding my job goes in these calendars. They are strictly for keeping my household organized. Depending on the size of your family, you may find you need a larger calendar and that it may need to hang on a wall. Where you place it, it’s important that it be in a central location where everyone can see it. I personally prefer the monthly layout so that I can see exactly what is coming up for the entire month. While a weekly plan works for my business planning, a monthly version works better for the household.

If you don’t already have an at-home AND portable calendar system in place, it’s super easy and affordable to start. If you have older children and/or another adult in your household that needs to be aware of appointments while out of the house, you’ll want to encourage them to have a portable calendar, too. If your phones are on a family plan, you may be able to sync your calendars that way.

Do you have a calendar system? Leave me a comment below letting me know!