12 Ways to Clear Out Your Stash of Scrapbooking Supplies

Do you have too many scrapbooking supplies? Perhaps you can relate to one of the following situations with your scrapbooking supplies:

 

  • Simply purchased too much
  • Your style/taste has changed over the years
  • You used to be in business and have excess inventory
  • You just aren’t interesting in scrapbooking anymore (gasp)

 

If any of the above sound like you, then here are twelve ways to clear out your overflowing stash of scrapbooking supplies. You can either give them away or sell them. First, let’s cover giving your supplies away.

1. RAK

You could always put together a small package and RAK a fellow scrapbooker. RAK stands for Random Act of Kindness. Similarly, if you regularly get together with other scrapbookers, let them look through your unwanted stash.

2. Secret Sister Swap

There are several secret sister swaps or something similar around the internet. Perhaps you could send something as part of their monthly package. Of course you don’t just want to unload your unwanted items, but if there is something that fall into their likes, why not?

3. Donate

You can always donate to a shelter, schools, hospitals, girl scouts, etc.

4. Your kids

And finally, let your kids create their own scrapbooks. I enjoy it when my girls scrap with me, but honestly sometimes I don’t want them using my “good” stuff. Now they can create right along side of you.

Now let’s discuss ways to sell your unwanted or unneeded scrapbooking supplies.

5. eBay

eBay is a popular choice for selling excess of anything. One downside is the cost of listing fees. Add to that the cost to relist if your item doesn’t sell and it can add up. However, they now have 50 free listings per month. Keep in mind if you have to relist and if you do 7 day auctions, you can list 12 items throughout the month. Another downside is having to wait for the auction to end. The upside is eBay’s popularity. Most people think of eBay first when wanting to buy and sell. Entrümpelung Stuttgart

6. Etsy

Etsy is a place for buying and selling hand crafted items. They also allow the selling of craft supplies. There is a small listing fee of.20 good for four months and a final value fee as well. You still need to drive traffic to your listing as yours could get lost quickly in all the listings.

7. Craigslist

Craigslist is great because it is free and you don’t have to deal with shipping (most of the time). However, you are limited to your local area. I’m also not sure what kind of exposure your ad will get.

8. Garage sale

You can always have a garage sale and sell your unwanted items. The downside is you probably won’t get what they are worth. Garage sales tend to price pretty cheap. If you are more interested in getting rid of the supplies, then this is a good option.

9. Facebook/Yahoo groups

There are several groups on the internet more specifically on Facebook and Yahoo created just for selling scrapbooking supplies. I personally found it difficult to keep up with Facebook. If there are several ads, yours can get lost quickly and possibly not even seen. The upside is it is free and targeted.

10. Forums

Some forums allow you to post ads or have special forums just for buying and selling. Two that come to mind are Two Peas in a Bucket and Split Coast Stampers. Be sure to read the rules before posting. The downside is your ad being seen by many buyers. The upside is it is free and targeted.

11. Local scrapbook stores

Many local scrapbooking stores hold sidewalk sales or something similar a couple times a year. Check with your local store and ask if they have anything. Most pay in store credit. If you are looking to get rid of the old to make room for the new, this would be a great situation for you. However, if you are no longer interested in scrapbooking, this wouldn’t be a good option.

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