It's been sometime since my last post, more because I've just not felt like blogging, but that doesn't mean things haven't been happening. My goal to decultter this year by 1000 items is still going strong and thankfully I've come across a site called Yerdle, which has been a huge support and push towards my goal.
If you've not heard of yerdle and you want to downsize I highly suggest checking it out, but don't want to just write off your items or donate them with nothing to gain in return. Resell can be hard and long road to travel, but Yerdle takes all the hardwork out of it with their easy step-by-step posting on their free app and since people are only using real money to pay for shipping items are more easily and quickly re-homed.
bundle system & how it works
This last month they came out with a new bundling system ready for iPhone use and beginning this month both iPhone and Android will have their new bundling system available. This allows "getters" to bundle up to 4 listings from one "giver" as long as they all weight under 10-lbs, this means both the box weight and box dimensions.
"Getters" or the shoppers browse the site and when they see an item they like they can choose to purchase that single item at the Yerdle Dollar price plus the $5 flat rate shipping, and the service fee. If you choose to add more items from that "giver" to your cart you can add up to 3 more listings for for a flat $2 bundle fee. Once the purchase goes through the "giver" receives an email with a link to the shipping label, so all they have to do is print and tape the label on the box.
things I've learned as a Yerdler:
I don't always find multiple items from one giver and find that the item I would like isn't worth the shipping / service fee so I tend to pass on a lot of items, but sometimes it's uber worth it and I'm glad I did.
The one thing I've learned the hard way is that if you want something you need to act quickly. There isn't time to think about most items, especially nicer items, don't last long on Yerdle. I've had a few things I've missed out on like Toms shoes and a copper measuring spoon set that I highly regret not buying.
I also find that because I'm trying to downsize I don't find as much to buy with my yerdle dollars, but I'm sure as time goes by I'll find things that I can use and hopefully get some items on my ISO list that I will need extra Yerdle dollars for. Some of the things i do keep an eye out for is clothing, mostly shirt and workout gear.
Yerdle offers 2 support groups on Facebook, one for newdlers (Jetsetters) and then once you "give" over 30 items you graduate to the pro page. These groups, become a great support community where you can share you're finds and support each others questions and share listings. When I first started I wasn't aware of the jetsetters page, but it wasn't long until I hit pro before I received an email to join the FB group. This has been support and I love learning about other members and supporting out pages and questions that we have.
I love how the community supports each other and shares listings of other members that they think others will like. We give and get from each other items that we no longer have a use for, save these items from being toss in the land fills, and earn some points to trade for items that we can use. Personally, I find this to be more beneficial then donating them, but I'm also used to shipping items out and I've figured out how to get my shipping supplies pretty much cheap to free.
I have personally given over 270+ items since joining in August and I'm pretty excited about re-homing my items to others who can use them and earning Yerdle dollars to purchase items that I can use. Items I've been able to "get" are new gym bag, new with tags workout clothes, microwave egg cookers, computer headphones, new clothes and dresses, most of my Halloween outfit this year, a $60+ digital TV antenna, travel wallet, and some cute sunglasses. Most items were on my list of items I wanted, and I only had to "give" items I wasn't using and pay a flat rate shipping fee to get them. I'm also grateful that a few items that I "got" that didn't work out were easily #reyerdled quickly so it eliminates clutter building up. I've even create larger bundle options for people so that more stuff goes out quicker. I'm pretty sure I'll hit my goal by the end of the year, especially since I haven't added up all the items we purged during our flea market set ups this summer .
If you choose to sign up, and you use my link --> https://yerdle.com/i/jessa-george, this gives you and I both Yerdle dollars when you sign up. Yerdle will give you & myself anywhere from 20-40 Yerdle dollars when you sign up to get you started it just depends on how much they are giving during that time frame or promotion, and I also earn a chance to get free shipping credits when you give your first item. I do not earn any real money if you choose to use my link, but it does help them to know how you found out about the site.