the 2007 annual “Best of Utah” edition of the
City Weekly, WabiSabi, a moab-based nonprofit organization,
was awarded the “Best Reason to Drive to Moab.” The
Salt Lake City independent newspaper chooses the people’s
choice awards based on feedback from readers and staff members
who vote for their favorite people, places and things in
“While recognized as a premiere destination for extreme
hiking, biking, camping, and climbing, Moab is also home to
one of Utah’s most progressive nonprofit organizations.
Intended to become a “community life force,” WabiSabi
offers residents tools to promote positive change through two
thrift stores (Thriftique and the Warehouse), workshops (Alternative
Building II, Xeriscapaing, Bike Repair) and special events
including the annual spring fashion show. Held on Fat Tuesday,
this year’s Mardi-Gras themed affair featured unique
clothing lines fashioned out of recycled materials with proceeds
benefiting WabiSabi’s outreach programs. Function and
form? Now that’s something we can all get into.” (pg.
150; City Weekly, April 5, 2007)
For more information about Moab’s very own WabiSabi,
An Instant “Clean
Tips for de-cluttering your home to make the biggest profit
by Peter Walsh
De-clutter your home...de-clutter your life!
Before you start - remember that your home is a reflection
Ask yourself what kind of life you want to live and then
look at the things you own.
Do your possessions, the items you’ve filled your home
with, enhance that life or stand in the way of the life you
want? If items don’t contribute to your life and well
being, consider getting rid of them. Also, look around your
home and identify the items that you have not used for 12
months or more. Ask yourself if you really still need to
hold onto these things. Determine what items may have real
value and could make some extra money for you. Are you holding
on to any family antiques that just gather dust?
Why and when garage sales work best
age-old tradition of holding garage or yard sales is
still practical for ridding your home of lower-priced
items including books, CDs, gently used clothing and
toys. The secret to a successful yard sale is to plan
well, have an interesting mix of items and – perhaps
most important – have reasonable expectations for
the prices you are likely to get for your items. Remember
that people are looking for bargains and don’t
expect to spend a lot of money to find them, so a yard
sale may not be the best place to sell grandma’s
crystal. If you have large ticket items consider setting
a reserve...if that price is not met, try selling them
at by consignment at an on-line auction site.
Benefits of the eBay “Trading Assistant” or
eBay Trading Assistants are experienced eBay sellers who
handle all aspects of selling on eBay for other people. Trading
Assistants offer a simple, cost effective and immediate alternative
to selling items yourself. Over 16,000 eBay Trading Assistants
offer drop off locations in the United States alone. For
a share of the sales price as their fee, Trading Assistants
can take your inventory of goods and manage the entire process,
including photography, description and payment collection.
Household items that sell particularly well through eBay
Trading Assistants include personal electronics, sports equipment,
musical instruments, designer clothing and accessories and
collectibles/memorabilia. These items have proven to consistently
sell for higher prices on eBay, as it’s a worldwide
marketplace that offers greater demand and exposure for goods.
Whatever doesn’t sell, consider donating to
Whether you sell your items through a yard sale or an eBay
Trading Assistant, or you choose to donate them, immediately
take them to a local charity yourself....do not let them
back into the house!
Enjoy the proceeds
Decide before you sell your unused household items how you’d
like to use the proceeds. Consider a family dinner or outing,
replacing a much needed appliance, getting a massage or even
donating the money to your favorite charity.
Where can I go in Moab? 145 W. 200 So.
WabiSabi Non-Profit Thrift Store is glad to take your donations
7 days a week. It’s Tax deductable and feels good!
We are also an EBAY Trading Assistant – let us help
you sell your valuable items through Consignment on Ebay.
Call our our store for more Information 435-259-3313
and be sure to mention you read about WabiSabi in Moab Happenings.