Craigslist Find: Hosting a Whole House Sale

Craigslist Find: Hosting a Whole House Sale

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Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 23, 2011

Many folks are finding themselves in the position that they'd rather be debt free than have a house full of stuff — even if they like their stuff. While cruising Craigslist for vintage finds the other day, I ran across this unusual add. It's like a garage sale, without the searing sun, or an estate sale without the chaos, instead, it's a whole house sale to trade for a debt free life and the idea is kinda rad!

Admittedly, this type of sale really only works when you have a common style throughout your home. The idea being that you could advertise a certain type of decor, in this case it's retro goods, and the type of people who like such things will flock to you like pigeons at the park and buy your neat stuff.

The bonus is that you don't have to take anything outside to bake in the sun for hours and you can section off your house and say only certain things are for sale. Also, people might be interested in things that you might not have thought to sell otherwise and it's a win win situation for everyone. The idea of being debt free is an empowering one and as we all know, it's easy to recollect awesome stuff later on down the line.

Would you do something like this or are you leery of strangers in your home? Would you assume that people that have the same awesome taste as you won't be super creepy and you'd be ok with the full home invasion? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Also, if you're in the KC area, I call dibs on all the cool stuff first!

Image: Craigslist.org

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