National Preparedness Month Daily Challenge: Day 12
I hope that you’ve enjoyed the challenges thus far and are seeing how small steps each day can really add up to help you become more prepared.
If you missed the previous challenges, you can catch up here:
On to Today’s Challenge…
One of the things that keeps a lot of folks from being as prepped as they’d like to be is money. (Or the lack thereof.)
Today’s challenge may not seem very related to prepping, but if your finances are keeping you from being as prepared as you’d like to be, then you’ll see this is very closely related.
List some items on Craigslist or your local garage sale website.
We all have those things kicking around the basement or attic or spare room that we no want or need. But you know the old saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Hop on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or your local garage sale website and list your items for sale.
Be very careful of scams. We recently had a piece of furniture for sale online and a number of people contacted us, offering to send a certified check or money by PayPal and have their “shippers” pick up the furniture. What happens with this particular scam is that they end up with your furniture but the check, even though it appears to be certified, is no good and you’ll be on the hook for the money as far as the bank is concerned. Be strict about cash only and in-person transactions. As well, unless the item is to large to easily transport, meet in a public place for the transactions.
What will you sell?
Do you have any items you can list to raise some money for prepping? What will you sell? Do you have a creative way to sell them aside from online? Share your ideas in the comments.
Here’s the link to the post on the forum.
About the Author
Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her two daughters and an ever-growing menagerie. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.