Hey, I’m Delicia from Bundlehub. Just wanted to help you decide which items are worth posting. Right now it’s cool to have vintage stuff. People think you’re creative.
If you’re reading this you probably have a bunch of things that look interesting but don’t amuse you. But making arrangements for having a truck pick it up, or dragging them to the vintage store are both annoying. You may also just trash them. I’ve done it. But if I could get something in return instead of just having less clutter, I would. Most people would. We like presents and ordering delivery.
Here are 4 ways to judge most vintage items (especially furniture, jewelry, devices or clothing):
Metal should smell like metal, and anything with fabric, like detergent. Please avoid this – most of us aren’t really into that sort of energy exchange!
Smartphone or professional camera will do fine, with a little care.
Spend a few minutes this week and snap a few. The pros wait until the lighting is right and place an intricately knitted shirt near the window on a wooden table – which someone probably gave them years ago – and lean whichever way. Brighten and refine as needed.
There is also the enhancement tool on most devices that you can use, if you’re afraid you’ll sunburn it! Use natural lighting to skip this step or just tap the brightness bar / key once and pause, then again. It won’t take more than 3/4 taps, because I know you didn’t take the pictures at night with a small lamp on :)
It’s easy – just think about what pictures you would want to see.
Clean, well presented, natural tones, contrasting with the background. Like Pinterest. Or if you’re not in love with Pinterest…
Think of it as the best new stock photo, but only give yourself five minutes. It’s easier to pull off a genuine but not super e-commerce image this way. People like that, especially the people with cool vintage stuff, that you’ve been wanting.
We are motivated to help others, but we are lazy. It’s okay. A vintage that loses no vintage after the rinse cycle or scrub down is pretty desirable. Include directions for cleaning your gem.
Comfort doesn’t always help you achieve your goals but in this case you’re fully entitled. Life should be as easy as possible. You’ve got some great reliability if you’re reading this anyway.
Now they key grounds are covered. The better you prepare to give, the greater the return.
Most of us have a few things that we know are cool but don’t care about, but if we’re surrounded by slanted furniture, crumpled clothes, or fuzzy dark photos, we’re going to care even less.
This includes the people with the phone case they never used, but you really wanted. But they bought the last one in stock on Amazon, and you hated them. But you won’t even know unless they tell you, and it won’t matter because it’s free now.
Sometimes you do have to throw things out, but if it isn’t not broken, examine and upload. You’ll just be visiting (new name) for gifts. Or browsing. Do whatever pleases you.
We want to reach the world at some point. As we continue, others will see these happy people popping around town. They’ll wonder what’s wrong with you until they find out. Maybe you’ll tell them, or someone else will. Or social media does.
If you love my vintage jeans and live next door, or you’re Skying me from overseas, it’s the same. Especially if you keep looking.
What about that old clock you don’t plan on touching with more than a duster? Most of us have a gem hidden somewhere.