Monthly Archives: January 2017

Shoe Repairs DIY!

So here I am excited about this pair of shoes I found at the thrift store! I am excited about quick flipping (the fast profit that I would be getting from selling on ebay). I get home, ready to list the shoes on e-bay only to find the sole of the shoe is falling off 😦

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Well there can only be 2 things, throw them out or fix them!  Never repaired a shoe in my life but here goes!
I went on Amazon, looked up a few options and ended up getting ‘Shoe Goo’. It cost about $7 with free shipping.

Shoe Goo was delivered in a couple days and I was so excited to try it out, I waited for my 2 toddlers and hubby to go to bed and got myself a pair of non-sterile gloves , Lysol Disinfectant Spray, wipes , the goo and a pair of scissors.

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It worked like magic! The shoes are currently in a hiding place drying up, it says to let them dry for at least 24 hrs, but I think I will do the max of 72.

To reattach a sole to a shoe:

  • Make sure the shoe and sole area that needs fixing are clean.
  • Apply the shoe glue to both the sole and the bottom of the shoe, if it’s any easier completely remove the entire sole and work from basics.
  • Wait 2 minutes before you  line up the sole with the bottom of the shoe evenly and press together to make contact.
  • Wipe off any excess glue visible on the outside
  • Place a heavy object on top of your shoe to add pressure
  • Wait 24 – 72 hours for glue to dry.
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Ebay Newbie End of Year Stats

This is probably a late post, but I want to share with you my numbers for 2016. They are not as great as all those other numbers out there, but for me, I consider it a divine achievement because I was pregnant in the beginning of the year and  finished the year with a beautiful 10 month old and a beautiful 2 1/2 year old. (24/7 Watch!)

Being a SAHM came with a lot of challenges in 2016, but I would never trade them for anything. In the first half of the year I sold things that we had around the house, anything I considered profitable! In the last half, I was able to go thrifting 4 or 5 times in total. That was good because I became exposed to more potential products!

The sales below are for 2016 on E bay

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My final sales for December were $1510.25 and $1119.63 of them were from eBay. The rest were from the other selling sites. Amazon, Mercari  (use my code “KJNSJK” to sign up and get $2 credit) and Posh-mark (use my code “GTBGU” to sign up and get $5 credit). These are the other sites that generate income for us! So the month of December was really good. 44% of my yearly gross was from December! To me it means 2 things! 1.) I grew  through out the year and 2.) Q4 is real! – best time of the year to have lots of inventory

There are a few things I hope to do different in 2017. Hope to share them in my next blog

How was you year? How did you do? What do you hope to do better this year?

 

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