The Vintage Vibe

Four Simple Steps You Can Take Today to Start Selling Stuff Online

It’s time for Spring cleaning! Clear out your clutter and make some cash!

Krista Bennett
The Vintage Vibe
Published in
7 min readApr 29, 2024


Photo by Author — Items staged for listing or listed if in cube shelf.

One of my favorite things to do is turn trash into cash. I get a wicked dopamine hit when I hear that “cha-ching!” sound on my phone when something sells in one of my online shops!

Especially if it’s something I garbage-picked and sold for 100% profit!

Photo by Author

Like this leather, hand-tooled (guessing from the 70s) leather bowling bag. I found this beauty sitting on the side of the road, next to boxes full of the remnants of someone’s life.

I stopped and saw two older men hauling the boxes out to the side of the road. I asked them if they were throwing the bowling bag out. They said yes and that it was their mothers who had just been put into a nursing home. They said all of it was for the taking. That made my heart pang a bit.

I snagged it and sold it in my vintage Etsy shop for $295! My husband couldn't believe it and showed some of his bowling buddies. One of them said he would have given me $300…