[item] Framed light switch plate with artwork
[purchase info] Purchased the frame new, but on sale for $7.00 and the switch plate came with the old house
[time in my possession] Approximately 8 years
[last used] 4.5 years ago
[difficulty level in getting rid of it] Easy
[info] I made the switch cover using a decoupage technique with artwork from old art books. The frame around it made it look like a mini painting. I had a few of these, some are in my house now without the frames.
I had an eBay business while I was doing freelance work several years ago. I started eBay for one simple reason. I sell my Syquest Sparq drive and cartridges. Back in the late 90’s, the Iomega Jaz drive was the industry standard for backing up you data. They were great, but they cost a lot of money. The drive was around $400 and the 1GB cartridges were $100. I was really excited when Syquest came out the Sparq drive. You could get the drive for half the price of a Jaz and the cartridges were 3 for $100. I bought one the same week they came out on the market. They were running a design contest and the prize was 50 cartridges. Wow! With those I could get rid of all my 3.5 disks and a lot of my cd’s. To the drawing board! Digital, of course.
I entered 3 designs, and here’s the one that yielded me 50 of these amazing cartridges.
Yes, by today’s design standards, it’s lame, but it got me over $1,500 in digital storage. Sweet! As one of my friends said back then, I had enough of these to tile a small room. That was all great until these drive started having big time issues. The company replaced my drive at one point, but I already knew these were not going to last. I joined eBay, sold off my new, unopened replacement drive and all of the cartridges for just under $2,000. Before ceasing my good eBay business, I had done over 5,000 transactions and at several points, was a power seller. Continue reading
There’s no possible way any household vacuum cleaner could possibly suck up all the crap on our floors. It begs the question, “Why do we have so much little stuff and where did it come from?”
First of all, Spongebob seems to be everywhere in our house. This pile is only the upstairs sweep, as I didn’t even make it downstairs yet. Yes, I know, it’s a little weird to share my dirt pile, but it does make you think, right? It’s like trash I Spy or trash art. Where’s Waldo maybe? He’s about the only thing that’s not in here. This motivates me to get rid of more stuff.
Oh, and a quick tip: When you clean the house, it’s good to put away the vacuum cleaner instead of leaving it next to your bed. In the morning, it looks like someone standing over you. :0