In my mortgage payoff plan I wrote that I am going to sell $500 worth of my stuff this year. So far I have sold my extra washer and dryer for $100 but I used that money to fix up my rental house last Spring. Last weekend I listed my water heater on craig's list. It was a 30 gallon water heater that I bought to put in the mobile home but I ended up installing a 6 gallon heater instead because I could do it myself.
One thing that annoys me about craig's list is trying to coordinate with strangers. It takes patience to arrange a time and place when everyone is available. One guy called me 3 times and I finally offered to drive the water heater across town tonight so that I could finish the sale. It took $10 in gas and and hour and a half of my time but I am happy the water heater is with someone who can use it. And I have $180 to put towards my $500 goal. Not a bad start. Once I get my kayak money I will be almost there.