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In anticipation of my DreamBox (use coupon code CUTTINGFORBUSINESS to save $100 on a DreamBox) being delivered this week, I’ve been starting to go through some of my extra craft supplies.
I’m finding it difficult to let go of some of the supplies I’ve purchased, so I’m organized stuff into three large piles: KEEP, THINK ABOUT, AND SELL/DONATE.
The KEEP pile will obviously be loaded into my DreamBox and the cabinet in my craft room. The THINK ABOUT pile contains mostly things I haven’t used yet (or in a long time), but I’m not ready to part with them. I plan to load those last into my DreamBox – depending on the available space. And, the SELL/DONATE pile is headed out of my house!
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Places to Destash Your Extra Craft Supplies
- Be sure to list your supplies in the “Supplies” category. Don’t forget to also tag your items with “destash”, or “clearance”. (Coincidentally, if you are looking for some bargains on Etsy, just type in “destash” – and you’ll be amazed at all the goodies you’ll find. Please don’t call me an enabler!)
- Ebay is a well established marketplace with thousands of craft supply listings.
- If you haven’t been on Mercari, it’s an app for selling things. And, there is a thriving craft community on Mercari. Read my article on Mercari.
- Facebook Destash Groups
- If you like using Facebook Groups, consider joining a destash group. There are several Silhouette and Cricut groups created just for this purpose.
- Facebook Marketplace
- In my local area, Facebook Marketplace is the best way to sell to surrounding areas.
- Apps like 5Miles, OfferUp, and LetGo.
- Host a garage or yard sale.
There are so many organizations that could benefit from your old craft supplies:
- Charity thrift stores
- Girl Scout/Boy Scout Troops
- Nursing homes
- Creative Reuse Centers
Host a Craft Party or Swap Night
Invite your craftiest friends over and make a night of using the supplies. If you have particularly crafty friends, invite them over with their unwanted supplies and hold a swap night. Everyone gets rid of their excess supplies, and get a few new ones in return – a win-win for everyone!
Tip: If you bought the supplies for business use, you should record any sales of the craft supplies in your accounting program and count them towards your sales.
Since 2015, Christine Schinagl has been helping crafters start and run craft businesses through her blog, Cutting for Business. As a Silhouette and Cricut crafter herself, she has a unique take on what works and what doesn’t work in the craft business world. She also teaches a course on creating digital SVG designs, available at How to Design SVGs.