“Clutter to declutter” tips for this festive April

“Clutter to declutter” tips for this festive April

April is the time of Baisakhi, Puthandu, Ugadi, Poila Boishakh when people buy new clothes and new things for their home. But, what about the old ones? Let’s take you through a quick guide of making space for new things in your home.

Spend some time and look at your room:


Festive season is the season of guests and obviously you don’t want your guests to take with them a cluttered disheveled look of your home. So, visualize how you want your room to look like and figure out what unnecessary pieces of things are lying there in your room unused and untouched, which doesn’t have to present in your room and making your room look cluttered. Make a plan to get rid of those.

Arrange your Wardrobe:


As you open the wardrobe to take out your clothes, halt and spend a few minutes going through the stuffs that you are not using anymore. If they’re seasonal clothes, keep them aside in one shelf and get rid of the rest. Of course, you need space to keep your new clothes.

Declutter one item a day:

You don’t need to do everything at once after all Rome wasn’t built in a day. Start with one item a day. Organise it regularly and follow this new, efficient way of keeping a check on incoming and outgoing stuffs. And by the next occasion, you will have less work to do.

Take up a task and complete it:


After sorting out things, for example: recycle, resell, donation, give it to a friend etc, don’t keep the boxes piled up in one corner of your house for the next day.  It’s a now or never concept. Do it asap on that day and finish the task.

Sell useful things for others:


New Year is a time to clear the old ones and unused ones and fill them with the new ones. But, at the same time some stuff can prove useful for others though you don’t need it. Sell them now!

Phew! Take a look around you now. It’s perfect for this festivity of April, isn’t it!



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Facebook Flea- The New Online Flea Trend

Facebook Flea- The New Online Flea Trend

What a fantastic day it was last Sunday in the Flea market! Great weather, fabulous vendors and fabulous finds, the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday. But sadly, it is over now. Flea Markets are not only about shopping, it’s also about the associated baggage of fun that comes along with it.

Would it not have been incredible if we could browse through all those amazing stuff everyday? *Sigh*

shocked-girlLuckily, Internet is there to save us all and enabled us to have our very own online marketplace designed to be as easy as possible to sell your stuff online, and buy other people’s. The feel of bargaining with a vendor and quoting your price is something that you won’t get in most of the shopping websites. That’s where Facebook groups come in- now enabled with features of buying and selling, it’s the exact feel of haggling with a shop vendor. A number of Buy n Sell Facebook groups runs for several cities in India where you can list your item or buy one.

While you have to carry cash in a flea market, in Facebook fleas there is no hassle of carrying cash. As I told you, it’s the exact feel of talking to a seller in a flea market.

Simple steps:

-> Browse through the listed items
-> Liked something, ping ‘Interested’ to the vendor
-> Want something, post a query.
-> Chat, negotiate, quote
-> Buy at your convenience

And moreover it’s accessible anytime anywhere, even then, when you are taking a dump!
You discover everything under the same cover no matter how varied your requirements tend to be and it saves your time as well. They say, ‘better late than never’.  All these made me take a resolution of shopping from online flea market only. I’ve currently decided that whenever I’ll shop, I’ll shop from online flea only. Even essential everyday commodities are available at attractively good deals.

Want to enjoy the exact same advantage? Why don’t you wish to shop from the Buy n Sell Facebook communities as well?
Who knows you might prove to be actually luckier than me and land up with greater deals than mine!

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How to price my pre-loved goods?

How to price my pre-loved goods?

pricing used goods

Defining value of a used good is not a science, but an art. While there is no particular formula to calculate the price of used goods, there are a few points which will help you value your product right.

Used goods – The perception


The way used goods are perceived varies drastically between a seller and a buyer. A person who has owned something will always value it high. It can either be because of the price at which it was bought or because of the personal attachment to it.

While, in case of buyers, used goods are always perceived low. No matter if you have used it or not, once it is owned, its value decreases.  

The price at which your product will be sold is at the intersection of these two perceptions.

Do the research  

Go through the e-commerce sites like Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra etc. and find out the market value of the product you want to sell. Mostly, the current market price of the product will be lesser than the price at which you bought it.

E-commerce discounts !

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Keep in mind, all e-commerce sites give offers during different occasions and hence the price will be lesser during that period. People might not be satisfied with the 20% or 30% discount since they can buy a new product at that discounted price. Yes, they will compare apples with oranges. Hence, your product has to be priced competitively and the discounts have be more than the e-commerce discounts.

Be open to negotiate

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Expect people to offer less than what you quote. Be realistic and come to a happy medium. If needed, start by listing a slightly higher price. Don’t list it too high, though, or people may not even enquire.

Have a clear intention

If you feel your house is too cluttered and want to get rid of as much items as possible, price it low that people will buy it without even bargaining. Low priced items always sell fast.

On the other hand, if you are not too particular about getting rid of things but you want to make some money, you can try negotiating with people and sell it at the best possible price. This could take longer than usual.  

Think as a buyer

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When you quote a price, for a moment, imagine yourself as a buyer and think if you will buy it at that price. If the answer is no, it’s time to reduce the price :)

Hope this article has given you a clear understanding on pricing your pre-loved goods. See you at the Declutter Sale & Flea Market !

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“Go Gaga” shopping tips for a Flea Market

“Go Gaga” shopping tips for a Flea Market



A flea market is a treasure hunt; going through all the stalls to find the best stuff and best deals for ourselves. Well, if it is also a Declutter Sale where you can also browse for second hand treasure, then it is an icing on the cake. So, here are some tips to score those killer stuff for yourself when you are shop-hopping in a flea:

Be an early bird


It might sound boring but, remember, if you want to get the best deals it’s better to be early than being late. The best things will go first and obviously all the amazing incredible pieces will be eaten up by all the early birds. You can go later if you want, only if you can be content with the good stuff rather than the best.

Keep an open mind and be optimistic


If you go to a flea market with a pre-defined view of what you are looking for, chances are you will blindly keep searching for it in the stalls while missing out on other great opportunities. Its good to keep a checklist of what you want but my advice is, use a bit of your imagination and picture how an item would look on you or in your home even though that was not what you came looking for.

Bring along cash

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Most of the shops take cash only and do not accept cards. Some might accept cheques but why take the risk!  On a safer side, it’s better to stuff your pocket with cash when going on a flea market shopping spree.

Possess something pre-loved


A lot of people in a flea might be selling things from their own personal collection. Chat with them and get an idea of how to mix and match it with your own collection. A thrift store shopping session is always a fun score.

Stroll through the stalls


Stroll, browse and discover! Sometimes, the best stuff are hiding and you notice awesome things unknowingly. That is why it is always wise to stroll at least twice a flea market venue. It will surprise you, trust me!

Follow the “Now or Never” Rule


Follow your heart in this case and if you are already smitten by something, do not think twice and go for it now! Quick shoppers won’t wait for you to pick it up. Its simple, you like it then you hold it in your hands because this is the only way you can prevent others from taking it away from you.

Happy FLEAting !


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Decluttering Hacks You Will Love

Decluttering Hacks You Will Love


Decluttering our home is something we keep postponing weekends after weekends. Though we all know that an uncluttered home is a heaven to be in, little do we take efforts in decluttering our home. So here are a few hacks to declutter your home without much of effort.

Try your bedroom closet first

Wondering where to start? Try your bedroom closet first – You might find up stuff from your ex, begin there. Get rid of clothes that are outdated and poor-fitting. Having a closet with only the clothes that you love to wear will give you a fresh start for the day as you will spend very less time to decide on what to wear for the day.

In decluttering your closet, you will see immediate results which will build momentum to declutter the rest of your home.

The wardrobe hack !

resell clothes

Turn all the hangers backward in your closet. Once you wear a dress, the next time you put it back in the closet, put it with the hanger facing forward. After a predetermined amount of time, say 6 months or an year, get rid of the clothes on the backward-facing hangers since you haven’t worn them for a while. Do this judiciously when it comes to people you are dating.

Create a ‘Maybe Box’

Many a times we find ourselves being doubtful of getting rid of something. Though we hadn’t used it for a long time 😉 we might have a feeling that we will need it in near future 😉 😉 In this case, a maybe box will help 😉 😉 😉 Create a maybe box with stuff you are doubtful of disposing and keep it hidden somewhere. After six months, take out the box and see if it had anything you really needed. Most probably, you will dump the whole box.

The above paragraph has nothing to do with probable girlfriends or probable boyfriends. We seriously mean that. Pinky Promise.

Get your family involved

Decluttering together as a family becomes fun especially when you have your young kids helping you. Kids can help you put shoes away, match shoes and pick up toys. Decide on specific places for certain items and make sure that everyone in the family understands it.

Pull your husband/boyfriend out of the toilet, no matter what a bad stomach he has. Men usually hide themselves when it come to decluttering.

The 80/20 rule for toys

sell used toys

80% of the time kids play with only 20% of the toys they have, this is especially true for grown up men and women as well. Find out the toys they don’t play with and get rid of them. Getting rid of these toys will help reduce a lot of chaos.

Bought 1? Dump 2

One way to gradually declutter is to get rid of more than one item every time you purchase something. This works great to declutter kid’s items they have outgrown, much like you outgrow your ex-es. Whenever you buy a new dress for them give away the dresses they have outgrown. When you get rid of 2 items per every item purchased, you will gradually declutter your home and the process doesn’t feel overwhelming.

Incentivise the process !

Make money by selling stuff that are good in shape. When you know you can make money by selling something you will not delay the process. You can try Koove for this, an app that facilitates the buying and selling of used goods though the Facebook communities. Post the pictures of the stuff you want to sell, chat with buyer and sell it at the best deal. This way you will be encouraged to declutter regularly like your current boyfriend may be.

Learn to love the uncluttered look

declutter sale

Decluttering is an ongoing process. It takes a lot of time and effort, but it feels great to have a less-cluttered home. Once you start loving the decluttered look, you will do this decluttering process without even thinking much about it – which is a life saving skill in your love life too. And, your house and heart will stay decluttered forever !

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This OLX scam is the most hilarious one ever

This OLX scam is the most hilarious one ever

We recently read a post on Facebook by a person on how he got cheated and it was so hilarious that we had to share.

After spending so much time on posting photos of his iphone on OLX and chatting with buyers to make a deal, this person decided to meet his buyer at a busy street in Kolkata. Probably, having selling and buying stuff on OLX for the past 2 years, with all the trust, he left his brain to party at home.

Koove Buy used goods

Yes. This proves he did.

Even after being asked by the buyer to move a bit far and make a call to check the network connectivity, he didn’t realise that the buyer was planning to run off with the phone. (Oh man! Checking network connectivity is important, I know, but how many times 6 ?).



And did I tell you? The buyer had recently met with an bike accident and was unable to walk and.. he was wearing a hoodie. Suspicious already ? But c’mon our friend has come empty headed to the plot so he cannot make out anything.


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Still, the buyer took so much effort. He made our friend wait saying that his brother had to come. And then he said he wanted to pee and tried to move to a secluded place along with the iphone. But. Nothing worked (Thank god, our friend was cautious about peeing at least).


Sell used goods

Then the buyer started of with this connectivity checking again(7..8..9..) and ran off with the mobile the 9th time (yeah, 9th time. Looks like a fetch game with a puppy right?). Our friend did burst out his lungs trying to catch the buyer (okay! not buyer anymore) but went in vain.  


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Can there really be someone who is less careful?

Here is the Facebook post behind this article.

OLX user story

P.S.: At Koove, we are building a Trusted, Social and Fun platform to buy and sell Used Goods. A place to avoid these sort of funny incidents. We are available on Android Play Store.

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