Going YESSS, YAMAN with OLX – My Pre-Loved Home Items

Posted on Aug 6 2014 - 3:49am by tweenselmom

I’ve never thought we still have these lovely home items till I decided to join Nuffnang’s latest blog contest. Fortunately, I have been posting before on online classified ads and OLX is one of the most popular these days.

We are unofficially what you call pack rats and we just keep items as long as we can. However, my kids are growing up and our space is getting cramped up. It’s just time to let go of some of these pre-loved items and let them be useful to others.

collage preloved items

As I took photos of these items, I tried to reminisce how we got hold of them in the first place 🙂 It was actually fun thinking of these memories.

The Steam Iron – I remember I bought it from a deals store online. I just can’t remember which one of them. Why I bought this is because I saw those dress boutique staff using one of these and I was so amazed how easy for them to straighten out the clothes. I thought it was cool when you can just hang the clothes, and then the iron releases steam while you glide the iron along the cloth. It’s also safe to use on sensitive clothings or those kinds which easily gets burned when you set the iron on high. I decided to sell this because most of our clothes are already RTW (ready to wear) and I am now fond of using fabric conditioners so our clothes don’t get crumpled too much.

The Hair Iron – I bought this simply because I want my hair straightened when we go to special occasions. It’s also very useful for my daughters who have long hair. The downside is it’s a bit big for my hands my palms get painful after minutes of using. I’m not good with manual jobs especially when applying pressure. But then again, I may still change my mind. I saw my daughter’s hair last time so frizzy I guess I can still use this hair iron.

The Beloved Printer – This printer had already helped us a lot on my daughters school projects and when printing their reviewers. We had refill attachments for this to save ink. We are actually replacing this buddy because we need a 3-in-1 printer where we can scan, xerox and print. But still, this printer has been the family’s favorite. We always use it to print the lyrics of songs we want to memorize. I am certain its lifespan will still be long because Epson’s brand is quite durable. The next user will just need to be keen on maintaining its cleanliness to avoid ink clogging.

healthy grill

The Healthy Grill – This one is my personal favorite. Tiny as it is, it is able to grill a good serving of vegetables, fish and meat. It’s also handy since it was made like a laptop. You just have to close the top and carry it like that wherever you go. We had many weekends when we choose to grill some grocery-bought barbecues here, and then some bangus and broccoli on the side. Grilling is a much healthier way of cooking as compared to frying, and food tastes better too when you grill them. I am letting this baby go because we have another one given as gift this year. It’s the perfect time to let another family enjoy it.

There you go! How about you? Do you have pre-loved items you want to sell?

OLX.com is a free local classifieds website where you can post classified ads for all the used or maybe brand new stuff you want to sell. They also display classified ads of cars, jobs, and housings.

88 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Mommy Pehpot August 6, 2014 at 3:56 am - Reply

    aww I am not a seller.. si pamigay girl kase ako eh hahaha
    pero it does not mean na I don’t use second hand.. I love shopping at OLX kaya!

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 4:05 am - Reply

      Pamigay mo nalang sakin yung iba Mommy Pehpot haha, I know you have lots and lots of better goodies than mine 🙂

  2. Serene Shikukeza August 6, 2014 at 3:58 am - Reply

    Yes, I have tons of things to let go also as we need more space in our teeny tiny house. my kids has growing number of toys as well as the hubby. 🙂

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 4:05 am - Reply

      Time to let them go, let it go daw as Princess Elsa sings out 🙂

  3. Rea Esc August 6, 2014 at 4:00 am - Reply

    My straightening iron just resigned weeks ago hehe, I would love to have a replacement, i wish I’m living near your place so i could take it na lang 🙂

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 4:04 am - Reply

      Hi Rea, I’ll let you know when I posted it on OLX already so you can bid. I’ll sell it cheap lang. Where are you based ba?

  4. TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 4:10 am - Reply

    MrsP, I got several bidders na kagad haha. In demand pla printer ngayon 🙂 I’ll let you know when I posted this so you can all bid from MBP.

  5. MissDonyaMe August 6, 2014 at 4:12 am - Reply

    Wow! I’m looking forward to that steam iron, Mommy Lani. 🙂 Can you save that one for me? Haha! (Wondering how much it is… *rolling eyes* Hihihi!) I also got a LOOOT of pre-loved items but I don’t know how to dispatch them well haha!

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 4:16 am - Reply

      MissDonyaMe, you like that, I’ll take note of that and have it sold very cheap on OLX promise, will email you!!!

  6. TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 4:17 am - Reply

    Yes, it feels good seeing these items be useful instead of getting dusty or rusty lang over time 🙂

  7. TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 4:18 am - Reply

    Naku Nerisa, when it comes to electronics, you need to think twice before throwing. Minsan even the parts are being bought 🙂

  8. TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 4:18 am - Reply

    So agree Joy!

  9. TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 4:23 am - Reply

    I was fond of selling clothes din long ago but mostly yung pinagliitan ng mga bata kaya lang I stopped kasi after a year, ang pangit na ng clothes nasayang na. So if I can just give them away, I give tlaga. or minsan pag wala talagang mapagbigyan, binibigay ko sa mga old people na palaboy.

  10. EihdraG August 6, 2014 at 4:26 am - Reply

    I, too, have tons of pre-loved items which either I don’t wanna let go or simply have no time to check them out. But, I know eventually, most things must go coz my kids need bigger spaces for their personal loots or buy a bigger house which is a far-fetched idea for now.

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 4:35 am - Reply

      Yeah, a bigger house will be perfect, if we just have the money noh? haha

  11. May De Jesus-Palacpac August 6, 2014 at 4:28 am - Reply

    My husband wants a steam iron and I want a grill! haha. Anyway, I remember moving to a much smaller house several years back and we had to let go of some items we dearly loved because we didn’t have room in our new apartment for it then. I remember crying over my husband’s guitar which we used for years in gigs and letting go of my desktop then. Sigh. That was the hardest but we got over them and moved on. 🙂

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 4:34 am - Reply

      ohhh, a guitar can have sentimental value but it’s not very durable to keep for that long, especially when you don’t have the perfect storage area. It’s ok Mommy May, ganun talaga minsan 🙂

  12. TheMissusV August 6, 2014 at 4:32 am - Reply

    No judging here, I’m a bit of a hoarder, I have 3 hair irons. LOL I seriousl need to minimalize!

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 4:39 am - Reply

      OMG 3 hair irons haha, and to think I can hardly keep one 🙂

  13. TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 4:36 am - Reply

    Yes, letting go is difficult. Minsan nga kahit defective na tinatago pa din because of the sentimental value. How we all wish we can have a mansion to keep the things which are memorable to us.

  14. PhenomenalMama August 6, 2014 at 4:46 am - Reply

    I admit I do have a tendency to hoard items because I am too sentimental to let go. You gave me a good idea. I can sell pala my pre-loved items.:)

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 6:18 am - Reply

      Hi there, some items are really worth keeping because they are priceless 🙂 But some will be better off to the hands of others 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

  15. michisolee August 6, 2014 at 4:55 am - Reply

    I practice minimalist living so I sell or give away things that I don’t use.

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 6:17 am - Reply

      That’s a great habit mommy 🙂

  16. Marie San Luis August 6, 2014 at 5:11 am - Reply

    I also find it hard to let of things, like I started in Manila with just a bag of clothes and one pair. And now I’m like woah… I have too much stuff! I usually give my stuff away hehe.

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 6:14 am - Reply

      Hi Marie, yes, no matter how hard we keep our things simple and decluttered, there will come a time that they will build up. We buy more than we give, because we worked hard for them. We have this feeling na sulitin lagi.

  17. Maan Laxa August 6, 2014 at 6:24 am - Reply

    Reading this made me remember that we still have a perfectly-working Cuisinart sandwich grill somewhere inside the kitchen! I guess each one of us has a reason to sell preloved items in OLX! I hope your items end up in good hands. 😀

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 6:33 am - Reply

      thank you Maan! I love my grill but I had to let it go 🙂

  18. Erlaine Casis-Gool August 6, 2014 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Hi Lani! That’s a good method to declutter 🙂 I also sell some of our pre-loved items online. Some are even Kelsea’s old clothes so that the profit I earn will be used to buy new ones 🙂 I heard from someone or somewhere na if you have not been using that thing for more than 6 months already and can live without using it, it’s time to pass it on to others (either sell or donate) 🙂

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 8:46 pm - Reply

      Hi Erlaine, that’s a nice timeline, 6 months. I’ll try to remember that 🙂

  19. petitemomma August 6, 2014 at 7:00 am - Reply

    When I was younger I was a bit of a hoarder due to sentimental reasons. Now, if I noticed something that I haven’t used for in a long time, I say goodbye na. Mostly pamigay na. I also use/buy pre-loved items 🙂

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 8:39 pm - Reply

      Yes, it’s always tempting to hoard, I think it’s natural with us girls 🙂 until we see them piling up, then we feel guilty 🙂

  20. Maria Louisa Mae P. Mercado August 6, 2014 at 7:24 am - Reply

    I have so many things that I need to get rid of! Great items! I like the healthy grill and the printer!

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 8:33 pm - Reply

      Mommy Louisa, I’ll let you know when they are up on OLX 🙂

  21. liz August 6, 2014 at 9:07 am - Reply

    love the grill! 🙂 i have a very tiny apartment din and i am trying to find time to de-clutter kasi madami nanaman naipon na kalat.. and i am going to need space for my little boy’s things din kasi 🙂

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 8:32 pm - Reply

      Space management is really an issue. I’m thinking a space management business will be a success here in the Philippines 🙂

      • liz August 6, 2014 at 8:43 pm - Reply

        i would definitely agree! 🙂

  22. Lally August 6, 2014 at 9:39 am - Reply

    I am a suki of OLX, seller and buyer. 😀

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 8:32 pm - Reply

      Really Lally?

  23. Rina August 6, 2014 at 10:17 am - Reply

    HHmm, I have super thick, unruly hair that I guess can benefit from a hair straightener from time to time. Kaya lang, ang tamad ko nga pala ha ha. Wash and wear lang lagi!

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 8:31 pm - Reply

      Truly, same here Rina, haha. I’m too lazy too. Sana lang may personal hairdresser tayo lagi.

  24. Jho Anna August 6, 2014 at 10:30 am - Reply

    OLX is really a nice way to de-clutter, because I still believe in the saying that One man’s waste is another man’s treasure!:)

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 8:30 pm - Reply

      Nice quote, I love that!

  25. peachy August 6, 2014 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    ako rin, pack rat momma! hubby has been reminding me time & again to rid of the clutter in the house. gusto ko na rin ibenta yung ibang gamit. i think i will try selling some of our pre-loved items too thru OLX. thanks lani for this post & good luck! 🙂

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 8:30 pm - Reply

      Thanks mommy Peachy, are you back? how’s the trip?

      • peachy August 8, 2014 at 5:51 am - Reply

        yung Seoul trip? it was a dream vacay for us but i have yet to blog about it. soon! 😉

        • TweenselMom August 8, 2014 at 6:03 am - Reply

          looking forward to your post mommy Peachy!

  26. chemist2writer August 6, 2014 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    I often buy things I don’t need – self-confessed impulse buyer here lol most of the time, I end up giving it to my siblings or my cousins 😀 It would be nice to get to sell some old stuff (mostly unused) lying around here but buyers probably won’t want to shoulder the shipping fees so I choose to just give them to my family here – good luck on the contest, though 🙂 wishing you will win (y)

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 8:29 pm - Reply

      Hi Mommy, when you trade naman, you can add the shipping fee charges to the one who’s buying 🙂

  27. edel leonsua August 6, 2014 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Never tried selling pre-loved items but I have lots of them, as in roomful! I left almost all of my stuff at my parents’ house when I got married. I better start disposing them.

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 8:27 pm - Reply

      You should start now mommy Edel 🙂

  28. joyce mendoza August 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Hi Mommy Lanie, I would say I was inspired by your blog to try OLX and sell my pre-loved items. I also thought about another way to encourage other people to try OLX. I hope that OLX will open its network for worthy causes. People can sell pre-loved items and automatically donate the proceeds to a charity of their choice e.g. World Vision, WWF, PETA, etc. The more choices would cause more people to use OLX.

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 8:27 pm - Reply

      Great idea Mommy Joyce, I haven’t seen a trading site which does that.

  29. Daniel Kaity Bato August 6, 2014 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    I need this! I need to sell most of my stuff haha!(: will definitely check out this site.

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 8:26 pm - Reply

      Thanks for visiting mommy Daniel 🙂

  30. Leilani Gamboa August 6, 2014 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    I have a lot of preloved items,di ko na ginagamit, maybe i will also try to list in OLX. I like all your items, specially the printer 😀

    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 8:25 pm - Reply

      Hi Leilani, I’ll let you know if the printer is already uploaded for sale. There were several who have pmd interest too 🙂

  31. Marie August 6, 2014 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Oooh I like your grill! I also have a lot unused stuff in our home, I’ll absolutely try OLX, sounds great!


    • TweenselMom August 6, 2014 at 8:23 pm - Reply

      Thanks for visiting Marie!

  32. TweenselMom August 8, 2014 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    I am an ebayer and not so frequent on sulit. OLX is much better than sulit for me.

  33. Misty Marie Battle August 8, 2014 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    I have so much stuff. I am a pack rat also. I need to start looking into something like this for the stuff I have stuffed everywhere.

    • TweenselMom August 8, 2014 at 8:05 pm - Reply

      Start doing it today. The longer we think, the longer it takes for us to get things done 🙂

  34. Esther @LaughWithUsBlog August 8, 2014 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Trying to get rid of stuff here! Oooo I’ve always wanted a steam iron…. 🙂

    • TweenselMom August 8, 2014 at 8:04 pm - Reply

      Me too, I thought, but then again, I wanted the standard electric iron more.

  35. Kelly August 8, 2014 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    I completely relate! I still have shirts from high school I can’t seem to get rid of — and 4 microwaves!

    • TweenselMom August 8, 2014 at 8:04 pm - Reply

      Wow, 4 microwaves!

  36. Teresa McCluskey August 8, 2014 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    My hair iron is my best friend! I have had this since high school and I am 25 so this thing is OLD! I wont get rid of it till its on its last leg! But I love my things from high school!

    • TweenselMom August 8, 2014 at 8:03 pm - Reply

      Hah, you are funny Teresa! Let that thing go and grab yourself a new one, you totally deserve it.

  37. Bernadette August 8, 2014 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    We and I have so much stuff I could get rid of. We just emptied our storage unit in our driveway earlier this week and we have been going through stuff…and more stuff.

    • TweenselMom August 8, 2014 at 8:02 pm - Reply

      And there’s wealth amongst all those stuff, right?

  38. Esther Wilson August 8, 2014 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    So neat to reminisce about the past through these products! It is hard to let go of these things when they have so many memories though! Thanks for sharing your memories!

    • TweenselMom August 8, 2014 at 8:02 pm - Reply

      I do agree Esther, but we really need to let go or we will be buried by them alive LOL 🙂

  39. Lavende L. August 8, 2014 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Its amazing what ends up sticking around despite our best efforts to thin out from time to time! Great finds 🙂

    • TweenselMom August 9, 2014 at 8:23 pm - Reply

      I totally agree with you Lavende

  40. Holly August 8, 2014 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Oh wow! What a great service. I am sure I could come up with stuff I could sell too.

    • TweenselMom August 9, 2014 at 8:23 pm - Reply

      goodluck on that Holly!

  41. Trisha Grimes August 8, 2014 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Like you, I’m a bit of a pack rat and every once it a while I tried to get rid of as much as I can! Those grills are great btw! We have one and have grilled a lot of goodness on it!

    • TweenselMom August 9, 2014 at 8:25 pm - Reply

      Thanks for visiting my blog Trisha.

  42. yonawilliams August 8, 2014 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    I think everyone in my family owns one of those healthy grills…we even have two. I have a Sodastream machine that could use a new home. I won it, and it’s cool, but I think this would be really nice for a family with young kids to really have fun with.

    • TweenselMom August 9, 2014 at 8:25 pm - Reply

      That’s a cool item Yona.

  43. satrntgr August 9, 2014 at 1:03 am - Reply

    How cute – all of the things we were for sure going to need one day, huh? 🙂

    • TweenselMom August 9, 2014 at 8:26 pm - Reply

      Yes, but then again, you’ll always think you need them but years pass by, and they get rusty and too dirty that you won’t be using them again.

  44. Katrina Gehman August 9, 2014 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    i love a good grill. all the items look great.

    • TweenselMom August 9, 2014 at 8:27 pm - Reply

      Thanks Katrina!

  45. Amber Nelson August 9, 2014 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Grills are awesome. If they are gently used that would be worth it!

    • TweenselMom August 9, 2014 at 8:28 pm - Reply

      Yes I love my grill but it’s too small already for our growing family 🙂

  46. Maggie King August 10, 2014 at 1:39 am - Reply

    Never heard of that website! May have to check it out!

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