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Our friends at Krrb.com cordially invite you to clean house this New Year with the Krrb Corner Contest. Krrb is a fun, friendly and safe place to buy, sell, trade, borrow or give to your neighbors — locally and in-person. Each person on Krrb gets their own personal ‘corner’ shop—think of it as a virtual garage sale—where you can post your own classified listings and interact with other users. By joining Krrb now and creating a fabulous corner, you can win a SINGER® Fashion Mate 7256 plus cash prizes!

The Internet has connected us to all four corners of the world and made finding or selling those rare and offbeat items a little easier. But between grainy images, hefty shipping charges and the plethora of shady online merchants and scams, sometimes obtaining that much needed item ends up being more of a hassle than it’s worth. Krrb.com exists to change all of that with one simple premise — chances are, someone in your neighborhood is interested in what you’re selling.

Using your address as a starting point, Krrb.com displays all of the items for sale within a three-block radius, making it easy to find hidden treasures literally right outside your doorstep. So you can see firsthand whether that vintage Singer sewing machine is in working order and not have to worry about paying astronomical shipping rates to get it home. Or how about the novelty of actually touching and seeing fabric, notions and supplies before you buy. Krrb.com is a fun way to connect with other design, craft and sewing enthusiasts in your area.

For people who love the thrill of finding a rare item at a flea market or haggling over the price of a toaster at their neighbor’s garage sale, Krrb.com brings that one-on-one feeling to the online marketplace, reestablishing the personal connection between buyer and seller. For clothing and craft designers and sellers, Krrb.com provides the speed and convenience of selling online without the hassle of shipping items. And since you are dealing with customers face-to-face, you get your money when they get their item – no third-party involved.

Krrb.com beta launched only a few weeks ago and they are looking for pioneers to take advantage of this fantastic new tool. We feel that Krrb.com is a great resource for BurdaStyle members to sell their handmade and vintage goods, fabric, supplies or unused stuff laying around your home or studio. We are seriously giddy over this and we hope you are too!

Get started now! Sign up for a free membership at Krrb.com, it only takes a few seconds. Krrb does not take a commission off your sales and the website is clutter-free with no advertising. Krrb uses a credit system for posting and relisting items. Credits can be earned or purchased. Just for setting up your member profile, you will automatically receive 23 free credits. Just for being a BurdaStyle member, they’ll give you an additional 50 free credits, simply email them at gimmecredits@krrb.com. And there are many more ways to earn free credits.

For more information, see how Krrb works.

How to Enter:

1. Join Krrb.com for free and start posting immediately – it’s fun, fast and easy. Your items are displayed elegantly in Krrb’s hyper-local listings and in your own personal ‘corner’ shop.

2. Curate your corner. Pick a winning idea from the list below, mix it up or make up your own. Don’t forget to complete all your settings such as setting your corner name and address, uploading a picture and a short bio. For doing so, Krrb will reward you with even more free credits.

3. Once your corner is in a good place, make your submission by commenting below this blog post with the URL link to your Krrb corner. Only entries with 5 posts or more will be considered. All posts in your corner must be real and available to your neighbors. See our BurdaStyle Corner posted below as an example.

The deadline for submissions is Saturday, January 22nd at 11:59pm EST. BurdaStyle will announce the winners on January 25th via blog post and newsletter.

Prizes include:

1. Top Corner (1) winnerSINGER® Fashion Mate 7256 + $200 USD

2. Honorable Corners (5) winners — $50 USD

Judging will be based off the following criteria:

• Storytelling — How well does the corner and each post tell a personal story?

• Neighborly — Is the overall tone friendly, familiar and fun?

• Creativity — Are you using Krrb in an innovative, imaginative and resourceful way?

• Quality — Pretty pictures and well-written text goes a long way.

A few winning ideas:

• Spring-cleaning in January — It’s cold outside, the heat is on and it’s stuffy inside. Give yourself some breathing room and sell off a few things creating clutter around the house.

• Sewing Room Stash — Sell off your extra stashes of fabric, notions, supplies, tools or other.

• Treasure Trove — Dust off that old stuff in your basement or attic and give it a good new home. Your trash is anothers treasure.

• Closet Clearance — Make room in your closet by getting rid of the stuff you’re not wearing.

• Creation Corner — Showcase and sell your creations to your neighbors, they’ll be happy to know you’re right around the corner.

• Giveaway MadnessOMG, you’re crazy for giving that away! That’s right, give it all away, you’ll feel soooo much better.

• Holiday Gift Exchange — Sell, trade or give-away those wonderful gifts you received that you simply don’t need (or want).

No purchase necessary. This competition is open to all BurdaStyle members, including international members! You may submit multiple corners as long as each corner represents a different entity (e.g. your personally and your business). See full rules here.

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    Jan 23, 2011, 05.00 PMby gabylulu

    I promise I’m potty trained, Spain, you can rescue me too.

    http://krrb.com/Gabylulu

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    Jan 23, 2011, 04.58 PMby gabylulu

    I wonder if I can post myself on Krrb? Will someone in Italy rescue me please?~!

    http://krrb.com/Gabylulu

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    Jan 23, 2011, 04.57 PMby gabylulu

    I wonder if I could post my boys on Krrb??? Just Kidding :)

    http://krrb.com/Gabylulu

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    Jan 23, 2011, 04.56 PMby gabylulu

    I just posted some of my boys clothes on Krrb. http://krrb.com/Gabylulu

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    Jan 23, 2011, 04.54 PMby gabylulu

    Thank Krrb for all your help! http://krrb.com/Gabylulu

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    Jan 23, 2011, 01.32 AMby ambermarie

    I moved from my very messy apartment in with my very clean sweetie two years ago. Right after we moved in I got really sick and haven’t been able to neatly organize my stuff and sort through my junk. My sweetheart has been very patient with my clutter but now that I am starting to feel better I am determined to clean house. The only problem is that I hate to throw things out that others might use so I was very excited to hear about krrb and am slowly building my corner at: http://krrb.com/thingsandwhatnots check it out and help me get clean.

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    Jan 22, 2011, 10.51 PMby sewmethemoney

    Im super excited to post some sewing items for sale or trade. I know I can find someone locally to swap with. Its like having a yard sale with free give aways. Now how to post the virtual directional arrows to that sale rather than out on the street corner…. Well’ I gotta get to posting… Come Check it out……

    http://krrb.com/misocutestuff (Me Sew Cute Stuff)

    Jen

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    Jan 22, 2011, 07.45 PMby nemiacreation

    I’m very glad I happened to see this contest post! I’ve been meaning to get some stuff posted on Krrb.com and this helped push me into gear. I posted a few things I’ve made to let my neighbors know I can make them something and I’ve gone through my closets and found a few things that could use a better home. I have a lot more to post but if you’re interested, you can visit my corner! http://krrb.com/Larsynface

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    Jan 22, 2011, 03.34 PMby caelum224

    I think this a great way to promote “shop local”. Hopefully i can get my other craft buddies to start a corner too. I am really excited to see how this goes. i created a store for my craft goods. Check it out here http://krrb.com/creuxpoche

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    Jan 22, 2011, 03.15 AMby elysia

    Here is my krrb corner http://krrb.com/elysia

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    Jan 21, 2011, 06.39 PMby cassili

    This is fun! I found several things that are just lying around my house that someone else could use. http://krrb.com/tinybrownpup

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    Jan 21, 2011, 04.52 AMby sealtopaz

    Hi, With us there is a place where gather all the clothes and other things that people no longer need or and want. The volunteers that run the place species, arranged the donations as a store and people are financially unable "to buy clothes there and all the rest. So that I have nothing to sell. I prefer to pass on things that I used, those that contribute to a small fortune from me. But I’d love to buy things at a price that will help me (-: Straight power and success …

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    Jan 21, 2011, 01.28 AMby kgarrahan

    I am very excited to see Krrb take off in my area…I freecycle, buy and sell on Etsy, buy and sell on Ebay, buy and sell in local thrift stores, and I love the idea of a “home” to do all of this locally….thanks!!!

    http://krrb.com/adognosmo

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    Jan 21, 2011, 12.25 AMby msvaughn

    I LOVE KRRB!! Easy peasy to post and I love the layout and design of my corner. Very cool. You’ve done a great job and I’ve been happily spreading the word. I’m enjoying not only posting items for sale as I clean out my house, but also my creations. It’s kind of my little crafty corner too. Thank you Krrb for such a great design and website!

    Here is my Krrb url: http://krrb.com/susieq Hope you’ll stop by!

    Susan Vaughn http://www.raisin-toast.com

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    Jan 20, 2011, 04.24 PMby francesca penchant

    My name is Francesca, and I’m a craft hoarder. Here’s my krrb.com corner! http://krrb.com/francesca

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    Jan 19, 2011, 02.12 PMby janecappyyahoocom

    My corner is ready check it out! see http://krrb.com/cappyscorner, it is the best

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      Jan 20, 2011, 07.06 AMby Krrb

      Hint hint: I’d recommend posting at least one more thing. Your post re: snow is super funny but not a valid post with the exception of vancouver during the last winter Olympics :D

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    Jan 19, 2011, 10.58 AMby AnaJana

    Love the idea of Krrb. http://krrb.com/ClearingSpaces will really help when I start clearing out my storage! For now, I’d just be thrilled to win the sewing machine [I love my 1881 Singer treadle machine, but it’s not terribly portable. :-)

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      Jan 20, 2011, 07.03 AMby Krrb

      Hint hint: would be lovely if you added some pictures! People love pictures! ;-)

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    Jan 19, 2011, 10.27 AMby darbyscloset

    Okay my corner is up and ready for biz http://krrb.com/darbyscloset I need to post more yet now I think I have the hang of it! Thanks Darby

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    Jan 19, 2011, 02.24 AMby Cheryl Trent

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    Jan 18, 2011, 07.47 PMby purplelady

    I just read this article that says just like men have the saying “He who dies with the most toys is the winner”! I do not want to “die the sewer with the biggest and largest stash”! So this is a great site for me.

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    Jan 18, 2011, 04.08 AMby jamescastle

    representing in seattle! thanks burda and krrb for helping me clean out my studio.

    http://krrb.com/jamescastle

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      Jan 18, 2011, 08.16 AMby Krrb

      Hey!

      Thanks for promoting your swap on Krrb! We haven’t started promoting it yet, but we are just about to launch our Krrb meetups and we’d be honored if you decided to host one in Seattle!

      More info here: http://www.meetup.com/krrb/

      Best,
      George

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    Jan 17, 2011, 10.13 PMby ashleyraine

    Perfect timing! I’m moving and could definitely stand to get rid of a lot!

    http://krrb.com/TheFeistyRedhead

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    Jan 16, 2011, 11.02 PMby sucarmich

    This is such a great site……here’s my corner http://krrb.com/Hookstead. I have quite a few things to declutter, and this is just the start. Its also a great way of perhaps generating a few extra pennies during these more frugal times, as a mature student, money is tight within the family, but this might just be a great way to allieviate that, and let me save for a few more things that are on my wish list :o). Here’s to Krrb, lets hope that this site blossoms as its such a great way to recycle and sell on your unwanted items.

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    Jan 15, 2011, 12.40 AMby maux

    I’m plan to post my entire stash of books, magazines and yarn. There is too much there now and it keeps me from getting started.

    http://krrb.com/UseItOrLoseIt

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