How to Search Craiglist with Pictures

• 15 November 2010
































The other day on Twitter, I shared a wish list item--the chance to search Craigslist in photo gallery style--and lucky enough the lovely Summer of Eliza magazine responded with a great tip called CraigsEasy. It's the perfect solution to clicking on every single listing in order to view an image, which I find exhausting when living in a place where there are hundreds of listings daily. I've been testing it out all week long as I troll Craigslist in search of a few things for our space here in Seattle and have to say it's outright fabulous!

Getting started takes about 3 minutes...here's how you do it:

1. Head to the CraigsEasy site and download the "Easy" button. The site has a 60-second video showing exactly how to do this as they walk you through step-by-step. I found it helpful to add the "Easy" button to my "Bookmark Toolbar" so it's quickly accessible.

2. Type in the type of item you want to search for on Craigslist. Click "has image", "entire post" and then "Search".







3. Here's the kicker...now click your "Easy" button once. All the listings will show up with all their pictures and all you have to do is scroll down and view. If you want to view more information about a particular listing, all you have to do is click on the listing title to read more. To go back to the images on CraigsEasy, just click your back button to continue perusing.

Another option, which isn't nearly as good as CraigsEasy, (but is better than nothing), is using the image solution within Craigslist. What you need to do is type in the item you are looking for, and then click on "show images"--an option in the upper right corner. Tiny thumbnails will appear to the left of the listing title.







I hope you find these tips as useful as I did! Happy Craigslisting!

For Seattle locals--sources on some of the furnishings shown above:

mid-century credenza / nightstand / chest of drawers

8 comments:

molly ruth said...

awesome info. thanks for sharing it!

Kelly C. said...

I am thrilled to learn this...thanks!

Becki said...

I just tried it. Awesome!

kalanicut said...

Hooray! Thank you for this. I have been wondering what I did with all my time last week and at least two days were spent looking at apartment rental or sofa ads on craigslist. So tiresome!

This is life-changing for me this week. Pat yourself on the back of saving one reader's sanity today!

Hope your search for new home items goes fantastically!

Karen Torres D'Amico said...

Thanks so much for this tip---so helpful!

jdavissquared said...

oh my gosh, this is the best thing ever! thanks so much for sharing!

erin said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have been searching for a mid-century buffet for months and had no idea I could do it w/o clicking on every generic listing. This is so exciting and helpful!

Stephanie said...

Erin, where do you live...there are so many mid-century buffets that pop up here on Craigslist in Seattle.

Everyone, so happy you are loving it like I am! Frequent Craigslisting just got that much easier :)

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