In my efforts to declutter our home, I am slowly selling some of our gently used items. Today I made over $100! One of my items on Ebay sold, and I just sold an outdoor umbrella we no longer use to someone from Craigslist. I wish I kept track of all of the items I have sold throughout the process, but it has been substantial for us.
I also sent some clothes to ThreadUp recently, and I’m waiting to hear back to see how much money I get back. If it’s worth it, I am going to order another kit to donate a few more pieces I no longer wear.
I try not to think about how much we originally spent on some of the things we are selling, mostly because it makes me realize that I wasted money on said object. It is a sad realization, but it is worth noting. Even though I am recognizing my past mistakes, however painful, I am thankful that I am able to correct them now. Selling our old stuff is shaping how I purchase things today, and how I will purchase things in the future. I don’t need every kitchen gadget. I don’t need DVDs we never watch. I don’t need decorations for every freaking holiday on Earth.
With the holiday season (and my birthday!) only a few short weeks away, I am preparing myself for more clutter entering our home. I have composed a short wishlist, mainly which includes gift cards, consumables (wine!) or things we really do need. Just to give you perspective, when we were updating our home two years ago, I asked for new doorknobs for Christmas. I am that level of crazy. (And someone bought them for me!)
Anyway, the moral of the story: less is more. Don’t spend your hard earned money on useless garbage, or you’ll be selling it back for lots less on Ebay or Craigslist in a few years. 🙂
Until next time…cheers 😉