In my basement and extra bedroom, I have a pile of items that I am going to sell on ebaycraigslist. or The piles have been there for a few months now, and contain items from hardwood flooring that we didn’t end up using to clothing I thought I could sell, to little knickknacks that I thought someone else would treasure. I have listed many of the items on craigslist and only had one person interested in a stained glass mirror, and she actually came and bought it about 20 minutes after I had listed it. While it was nice to get that extra $15, I realized that the stress of having this clutter in my house just isn’t worth it any more, and today I’ll be hauling a lot of this crap to the nearest Goodwill.
I almost feel like I’m throwing away money, but it’s pretty apparent that these items are not going to sell, no matter how much I think they are worth. Maybe people just don’t like or need the items, think I’ve overpriced them, or something else. Regardless, it’s not worth my time, effort, headache, and having to deal with the stuff around here just to make $2. Sure, it all adds up, and I’m the first to try to make an easy buck or two. But it’s just not worth it any more. I’m tired of looking at it and I know Mr. Money is too! I’d rather trade the $100 that I may make for sanity!
What is your method for decluttering?