Yard Sale versus Goodwill
Yesterday I wrote about my bargains I got at our local Goodwill. Today I decided that instead of holding onto junk in our basement and shed for the yard sale it looks like we’ll never have, I would take the items to Goodwill so I can get a tax write off with my tax software and make a donation and hopefully help someone in need. After all, what goes around comes around. I want good karma!
I have been holding onto these items and it was a hard decision to just drop them off. I keep picturing the boxes and bags with big dollar signs on them, like I just did a very unfrugal thing by donating the items instead of trying to sell them. This was my thinking: I’ve been waiting all summer to have a yard sale, I haven’t had time, the stuff is taking up space driving me crazy, and most of the items I donated ranged from 10 cents to a dollar. Am I really going to miss that? Probably not. The money that I would have made would probably not be worth my time sitting outside, haggling prices with people.
Many of the larger dollar items I kept: a dehumidifier, pictures, tables, etc. I figure I can always list those on craigslist and make some money off those items because those are actually worth selling. The other things probably wouldn’t sell on craigslist. When we get back from vacation I’ll need to list those as soon as possible.
Do you think I made a good decision?