Today is Minimizing Monday at Handprints on the Wall, and I thought I’d join in the conversation.
I sold half of the things I’ve listed on the first try; the second half sold on the second listing. I made a tiny bit more than I would have had I just tried to sell them at a garage sale. I’m still relatively new to eBay, but I’m enjoying the learning process. I plan to list more things throughout the month. I’m actually impressed with the ease of using eBay… it’s pretty simple to list things, package them up, print the postage, and send it off. It just takes a little time (something I wish I could buy on eBay!)
I also sold my Ab Lounge (there’s nothing “lounge” about it!) via a local message board and did some inquiring about what I could get for my treadmill and exercise bike if I brought them to 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment. I haven’t decided yet, if I’m ready to get rid of those things yet.
It feels pretty good to get rid of some of this stuff… although it’s been a little hard for me to part with the baby clothes. (sniff).
I’ve come to realize that you don’t have to be a minimalist to be considered frugal. But I do think that being very aware of what you have versus what you need is a very useful exercise.
So what types of things are you doing to clear out the clutter?