Friday, January 18, 2008

Frugal Fridays - Sell It!



It's January and for me that means...cleaning out closets and cupboards. Something about a new year (and putting away all that Christmas stuff) inspires me to really tackle the clutter that's been building and building and building... But I digress.

Here's what I do: I keep a laundry basket handy and fill it with the things we don't need or don't like any more. If it's toys or games I'm sorting I whisk the basket away fairly quickly. If it is household items it may sit in the kitchen for a few days.

And then the fun part: decide what to do with everything. Some things need to be given to specific people who would enjoy them. Some things can be listed on Freecycle (old magazines anyone?) and some things can be sold. You have several options here. If it is worth it after all the fees and trouble E-Bay is really fun. If the items aren't a perfect fit for E-Bay there is always Craigslist. I've sold a lot of toys on Craigslist. Not for very much money but hey, every bit helps and I'd rather have a bit of freed up space. You could also save up things for a yard sale but I admit that I'd much rather shop at yard sales than hold one myself.

The important thing here is to not cling to things that don't serve your family or make you happy. Stop thinking about how much something cost and start thinking about how much it is costing you in space and enjoyment. Find great frugal tips at Biblical Womanhood.

1 comment:

Michele said...

"Stop thinking about how much something cost and start thinking about how much it is costing you in space and enjoyment."
This is so true! Thank you for posting. I am holding on to this quote to remind myself not to hold on to unwanted things!

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