A couple of weekends ago I tackled my bedroom and was determined to get rid of as much clutter as I possibly could. Apparently sometimes I am in a certain mood which allows me to get rid of things which I would otherwise have trouble releasing.
Another problem is sometimes I don’t have the time, or I’m too tired to go through a behemoth pile of papers that somehow, again, stacked themselves up alongside my computer monitor. There’s no way to know what the stack contains, so I put it into a box to tackle later and later never comes. I’m sure some of you will be able to relate.
Anyway, I managed to go through several of those exact boxes of paper, and also combined some boxes together. I went through my “these might make me rich on eBay” stuff and got rid of all of it. The ceramic Budweiser beer steins, the decades old complete collections of basketball and baseball cards, and other interesting things that may or may not have sold on eBay.
I put everything in my vehicle, and wished that I lived closer to town so I could get rid of the stuff quickly before I changed my mind.
The stuff stayed in my vehicle for a few days, and I’d planned to go by Savers after work on Tuesday. But I had a brainstorm. One of my friends who is having a rough time financially and will be moving soon is planning to have a yard sale so it will be easier to move into a smaller place. I asked her if she would be interested in having my stuff to sell at her yard sale, and she could keep the money, of course. I told her if she would rather not, just tell me and I’d take it to Goodwill or Savers. She was okay taking it, and I hope she makes some money from my stuff.
I’m trying to find another pocket of time to go through some more boxes because she will be moving by the end of the month.
It is making this a lot easier, knowing I am possibly helping my friend. She is a very neat and tidy person, not a packrat at all, and will most likely take everything not sold to Goodwill so this has been a great solution for me, and I hope it helps her make some extra money!
The other good result is I was able to get rid of enough stuff that I could make room for and set up my Total Gymwhich has been residing in my bathroom folded up for over a year. I’m starting to feel like I have more energy and I want to see if I can start adding some exercise into my routine.
What do you do with your stuff when you declutter?