I hope you had a relaxing long weekend with some fun sprinkled in! (I know at least one client was clearing clutter :)
Cutie grandson visiting from Iowa--the Zoo train was a big hit!
After all of that fun--today I’m back to business with a HOT question--one that many, many clients ask:
Q: “There are items in my “discard pile” that might be worth some money, I think I should try to sell them on Craigslist (on Ebay) (at a garage sale) (at a consignment store); what’s your advice?”
A: Think of it this way...you have only so much personal energy to spend every day. IF you have extra time and energy to take pictures, write a detailed description with measurements, post, answer emails, plan “the drop”, make “the drop” then Go For It!!!!!
If, however, you’re like most of us and time and energy is at a premium...
Consider these 3 reasons NOT to sell your cast-off items & donate instead:
So, the next time you have the urge to squirrel things away in the back bedroom, garage, or basement because you think you might like to sell them, pause for a moment. Think again, take a deep breath (Ahhhhhhh) and ask:
What is important to you...really?
Actually write out the “what’s important to you” list, and if making a few extra $$$ is on the list, near the top AND you’re not going to compromise your personal energy (I’m becoming more and more fierce about this, myself…), then plan and execute the sale--the follow through is often the hardest part.
Let me know what you decide--I love hearing from you!
Also, do you know someone else who might find this post useful? Share, if you’re inspired, we’ve added a couple of new people to our online community this week (Hi, Jennifer, and Sandy!) and LOVE to grow our family.
Lots of Love,
“The kids are playing games in the new family room! The process of decluttering and then creating a beautiful space that my family actually uses was fun with Jane’s gentle/skilled/fierce guidance” ~Ann J.