Giving Away, Not Selling, My Stuff. This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman.
Ever since I cleaned out my closet, I’ve gotten more and more ruthless, editing more and adding less. The result of deleting items from drawers and hangers is two large brown boxes taking up floor space in the closet, overflowing with castaways. The boxes have grown into mountains, and I can’t walk to the back of my closet anymore. My intention was to sell these items, which are the nicer things that I actually like, but don’t work for one reason or another. I didn’t want to drop them off at the consignment shop because the shop keeps 60% of the profit and only accepts in-season clothing, meaning I’d have to keep some of this Stuff in my closet for almost a year.
Donate or sell? What to do with unwanted stuff. Ask Unclutterer: Sell or donate? Reader Amy submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I’d love to see some advice on what to donate vs. what to sell when clearing out the clutter!
Amy, this is a great request. Here is the following method I suggest for deciding what to do with home and office items once you determine they no longer belong in your possession: Step 1: Log onto eBay and find out how much money a similar item recently sold for on the site. Step 2: If the item sold for an amount that you believe is worth your time and effort to sell (for me, this number is $50+), then sell the item. Step 3: If the item sold for an amount less than your time and effort to sell number (for me this is less than $50), but is greater than zero, consider donating the object to charity or posting it on Freecycle. Step 4: If you cannot find a similar item for sale on eBay and you think the item is junk, recycle or trash the item. Thank you, Amy, for submitting the first question for our Ask Unclutterer column! Craigslist 101 - Andrea Dekker. 3 Reasons Your Stuff Isn’t Selling posted by Andrea | 06/3/2015 | 15 comments Dave and I recently cleaned out a few things from our garage and our extra garage, and I cleaned out a few kitchen items… and it sure feels great to get rid of some of the things we no longer need, use, want or love!
I know many of you are also in a spring cleaning / purging mood right now, and if you’re having trouble selling your castoffs, here are 3 ideas that might help! Craigslist 101: Are You Asking The Right Questions? Posted by Andrea | 06/9/2014 | 6 comments. I am Marie Kondo, international tidying expert and author of "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up." AMA! : IAmA. Tidying Expert Marie Kondo's Home Consultation. KonMari: How to Clean Up Your Home Once and Never Need to Do It Again. The Backlash Against KonMari and De-Cluttering Is Stupid. Tidying guru KonMari declutters a client's bookshelves. How to Get Rid of Clutter. In response to my raging spring fever, and in anticipation of our impending move in two months, I just finished a whirlwind cleaning of our apartment.
Unhappy housewives club. Julie Morgenstern Enterprises. Overcoming Busy » The Time Cost Of Our Stuff – guest author Mandi Ehman. March 8, 2010 by Marci Welcome to Day One of the Overcoming Busy Celebration! We are kicking off the new, updated version of Overcoming Busy with a week of guest authors and giveaways. Each day this week, there will be a new guest post and a giveaway post.
Keep checking in and don’t miss the fun! You’ve probably thought about the cost of various knickknacks, doodads and gadgets around your home — at least for a minute or two — but have you ever stopped to think about the time cost of these same items? How much time do you spend moving things? According to a statistic on Julie Morgenstern’s website, “Getting rid of excess clutter would eliminate 40% of the housework in an average home.” 40 percent!
The fact is that while stuff has an impact on our budget and our bottom line, we often forget that it also uses up one of our most precious commodities — time. Becoming Minimalist. Amazon.com: Twitter for Good: Change the World One Tweet at a Time (9781118061930): Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Biz Stone: Books. Maneesh Sethi - 4HWW Success as a Digital Nomad. Cold Remedy: 18 Real-World Lifestyle Design Case Studies (Now It’s Your Turn) If not in 2010, then when?
(Photo: jphilipson) The video case studies that I asked for in the last post really caught me unprepared. I…am…so happy that it’s hard to put it into words. From Denmark to India, from college students to retirees, from yoga instructors to engineers, the stories poured in. Narrowing them down to finalists, even with several people, was excruciating, but below you will find 15 of our favorites. The below videos represent a real-life crash course in the many paths and practicalities of lifestyle design. Happy New Year, y’all. It can be. Gary Misner (below) Gary is a 22-year old from Long Island.
Chuck Holton (below) From Chuck: My attempts at leaving the corporate world met with very limited success until I read the 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss. Two of Chuck’s children–both under 15 years of age–are also earning $300-500 per month with their own companies. The World’s Best Fruit (below) Lessons from Tyler Durden & Ben Stiller – Stop Your Possessions From Owning You. How to Get Rid of Clutter. KonMari: How to Clean Up Your Home Once and Never Need to Do It Again.