Jo’s story from Saturday’s post brought my attention to this box of clutter sitting awaiting decision in my craft room. It has been there for a while in the ebay staging area awaiting action. Action had been taken on a couple of items and they did not sell. Some items I am not sure what to do with while others had no business being there in the first place and ought just to have been donated already.
This scanner has been superseded by an all in one printer, copier, canner, fax model some time back. It had been hidden away in my son’s room until we did a reshuffle in there when his new bed arrived. It then moved upstairs to the staging area and has been lingering there for a few months. It will now be donated to charity.
This dressing gown, believe it or not, has gone back into my closet awaiting further contemplating. See even I postpone decisions sometimes. I did try to sell it on ebay without success and am now undecided as to what my next approach will be . I know I want to declutter it but I have that old “recoupe some lost money demon” breathing down my neck. I am sure I will get over it soon and decide I would rather have it our of here, but for the time being I am just going to set it aside.
I have no idea what to do with these Disney collector lithographs. They really aren’t suitable for the thrift shop and I haven’t made a decision whether I will list them on ebay. I have once again put them back where they came from awaiting further investigation of the best disposal method. And you guys thought I had to all so worked out. Sometimes even I am at a loss as to what to do with things.
This Craft magazine however is quite simple, it will go to the thrift shop. It is something we thought about selling on ebay because its counterpart Make Magazine sells quite well. We have however decided that we just can’t be bothered with the faffing around involved. It has however been lingering there for months while we made that decision.
These Barry Bonds bobble heads would probably sell OK on ebay in America but not so much in Australia. I could advertise them on ebay internationally but once again I can’t be bothered faffing around with them. Finding out shipping costs blah blah blah. I could freecycle them but just our of curiosity I will take them to the thrift shop and see if they generate any interest.
I think my husband had the idea to sell this denim jacket on ebay some time ago but yet again it got put into the “too hard basket”. There seems to be a theme going here about ebay being too much bother doesn’t there. The jacket will go with me to the thrift shop today with the other items I have mentioned. Oh my! It has just occurred to me that this jacket has featured as a declutter item on my blog already. How did it get back into the house. Outrageous!!!!
This satchel was one of the insidious freebies that are so hard to resist. I have deliberately photographed it from the back so its origin as not advertised. It has to do with my husbands work which can in some cases cause sentimentality attachment but in this case he has given me permission to declutter it. Once again I will take it to the thrift store.
The object of this post is to prove to you that decisions don’t have to be made hastily. Each of these items were and, in some cases, are still here for reasons that only make sense to me. I have now dealt with some while others I am still undecided on. You will note that in the meantime I have continued decluttering other items as is evident by there being a photo on each weekday post I publish.
So if you are having trouble detaching from certain items don’t let that deter you just move on to something simpler and easier to let go of. I’m supposed to be the expert here and yet I do it so why shouldn’t you. Just so long as you are making progress be satisfied with that and come back to the difficult things when you are ready. Sometimes the solution just falls into your lap one day when you least expect it. And sometimes the attachment just disintegrates as your will to simply grows stronger.
Today’s Declutter Item
Of course today’s declutter items are the items mentioned in the post above. These items are off to the thrift store with me today and I will be glad to see the back of them.
Something I Am Grateful For Today
I took the items mentioned above to the thrift shop today (now yesterday) and the bobble heads fetched $10 each for the store. The girl who bought them is very interested in baseball items so I might be able to sell her any other items that we still have lingering about the house. Also I have been taking jewellery home from the store that needs repairs and my ability to perform those repairs has rescued $23 worth of merchandise for them to sell. I love seeing the items I donate, repair and process being snapped up by their customers. This is far more job satisfaction than I got from my last paid job that’s for sure.