Do you ever find yourself juggling with the decision whether to donate or sell certain items you have decided to declutter. For me the items I most want to sell are items I feel the need to recoup someÂ monetary loss on. Items that were relatively costly but I never did get much use from. These are items I most definitely want to get out of my house but my thrifty side says ~ “Sell, sell, sell!” Â ~ while my I can’t be bothered with all the selling nonsense side says ~ Donate it and just get it the heck out of here, quickly and painlessly.
I have several craft items that I am juggling with this decision about right now. And I have had many such experiences in the past. What do I usually end up doing? I think it is about 50/50 sell v donate. And then there are the times when I have listed an item on ebay and it didn’t sell so I donated it anyway.
You would be forgiven for wondering why it is that, after all this time, I still find myself struggling with this decision from time to time. The answer with that is that question is that my desire to make some money back is equal to the amount I dislike going to the trouble of listing items on ebay.
I have done the pros and cons list and they come out about even…
- Making some cash v feeling good about making a donation
- Not having to pack up the item v Using up some of those pre-used packaging materials lingering in the garage cage.
- Getting it out of here quickly v the tantalising anticipation of receiving bids and the joy of a successful sale.
- Having to go to the post office v The extra exercise and nice harbour side walk to the post office.
- All that bother v the cash in hand.
You know what I am going to do. Finish off this post and just list the darn things instead of wasting the next hour browsing Pinterest for more craft ideas when I have so many going on in my head already. Why waste my brain space procrastinating while I waste my precious time faffing about doing nothing important.
See you, I have work to do.
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter plastic items, excess shopping bags, kitchen containers, broken toysâ€¦
Eco Tip for the Day
Try to replace at least a couple of meat meals a week with plant based offerings.
For a full list of my eco tips so far click here
It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when Iâ€™m slow