Friday, April 23, 2010

Sell It - Frugal Friday

I recently heard on the radio that the average household has $25,000 worth of "stuff" they either don't want or don't use!  Are you serious?  All I could think was, "WOW! That's a lot of money!"  So, here's my Frugal Friday tip.  Start spring cleaning and get rid of what you're not using. 

I'm a huge eBay fan.  At one point, years ago, my husband used to tell me he was going to have to start nailing things down if he didn't want me to sell them :).  But in all seriousness.....Why do we keep things that aren't being used?  If we sold the items that are just hanging around, for even 1/4 of their worth, we would have over $6,000!!!  This makes me want to re-evalute what I keep & why I keep it.  Some things may have sentimental value, etc. but if they're just collecting dust.....

If there is something you want to purchase, and can't afford to, this may motivate you.  I tend to use the money I make selling items to purchase my homeschool curriculum for the upcoming year.  I don't like it to come out of our living expenses, so this works perfect.  It does take some effort to sell your items, so if you don't want to take the time, by all means you can donate it too.  You'd still be organizing and decluttering while helping a good cause.


Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Seriously?? WOW!
My house still has one couch, bought when we first got married, a plastic folding table in our kitchen and the kids sleep on mattresses on the floor!

Rebecca said...

I really should get an ebay account. I have porcelain doll collection that I do nothing with. I kinda think they are creepy and have no place to display them anyway. Ebay would be a great way to get rid of them. Thanks for sharing, oh and that's quite an amount!

Kimmie said...

Wow, that is a lot of money. Not sure we have anything that would be worthy of even a tagsale. I tend to donate or freecycle my stuff, as I always think there is someone who might be blessed by something I am holding.

I'd love to have an ebay account...just don't think I am mature enough to handle that responsibility yet ;-)

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one homemade and 7 adopted


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