I’m always amazed by the amount of “stuff” that I somehow accumulate. I don’t know about you, but for me, the struggle is real. For example, I often hang onto knickknacks and souvenirs, even toys from my childhood, long after their sentimental value has run its course. Do I really still need that Princess Leia Pez dispenser I’ve had forever? (OK, yeah, maybe I do.) But if I ever do decide to let it go, what exactly should I do with it? Donate it? Sell it? Just throw it away?
If your item is still in good shape, try looking at it with fresh eyes. Maybe that old couch pillow could find new life as a comfy pet bed for Fluffy. Or perhaps those old TV trays could be transformed into fun new memo boards.
Or consider this: If your item is still in pretty good shape, and you really don’t want or “need” it anymore, go ahead and donate it. Why? For one thing, it just feels good knowing that somebody out there will benefit from something you no longer want. After all, as Booker T. Washington said, “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”
That said, selling your still-valuable “stuff” also feels nice since it puts a little extra bling in your billfold, so to speak. But questions arise. How do you know what it’s worth? Where do you find out? Is selling it going to be worth your efforts?