The excitement of my week has sadly come to a close. I’ve been selling some of my possessions on ebay to get some extra cash for moving and seeing Andrew in Orlando next week (HUZZAH!). It has been so fun stalking the auction outcomes, answering questions, and seeing how many ‘watchers’ I got. This week, after fees and shipping costs, I made 370 dollars! That is nothing to sneeze at since I make half that during a typical week at Kohl’s. Sitting on my bum watching people bid is a lot more fun that standing around dealing with the smelly* clothes people return to the store.
Really this ebay thing has been part of my mid year goal to reduce the clutter in my life. I have so many things that just sit around idly. I can imagine that these inanimate object have some secret awesome life (like Toy Story!), but that is probably a delusion. Getting even five bucks for something you don’t use is better than the value it’s giving you now (usually ZERO). I’m trying to be more realistic. There are clothes that I have that I dream of the day that they fit me better or start looking as awesome as I thought they used to or had imagined. There are little dinky mementos that clutter up the flat surfaces in my room. And let us not forget the books I know I’ll never read again.
I want to purge myself of this stuff as much as I can by either selling, giving away, or trashing them. I don’t need to carry around so much STUFF, especially when I’m preparing to move. This week I got rid of a dress, a trombone, a purse, an ancient camera, and 5 books. Hopefully this is only the beginning!