~boxes full of who knows what
~plenty of cleaning opportunity…or obligation
~lots of stuff you don't really love
~guilt, burden and weight are words that come to mind
~added cost of maintenance and replacement
decluttered spaces offer:
~more square footage…space!
~no boxes to move or shimmy around
~less to clean
~all your favorite things highlighted
~freedom, lightness, happiness are words that come to mind
~cash for sold items (craigslist, ebay, etsy, thred-up...)
these are just a few of the things we've sold in the last few months. a deep room and closet clean-out for julia made a bunch of space and cash for her new-to-her full-size cello. julia was motivated, because she had something she wanted more than the toys she was no longer playing with. i cleaned out my craft stash and let some inspiration go to new homes. my closet is under seasonal scrutiny. a discerning eye is periodically roaming our interior spaces for unnecessary bits. i'm constantly surprised that there is a market for almost anything, especially when the price is right. the buyer benefits and so do i…cha-ching!
i've said it before and i'll say it again…less is best! some stuff is necessary…some stuff is fun…but too much stuff is too much! the holidays are coming. maybe we can make a bit of money on the stuff we no longer need…and spend it on an organic thanksgiving, or paying down some debt, or a great shared-experience gift, or a home repair, or savings toward a vacation, or...
now is always a good time to lighten up!