The selling has begun!
Do you have a box, or multiple boxes of “what if” items? What if I need this kitchen gadget that I haven’t used in 3 years at some point? What if I need these super high heels that I’ve never worn, and know I never will? Yeah… we have way too many of those items and boxes. I wouldn’t say our basement is full, but we have a lot of “what if” and “I’ll save these incase” items down there.
Some things have been easy peasy to get rid of. Some I’ve shoved in other boxes, just until we get a bit closer to the date of departure.
For our entire lives we’ve been taught to buy all of the things, and thats what we did. We filled our lives with meaningless things.
We chose to sell everything so that we can travel with our son full-time. We’re choosing to have less, and live more.
So where are we in this, operation sell everything situation?
Well, we’re not sure when we’ll be leaving. We’re still waiting on our house to sell. So right now, we’re going through each room of the house including the basement and garage, and finding things that we haven’t used in the last year, and that we likely won’t use ever again to sell.
This month I’ve sold some baby clothes, a suitcase we never use, some car decals that I made when I had my vinyl business, and other bits and pieces. This month alone we’ve made $412. We have more space in our house and more money, cha-ching! I could get used to this. 😉
How we're selling our stuff
I’ve found our local buy / sell / trade Facebook groups to be the best way to get rid of our old things.
Random household stuff goes on the regular Buy N’ Sell. Pregnancy items and baby items go on the Mom’s Buy N’ Sell. My clothes and shoes go on the Closet Swap group.
We also have a local dollar auction which is quite fun. Things that don’t sell on the regular Buy N’ Sell groups, where I ask for a certain price or best offer, get listed on the auction. It runs for 24 hours and the bid starts at $1. People bid whatever they feel like, and at the end whoever was the highest bidder wins the item! It’s been fantastic for trying to quickly get rid of things.
We also have a bin that is filling up of things that we would like to donate. Anything that doesn’t sell goes into this bin. Or things that we would rather donate than get money for.
We have another post that goes more into depth on how to sell everything, that you can read about.
Although selling our things can be scary, we’ve both found it to be quite liberating. It’s nice to have more room in our basement, de-clutter our lives, and put away the extra money we’ve made.