Over the past decade, we’ve seen the rise of Craigslist joining the ranks of consignment stores without having to worry about the fees. Facebook yardsale groups and ThredUp online consigning have followed suit, offering an opportunity to reclaim a bit of your initial investment without spending hours setting up and managing an unsuccessful garage sale.
People are beginning to realize that part of the debt solution is saying goodbye to the things that pack a financial punch without sacrificing sentiment or use.
I want you to watch this news clip. It’s just over six minutes long, but it’s the tip of the iceberg when it comes to climbing out of the debt hole simply by decluttering your home.
Take a look around your room. What do you see right now that you paid over $100 when you purchased it but aren’t getting that value out of it now? Can you identify just 5 items within your home/office that are unnecessary to routine living? I know you can, because we live in the age of accumulation. You’ve got stuff that you bought believing the promises that it would add value to your life, when all it did was add financial burden. Prepare to let it go, and put some cash back in your pocket!
My friend Andrea over at RichMamaLife is endeavoring to swap life in the corporate world to stay at home with her first baby. It’s a pretty big shift that calls for crafty income generating ideas. She shares her experience with Facebook groups here!
The point is, your stuff has value. Make it work for you!