I have already sold most of this stuff on ebay and gumtree – and there are 145 photos lurking within this collage. I wouldn’t want to guess the number of hours it’s taken me to take photos, write descriptions, upload, wrap and post these things. Probably far more time than £100 or so is worth.
And yet, I find that one of my major stumbling blocks with the de-cluttering part of minimalism is not identifying the stuff I don’t need, but letting it go without it feeling like a waste. Selling it for 99p makes me feel better about getting rid of it, even though some of this stuff is junk I’ve inherited from other people’s clear outs.
As I mentioned in a recent post, I’m holding off any serious clearing out or ebay-listing action in favour of spending spare time on more important things, and so that means I have this pile of stuff in the spare room that has been there for months. Grrrrrrrr.